As we emerge from a scary pandemic I expected that humans would be exceedingly kind to each other. A universal relief that would leave a world of generous souls being happy for their fellow citizens.
Instead, there seems to be a rash of ugliness, and I’m sad to say that much of it has come my way from women. Several have become the “dig in their heels” types unable to even listen to a point of view at odds with theirs. No room for discussion. Women dying to prove me wrong. To disagree at all costs no matter what common sense comes into view.
These days, the lively art of conversation comes with consternation. No budging one iota on any firmly held belief system. The lacking ability to reach a compromise to align with a majority is leaving this world in stasis.
We need to keep moving forward but I worry that is no longer possible when no one believes anything anyone says and forms their opinions based on whatever they believe things to be. Will anything ever be believed as a “fact” anymore? Or will up be down and down be up and “because I said so” be what rules our days?
There is isolation for those who need always be right or get out of my house types. It surprises me how I no longer get along with women who’ve been in my life for years. I’ve had dinners in their homes, we used to laugh at the same things.
They were thrilled for my successes and I theirs. But that is no longer the case. Conflict is at the center of every conversation. It seems I must keep my wins to myself lest they tarnish my star with judgment. If I don’t have something negative to say I should shut my mouth. Do you find yourselves in this dilemma as the world reopens? We are a long way from chatting about the weather or a shoe sale coming up. I’ve been kicked out for being hopeful and happy. Now if you excuse me I’m gonna put on some Taylor Swift and polish my star. Join me and polish yours!
We all go through major life transitions when relationships end… Through this website, I will share my thoughts as I walk the path of “New-Self” discovery. It doesn’t matter which side of 50 you are on. The real question is, Are you ready to live life? To forge a Path of Your Own Making (For a change!)? Then stop dwelling over the What-Might-Have-Beens and join me. Share your thoughts here, comment on mine, and let’s do this together!