Monthly Archives: April 2013
I am not a fan of change, yes sir, no thank you. I like the comfort of routine and the known, the strange and unfamiliar is terrifying. However, I am seeing, over the past few years that the word change has slowly entered my vocabulary. It is little things like trying a few new foods, getting out and joining something I didn’t think I would, singing karaoke, and attempting boldness and stating what I want (something I’ve been uncomfortable with). I am a Taurus, and it’s funny because as silly as astrology may seem, I read about astrology and the traits seem to fit. I am steadfast in my opinions, and no one can make me do anything I truly do not want to. Making a change or doing something is my own choice and comes when I want it. So, I take it as a growth that I am finding ways to shape further who I am and what I want in life, while staying true to who I am. I don’t think anyone should be someone they aren’t, but I am learning more and more what kind of woman I am, and that’s no bull.
I am tired of hearing “don’t take it personally!” It’s a load of crap! When you say and do things to others, it does affect someone. In this digital age of texts, IMs, faceless posts on social-networking sites, etc. we seem to have forgotten that fact. It amazes me that the phrases “don’t take it personally,” “it’s nothing personal,” or “it’s not you, it’s me,” are somehow all encompassing magic words that beg and expect forgiveness for behavior. Somehow those words make it okay, and the offended should shut up and move on, because it’s been made okay, it’s nothing personal after all. Yes, I am a sensitive person, so sue me, but I take it to heart when someone is negative or hurtful towards me. I regret it when I have hurt someone, I agonize over it. It appears I am the exception and not the rule. I think it needs to be remembered that the pen is mightier than the sword; it seems that the thumb, fingers, and tongue are also mightier than any sword as well. Kids and bullying is getting national attention, the underlying message is that the way someone is treated can have a profound influence on them. We strive to right these grandiose injustices of this world, the inequalities, and yet don’t seem to think about basic human decency or tact in our interactions at the core of morality and just treating people decently. Treat others how you want to be treated, easy enough, golden rule and all, but seems it is lacking these days.