Things have changed…

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Throwing my opinions out on the proverbial table has been pretty much the norm, for me.  Until now.

Prior to all this, my pandemically-political, thoughts and ideas shared with others gave way to a few laughs or, of course, some healthy debate.  Not so much anymore.  Things have changed.  Drastically.

Well, of course, I do it here, on my personal “turf” and whoever doesn’t approve can simply move on.  Respect my right to believe as I do and to support what I feel is important.  I’ll do the same for everyone else.  It’s a two-way street.  At least it once was.  Now, there’s a “Stop Sign” waiting every time you venture out to express your thoughts on some sensitive subject.  Or event.

The current national turbulence has changed the dynamics of free-thinking and the right to express same.  Either the PC Police wait in the background with their digital handcuffs or you get slammed from people you know, all waving their criticisms in the air like flyswatters at a picnic.

None of this drama will end easily.  Or soon.  A revolution is unfolding, day by day. Sadly, the social media playgrounds where friends and families once gathered have become cold war zones.  I doubt if there will ever be a common ground of respect for how each of us feels on either a topic or current event.  No matter what people believe, or that which they hold close in their hearts, sharing any in a public environment sets the stage for volatile theatrics from all sides.  Everyone wants change that is fundamental, dramatic and often irreversible.  Change is a form of evolution which involves the ability to be trustworthy, transparent and to think systematically.  Mix up evolution with revolution and anarchy takes center stage.

A desire to make a difference, to create a positive life balance for everyone is a manifestation of our evolution and wanting to create change born from a specific awareness.   In an ideal world, this might seem simple but, as long as the wars over opinions and beliefs become more widespread, we all have become our own worst enemies. 

In this year of 2020 and on this very day, I think we can all identify with the words of Deepak Chopra…” All great changes are preceded by chaos”.  Wishful thinking, at best, as our country is wrapped in a cloak of chaotic uncertainty.

 

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  1. John Holton says:

    Social media has certainly turned into antisocial media this year, hasn’t it? I’m sure the self-quarantining, with people staying out of public and basically cooped up in their homes, has a lot to do with it. While I’m not sure whether ending the forced separation would make everything go away, it certainly wouldn’t hurt to get back to the actual normal…

    • Patty says:

      I keep wondering just what our actual normal might be, John. Mostly, how will we adapt to not looking over our shoulder at this, or possibly the next, virus invasion.

  2. madamdreamweaver says:

    You’re right. Somewhere along the line high schools and colleges stopped teaching that sharing of opinions and discussing them without feeling threatened is healthy and good.

    • Patty says:

      \”Threatened\” is definitely the operative word. It seems to dominate everything we do, everything we think about and most definitely everything we dare discuss…someone will take offense.

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