Hi there, guys and dolls! You know, there is a lot of hot air around these days and I’m not just talking about the warm summer breezes. My girls and I have been reading so many of the posts and comments floating around out there and quite frankly, yours truly is wondering if we’re all just drifting around not only in the ethers, but on ether.
Sad and scary things are happening, and it does appear that there is so much more reaction going on, instead of thoughtfulness and action. There is a difference, and we need to embrace that. Now to be honest, it is just my humble little old-fashioned opinion, but I like it.
I’m not saying the time I dwell in was perfect, far from it, as life is now. During the fifties, there was definitely a great deal of supression, depression, and oppression, but wouldn’t it be nice if we could realize that now we can choose to learn and evolve in how we express and relate to each other and the world around us?
May I suggest we think before we speak, or in this case (and on other forms of written social media), think before we write? Consider your words, how they may be taken, what they will invoke or inspire, or offend. Or simply, will they make you look rash or like a fool, angry or impetuous? I’ve seen some very hurtful things lobbed randomly out there without consideration that may be meant to insult someone else, which is just plain wrong, and truthfully just make the author of such words look bitter and sad.
How do you want to be perceived in this world? What would you like others to take away from knowing you? I’m not saying to ignore what is going on around you, or pretend that nothing is happening, far from it. But maybe consider giving your feelings some thought before you lash out, get to know what your pushed buttons really mean to you before attempting to push someone else’s. That transfer of negativity may feel fleetingly “good,” but in the long run, just makes you look like a brainless idiot and still seething till the next round.
Then again, it’s just my little bit of rambling from old ways of thinking ;-).
Wonderful post, Barbara Jean! Thank you.