Monday, June 1, 2015

You're Only Human + Motivating Monday

Sometimes I cringe when I think about some of the mistakes I made in parenting. My youngest just graduated from high school. I remember, when he was younger, trying to make him write a journal. As someone who was an avid journal keeper when younger, I wanted him to have something to look back on. But he just didn't want to do it. I reasoned, begged, wheedled, threatened, withheld privileges, but nothing worked! I still have the journal that I wrote for him, because he wouldn't do it on his own. 

Does he regret not writing a journal now? Heck no! Will he later, when I am dead and gone? I would like to think so...but probably not! Was it a mistake to waste so much time and energy (it was a lot) trying to make him do something that he had no interest in? Yes, I think we could have had more quality time together doing something he enjoyed. Does he call me out on it repeatedly? Nah, he forgot about it. I'm the one who remembers....

Something I've noticed picking up steam is that people are not willing to forgive human mistakes. They are more likely to jump on someone perceived to have done something stupid or intolerant and air it out on social media, where others can jump in, like a pack of wild dogs, and tear, gnash and gnaw on that person until they have literally destroyed their life. 

It's as if they, themselves, have never acted stupidly or intolerantly. They have to wring every last bit of justice out, so they can walk away, self-righteously, like the fully-satisfied beasts of prey they are. But the satisfaction won't stay, and they will be back on the prowl until they find their next victim. 

No wonder many people are so reluctant to voice their opinions. With such vicious wolves out there, who wants to expose themselves to feral attacks and unsuppressed vitriol? Very brave souls indeed, I would say.
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Today is Motivating Monday!  We all need a little motivation!  I, for one, love to explore other sites for motivating, mostly non-sponsored posts, tips, pictures and videos!  If I happen to find a great one, I'll link it up and share it with you on Twitter via the #MotivatingMonday hashtag!  It's like being featured!  Sometimes I miss some amazing posts.  So, in addition, if you'd like to link up yourself, you can do that too!  I'll visit your site, comment, promote and publicize! Don't be shy--I'm really very supportive!  Remember, any link to your posts helps your blog numbers increase!

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