I mean seriously! Do you realize how much information you get through the media? And how often do you question whether it is valid, true information? What bother’s me the most is all the judgment that’s made and how that seeps into everyone’s mind. This topic has been on my mind for a good week after seeing a steady stream of negativity every time I open my browser window (I don’t watch the news). Do you filter the information you see or just soak it up?
So what’s it like where you live? Do you, or have you spent time in a box? You know, those limitations put on us by other people…and more importantly by ourselves.
I’ve spent a great deal of my life in a box starting with a very controlled upbringing. Religious pressure and control
It is getting closer to Valentine’s Day. A time when many hearts and minds turn to love. It is the busiest day of the year for most flower shops and it’s estimated that 58 million pounds of chocolate is consumed (worth $345 million) A day when many lovers head out for a special dinner and spend time together to celebrate their love.
As if the typical struggles through adolescence and college years aren’t enough (puberty, body image issues, feeling self-conscious around your friends and being bossed around by adults) now there is technology which provides a huge layer of distraction for young girls (and boys). Kids aren’t developing healthy communication skills because everything is hidden behind a text or Facebook message.
If you have ever explored living life to the beat of a different drum you know what comes next. The naysayers, the poo-pooers, the negative voices that challenge you and ask you what the hell you’re thinking. This can be intimidating and it is possible to be bullied or merely persuaded off your rhythm. It takes guts to do your own thing. Here’s a few things to consider to help you loudly beat a different drum and follow your path: