How long have you been on pause?
What exactly are you waiting for? Just like the remote, you need to hit play to move off of pause.
It is so easy to get stuck. Sometimes my TV will get in a semi-frozen mode (thanks cable company!). If I flip the TV between 2 channels it will fix the problem.
The cable company is actually trying to teach us a life lesson. Who knew we could learn so much through incompetence?
When we are stuck or in a semi-frozen state, we need to flip between 2 different areas. Go outside and then come back inside. Go from one end of town to the other. Go from one state to another. Stop working on one project for a while and do something a bit different. Do anything to break the blank, frozen stare on your face.
Play to get off pause. Live to get your life off pause.
Everyone has an opinion, but can you afford to give yours?
Do you charge people for the opinions they give you?
I determine how much value a person’s opinion has based on how much they pay.
Do they pay my mortgage? Do they pay my rent? Do they pay my utility bills?
So far, very few have offered up the amount required to have a worthy opinion based on monetary requirements.
Occasionally, an opinion will squeak through the door on non monetary payment, such as the love and caring of a momma, daddy, brother, or daughter, but most of the time….
if you ain’t got the money…..you can’t afford an opinion.
Start using your common sense. Make sure everyone who is offering an opinion is paying the correct amount of respect before you take that opinion for free. Opinions should cost money to live in your mind!
What would we do without the opinion police? Those people who come out of the woodwork to let us know how off color and uncultured we are for sharing our personal or political opinion…especially if it is different than theirs.
You know….the people who look down their nose and their crooked reading glasses with the condescending glances and tsk, tsk sounds to indicate they think we have bad manners and that we are idiots.
If you ever feel the need to redirect the opinion of another adult, just stop yourself.
Recognize these common sense tidbits:
- We don’t have the same opinion and this is ok.
- It is not your job to convince me your opinion is the best. I don’t care.
- It is not my job to convince you my opinion is the best. You don’t care.
- You do what you want to do.
- I do what I want to do.
- We do not have to vote the same.
- You are not required to look at my social media pages.
- I am not required to look at your social media pages.
- If I am saying or doing something you don’t like, don’t look or listen.*
- If you are saying or doing something I don’t like, I will not look or listen. *
- *We will both need to apply an extra helping of common sense here because if either one of us are using a bullhorn or some other craziness the other cannot ignore….this is a whole other ballgame.
And, please, do not think you are special enough to block traffic. I can assure you no one on this Earth has a rare and special enough opinion which should prevent another person from making to the hospital or to their job. MOVE!!!
There is probably nothing we do in life that does not involve some degree of risk or chance.
I could slip down getting off the couch going to the fridge and break my leg. I choose to go anyway. I determine in my mind the tea I want in my kitchen outweighs those risks and I go ahead and “Just Do It“!
There are so many times in life where we need to just put on our big girl panties (no thongs) or our adult underwear and decide to just get it done.
Did you know it scared the hell out of me to let my 15-yr-old drive my car? It probably scared the hell out of my mother when she taught me to drive too.
My knees shook and my hands trembled the first time I had to speak in front of people, and the second time, and the third time, until it didn’t anymore.
One of my biggest pet peeves is when I hear people talk about fear from everyday activities. Guess what? You are not special. You are not unique. See The “You Are Special Disclaimer”.
Everyone has these same fears, but we feel like we have no choice. We do it anyway. We don’t have other options, because we are ordinary.
Our common sense has won the battle over our neuroses and we adult again today because we are adults.