It’s become a personal mantra of mine: “No regrets, no future plans.” Anxiety tends to exist in the past and the future. Regrets anchor us to events of the past. Future plans have us running scenarios we can’t possibly control. Both paths lead to the same ravine.
I had a Facebook encounter earlier this week that served as another failure to communicate in the Age of Communication. I posted a quote because I was enamoured with the sentiment and was met with FACTS. Evil, distracting facts!
No, no, no… I don’t hate facts. I do however hate the impulse to spout facts simply because you know them. It’s like we can’t control ourselves. We’ve become overheated robots, sparks flying out our ears as every last fact in our short-circuiting robo-brain spews out our mouths until no one invites us over for dinner ever.
We’ve become socially weird. We’ve lost social grace.
Even me! Of course me! Instead of taking the time to discuss it maturely, because that would take effort and time I don’t want to spend on a one-sided debate, I podcast about it!
But I’m hoping it’s somewhat insightful and more an exploration of this new communication trend that’s been birthed by the hostile social media takeover.
These are just thoughts and feelings.
But don’t quote me 🙂
Links from the Episode
Questions to Ask Yourself
How do you handle disputes online? More importantly, what does your approach say about you?
What life mantras to you carry with you to motivate yourself and help you get by?
Episode Duration: 16:43