It’s probably been about a year since I last posted… not that anyone was vitally dependent on what I have to say but I kind of miss it. It’s nice to have a place I can get all my thoughts out without having someone interrupt me about how their problems are so much more relevant or how they know so much more about whatever the topic may be. Anyway, I feel the need to express my latest revelations.
It has been brought to my attention that a lot of people are stricken with anxiety. I realize that life can be stressful, but freaking out about something that is not under your control is a huge waste of time. As in you cannot control when the world ends and I promise you, there is nothing you can do about it so stop trying to “prepare for the ice age!” I’m not the wisest, smartest, or most experienced human on the planet but I do think I’m on to something here. I think that as a whole our society does not know how to chill out. There is a time and a place for anxiety but it is not every little thing that goes wrong or something you feel is impended but hasn’t actually heppened. Your life will never be perfect, your mistakes and bumps in the road are what make you. I am not saying you should try to mess up but realize that you will at some point. So don’t lay on the ground wallowing in self pity and crawl to your therapist for the latest prescription for various stress disorders. Pick yourself up, dust yourself off, you aren’t dying, in fact you are living. Life is about learning to deal with sticky situations. I firmly believe that we are such a babied culture. Seriously, there is a pill for everything. If you can’t focus, it’s a psychological disorder; if you’re hyper, it’s a psychological disorder; if you are moody, it’s a psychological disorder. I understand that some people actually do need medication for these things but children are not supposed to be 100% focused and calm 100% of the time. They are children! They are meant to run around outside and get dirty and be kids! Stop freaking out about germs! We are made with amazing, adaptable immune systems so that when we are exposed to pathogens we can build immunity against them. Yes, vaccines are good and helpful and should be utilized… for infections that we aren’t exposed to in the U.S. You don’t need to freak out if you get a little scraped up playing in the dirt. Granted, there are exceptions, but there are always exceptions. Stop trying to make your kid the next Einstein and let them go roll in the mud for awhile. Sorry, I’ll get off my soap box. I hope you get my point though. Your experiences make you who you are, the good and the bad. Own it.