I was ready to call it quits.
Not on writing, but on social media, the news, the MSM,…everything that is supposed to keep us connected. I was simply sick of the negativity and the doom and gloom and everybody bickering and back-biting and…I was done. I had reached a point where I seriously wished somebody would stop the planet and let me off.
The idea of finding my own island in the middle of nowhere and declaring myself a sovereign nation really started to appeal to me. But, like the failed autonomous zone in Seattle, there is this thing called ‘infrastructure’ that I wasn’t willing to do without. Little things like, power, water, shelter, internet…FOOD.
>sigh< the best laid plans of mice and men
I had reached what I thought was the end of my rope. I was ready to make a change and move on. I was going to take a more serious look at other social media platforms and adopt one. MeWe seemed promising. But all of my friends were still hanging out at (and griping about) Facebook.
After much soul searching, I made a decision. If I couldn’t change the world around me, I would change the world within.
I CHOOSE to be happy.
I may not be feeling Joy, but I can do my best to express it. I can choose to ignore the ignorant rants and the politicization of EVERY. DAMNED. THING. I can clean out as much negativity from my life as I could and then carry on. CHOOSING to be happy. I can learn from the old proverb, to ‘count my blessings’ and carry on. Rather then wrasslin’ the pig in the mud, I can pick myself up, clean myself off, ignore the ignorance and try to be the best me I can be.
Oh, and trust me, I’m sure that somewhere out there, somebody will find a way to be offended by my choice, declare me an unfit human for choosing joy or twist my words to mean the exact opposite.
For the record:
I. DON’T. CARE.
Like Jesse Ruben sings, “Nothing’s Gonna Bring Me Down”.
Will my decision bring about world peace? No.
Will it bring a little peace to my otherwise hectic world? Dur.
Would the world be a better place if everybody opted to follow suit? I think so.
So, be the best you that you can possibly be. Be courteous. Be nice. Refuse to invent drama. Don’t be pulled in by other people’s negativity. Don’t feel the need to correct every single person you encounter in the world. Let the Golden Rule be your first rule.
Change the world one person at a time. I’m starting with me.
God bless, and here’s wishing you much love, luck and bacon!