We do take things a little too seriously and it needs to stop!
From the media, to politics, to religion, to ourselves. We need to really start analyzing what we get angry about, using up unnecessary energy and time that we could be putting towards more productive ideas.
I observe from time to time how people, both individuals and groups get enveloped by a cause and allow themselves to become the same thing they are fighting against.
This was ever so evident in the most recent US Presidential election in which now President-Elect Donald Trump repeatedly created outrage among a diverse set of groups ranging from Muslims, women, pro-abortionists, blacks, and even Republicans. His disparaging remarks of “grabbing women by the pussy” and “calling for a total ban on Muslims entering the US” was the talk of news cycles, various right groups and everyday individuals in dive bars for months on end.
Yet, on November 8, 2016 Donald Trump was elected President!
Not simply because everyone forgot the things he had said, but in the big scheme of things, a huge chunk of the country wanted change from the political establishment, and could not care less if the person that represented that change was the biggest “bigot” of all time.
Since election night, we have seen Donald Trump retract from 60% of his remarks and policy suggestions made during the political campaign. Highlighting the fact that he simply made those controversial statements to instigate fear and spread his mantra of “change.” He knew it would resonate with Middle America, and with a landslide victory in most of those States, apparently it did. He is a marketing genius.
I stirred up back all that political madness that many of us have laid to rest to showcase my point of view. A lot of the things we take seriously in this world is not worth our time and energy. Us complaining and fighting against Donald Trump did not stop him from becoming President, us complaining about the traffic to work will not make it any less dire, us complaining about the cold will not make it warmer.
When I scroll through my Facebook feed, I see people getting worked up over the silliest things; about what a celebrity wears, upset over someone spending their own money frivolously and roiled up about a woman showing her breasts. Like them clicking the angry emoji or leaving a lude comment will stop it from happening or make their little world a better place.
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We need to stop taking things too seriously and understand that people will speak their minds, live their lives, the calendrical seasons will change, jokes about Jews are just that…jokes about Jews, and different opinions exist for a reason. If we all thought the same, what kind of world would this be? We were designed to have minds of our own.
Let us stop being a part of the sensationalism that fuels fake news authors and start thinking for ourselves. Because most of the things we take seriously, are just not worth it!
What do you get worked up about?
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