Broken Toys Don't Break Themselves
Victims of societal beatings blame themselves for their abusers actions.
How many times have you blamed yourself for the stress of your spouse or children?
How often have you thought, “The world has lost its mind” over these past two years?
How long will you be able to tolerate or overlook the inconsistent messages and behaviors from perceived authorities?
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It’s my hope in this piece to help you recognize the fact that the mental weight you carry around, the weight which has you questioning your every life choice, and the literal sanity of those around you - that “heaviness” is being brought into your world by others, not yourself.
The world is weird, and yet, when we look around at the marketing from every news outlet, all of the entertainment channels, and on the timelines of our friends and family, it seems like we’re all supposed to pretend this is completely normal.
The expectation for you to forget what the world was like just two short years ago is similar to how things operated after the 9/11 attacks.
Do you remember the security everywhere?
Do you recognize similar behaviors of intolerance against middle easterners, except in a swing of the pendulum its excess tolerance of all debauchery and “individuality”?
Do you see that we aren’t returning to anything close to normal operations and in the way the TSA was ramped up, changing airport security forever, so too are we looking at a new world where up is down, left is offensive, and right is wrong?
To put it in as clear of a way as possible, I’ll turn to a 90’s reference and what was once one of the most basic of understandings accepted by all, children and adults alike, across every religion, region, and ethnicity:
How complicated we have made our lives…
It’s Not Your Job
One of my greatest achievements in life is getting myself to a place where I’m happy with where I’m at while always looking to see where I could do better.
I used to live in the realm of never being satisfied, always blaming myself for any perceived inadequacy while looking to how I could do better, and struggling to be “in the moment” as I kept looking towards the next.