Packages are a funny thing. We enjoy packages and how shiny they are, and anyone who says otherwise is lying to themselves about how special they are.
The package that we bring online is powerful. We are putting ourselves in a box/avatar and saying “this is me.” We might think that, but it’s our presentation of us, not us. However, on a long enough timeline, anyone can learn a great deal about us by our words and actions. Comments, likes, follows, etc tell a story.
An anonymous account, of course, is different. Not “this is me”, but “this is like me.” It’s an attempt to hide.
Either way, we package ourselves to the best of our ability. One problem though: our packaging loses it’s shiny color and becomes transparent through action and time.
Online and offline are blending. I’ll tackle that another time.
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There’s no getting, because we are not in control. There’s receiving, because of what is given back to us. We might think we are taking, but we are only receiving.
It’s like getting asked to sit at the head of the table because we gave so much to the family, the community. We didn’t do it to sit at the head of the table, we did it because it’s what we do.
And what an honor it is.
Forget the taking or the receiving.
Of course life is difficult sometimes. That’s one of the great truths: life is difficult.
Humans are funny though. We aren’t logical, and we don’t follow many paths that are set before us. We determine our own meaning for success, then follow it the best we can. (And that’s different for many people)
The fun part is knocking our own illogical selves sideways for a positive outcome.
The next time life gets difficult, say to yourself “This is easy.”
The magic happens when we expand on that. “This is so easy, I eat problems like this for breakfast!” And keep going. It sounds corny, but it has helped me in the past and I hope it helps you.
“Life is difficult. This is a great truth, one of the greatest truths. It is a great truth because once we truly see this truth, we transcend it. Once we truly know that life is difficult-once we truly understand and accept it-then life is no longer difficult.M Scott Peck