Life is personal.

hang in there

I’m just on a role of saying things that need to be said.

It is no secret I’ve been going through a hard time and I pretty much always share how I feel.

I’ve read (or posted or shared) about a thousand of those Facebook posts that are basically the new version of this poster from the 80’s.  Some of those really do need to be said because some of us are really stupid and don’t get it.

Let me make it simple.

  • We are all the same. The color of our skin does not matter. Our religion does not matter. Our sexual orientation does not matter.
  • The crazy people of today are the innovators of tomorrow. Think of someone you think is a great historical figure. I bet you ANYTHING someone told them they were stupid or crazy.
  • There is no reason why anyone should be hungry. None. Zero. What the hell is our problem in implementing this? We should all be fired as humans.
  • And most of all – life is personal.

The problem with society today is that we DO NOT CARE. We have numbed ourselves to what our neighbor, our friend, our family, other HUMANS are going through and have just accepted it as ‘the way it is’. We have told ourselves ‘I can’t do anything about it’. So we don’t.

That is what we need to stop doing. Stop accepting it for the way it is and strive for more. How else is it going to get any better for us, for our kids? Let’s learn from what we do wrong as individuals and groups and apply the learning to a better world for tomorrow.

It is not ‘the way it is’. It is ‘the way we choose it to be’. If you wish the world were more understanding, more fair, more kind…make it so! Make small choices every day that make it happen!

Here are some suggestions:

  • Pick up garbage when you walk down the street
  • Get to know your neighbors and become involved in your community
  • If you know someone going through a hard time,
    contact them if only just to say ‘are you ok?’
  • Forgive someone that has really made you angry
  • Imagine once a day you were born somewhere completely different than where you were
  • Imagine you lost everything you have and have to rely on other people

If you have other suggestions…feel free to add!

If humans are so smart why do we work so much?

I don’t know about you but I wasn’t designed to be on a computer 10 hours a day. We have spent the last centuries inventing an insane amount of technology and science – can’t we take some time off to just live as humans?

Look around you, people. This world is fantastic! It has everything we need to survive and take care of each other! It has what we need to be healthy and happy – every one if us! Why don’t we do that?

If computers make things so much more efficient why don’t we work less? I really want to know.

Many will say it’s to get money and things but there already is enough for everyone. You don’t have to do that anymore. You can stop. Or maybe at least slow down.

Many will say to take care of their family. Do you really believe that? Wouldn’t it be better if we knew that other humans would always take care of our family – how it used to be? So we weren’t constantly ‘earning security’. Wouldn’t it be better for us and our family to spend time with them rather than earn them money? Having spent a good part of my life working my ass off I can honestly say that I don’t think it did much for my family life.

If we are so smart, wouldn’t we have figured out that working is not the best part of life? Just a thought.

Understanding People: Expect the Negative

People do strange things. They surprise me all the time – sometimes good, sometimes bad. You never know how a human will react or proact. I had this crazy strategy I developed when I was a kid…expect the worst and plan for it, then you will always be prepared and if you get better than the worst…well BONUS! This way you can never be let down. It actually worked. Many people might call it negative thinking but to me it was the opposite…it allowed me to think positive because the negative was already sorted. The problem is somewhere along the line I stopped thinking this way, I got ‘comfortable’ and that’s when life slapped me in the face. I’m not sure what the moral here is…expect the least and you will always be in the positive? Sure. Why not?