Every once in a while, the aspect of my location, the events of 2020 (so far, God help us), and the shaky situation of the future make me feel like I’m looking over it all in a detached third-person view.
Most of my energy on the current atmosphere was spent writing a piece for Lessonbee’s blog (which you can read here), so I won’t restate all of my sentiments.
It’s worth noting that I believe there are more good cops than bad ones and would hesitate to lump together any one group of people with an all-encompassing label. And, I don’t think looting/damaging businesses is an acceptable action.
I read this tweet the other day from one of my chief inspirations and role models, and it rang true to me:
Tough conversations are worth having, BUT breaks from those conversations are worth taking.
We don’t have the luxury of ignoring life’s challenges, but we do have a responsibility to make sure we’re healthy and sane enough to last for the long haul.”– T.K Coleman
Even if a thought is true, positive or negative, does the worth of the perception match the currency you’ve spent on it? My insights are the real tax on my time.
Every concept doesn’t deserve attention. Intuition can’t always be acted on. Sometimes there isn’t anything to be done besides let go and move forward.
However, that pattern is disrupted by the tough conversations T.K was referencing. They aren’t meant to be dismissed–-they’re meant to tip the dominos, stir the pot, shake the snow globe. With that comes reasonability to one’s wellbeing to ensure you can stay in the fight.
You can’t pour from an empty cup.
Speaking of cups: that’s all I have in mine right now. This is a bit of a ramble and admittedly not much of an update. That’s life sometimes.
Thank you for reading.