It’s said that our language was born out of our need to gossip. But why have we made it so normal? We tear people down instead of lifting them up. We judge people instead of accepting them. People become afraid to be themselves, become obsessed with reaching perfection, become ruthless towards anyone who poses a threat to their fragile sense of security. And sadly, the cycle continues. Let’s use our words kindly. Let’s give people a hand. Let’s accept everyone for who they are. Let’s celebrate our differences. Imagine what we could do by spreading love instead of hate. How much better the world would be – even yours.
There’s so much we can get stuck into in life. But sometimes there are things that end up tying us down. Here’s a few things we shouldn’t get so caught up in:
- In some respect, details can dampen the spirit of life. When we plan out our life in too minute detail, we set expectations of ourselves and the future. But life is unexpected, and so details can not only leave us disappointed but also rigid and restricted. We lose our sense of spontaneity and possibility.
- Gossip may seem perfectly normal, and perhaps even harmless, but it is rooted in negativity, hate and competition. And it doesn’t just have consequences for those we talk about, but ourselves too. When we gossip, we judge other people, we bring other people down, and we might even end up twisting stories that are passed on. We lose our sense of kindness and positivity.
- People are always trying to place definitions on everyone and everything associated with everyone. But let’s remember that we are in control of who we are and who we want to be. And we are so much more than just one thing or one label. Don’t be afraid for stand for something, or more than one thing, but most of all don’t worry about what anyone thinks. Otherwise we’ll lose our sense of self.
Drama makes for an intriguing genre in television, novels and plays, but I have never been quite able to fathom people who thrive in drama. They create it to find attention, feed it to find pleasure and live in it to feel superior in the misery and misfortune of others, by gossiping, embellishing and twisting. Their air is scented with insecurity, weakness and envy. But as with all scenes of drama, two sides will always spring, one honourable, the other immoral, one innocent, the other hostile, and one courageous, the other cowardly. Let’s not allow those claws to rip into our regard and respect for ourselves or into our outlook on life. Let’s not allow that air to seep into us, for we are loving, kind and bright. Negative people need drama like oxygen. Stay positive, it will take their breath away.