Skye Thomas

Skye Thomas
Writer, Rebel, and Soapbox Ranter

Monday, September 10, 2012

Thumbing Your Nose at Society - Looking Up Newsletter

September 10th, 2012
Looking Up Newsletter

Good morning,

Today’s feature article is for those of you that feel like quitting the rat race and for those of you trying to keep a loved one inspired not to give up on society.

take care,
Skye Thomas

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Quote of the Week:

The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration. - Pearl S Buck

You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make. - Jane Goodall

Tug on anything at all and you'll find it connected to everything else in the universe. - John Muir

Feature Article of the Week:

The Domino Effect

It was not all that long ago that people rarely gave themselves permission to do anything for themselves. They stayed in bad marriages because the church and their communities would ostracize them for seeking a divorce. They set aside their personal dreams to toil away at the family business. Men would hear such things as, “Your father was a doctor, his father was a doctor, so you will be a doctor too.” Women would silently suffer through all sorts of abuse rather than shame their families by speaking out against those who would do such things. Men and women would work hard, sacrifice much, and never do anything to shame the family honor. They were not very happy, but they had things mapped out for them and the rules were clear.

As with all things human, the pendulum did swing. And it swung hard in the opposite direction. An entire generation grew up being called The Me Generation. The meaning of life became a personal quest for personal happiness, personal fulfillment, personal satisfaction, personal journeys, personal needs, and personal goals and dreams. To love someone meant to support them 100% in anything they wanted to do, even if it was bad or wrong. Unconditional Love became the pop phrase to describe the concept of “no matter what I do, you have to love me or else you are unenlightened.” Individual self-esteem became more important than manners, morals, ethics, integrity, and honor. As long as you are happy, then your personal journey is deemed holy and sacred, no matter what. They are not any happier and they seem lost not really knowing what they want or even what they stand for.

Personally, I am tired of listening to older generations whine about having to be unappreciated martyrs and younger generations acting like selfish brats. It is time for balance. Somewhere in between doing everything for others and doing everything for yourself, there has to be a place of true inner peace. In between focusing on ‘you’ and focusing on ‘me’, there has to be a ‘we’ that makes more sense. No man is an island. Even a hermit’s decisions and choices affect everyone who loves him and everyone who needs him.

If you decide to be a high school dropout and a drug addict, nobody can stop you. You can decide not to live up to your potential, because you would rather just hang out doing nothing all day. You can choose to hide away in a cave and avoid humanity because they are all a bunch of messed up losers anyway. It is your prerogative to become anything you set your mind to. I am the first one to tell you that you should be allowed to live your life any way that you choose. However, do not lie to yourself by telling yourself that you are not hurting anyone but yourself. In fact, you are hurting everyone who loves you. You are hurting everyone who was supposed to be touched by you and your special gifts.

You have a gift to give to the world and you can give it or you can throw it away, but do not think that you are the only one affected by that decision. Every person on this planet who was meant to be motivated, encouraged, and helped by the beauty of your soul is affected by you not showing up. Choosing to be a deadbeat is selfish and cruel. There are people who need you and you are turning your back on them, and for what? For the right to thumb your nose at society. Did you ever think that maybe that is why you are here – to become the solution, the cure to the ugliness that you see around you? Someone has to look at it and acknowledge it before it can be addressed and fixed. Your ability to look problems in the eye and call them by their rightful name is part of the solution. Your inability to sugarcoat things and pretend that nothing is wrong is part of the solution.

If a parent makes the decision to be successful and wealthy, their children are affected by it. They are affected by the wealth, the way people treat them for being the child of a wealthy successful member of the community, and by the amount of time and focus a parent has to put into achieving that level of success. In the same manner, a parent who chooses to live as a drunk and a stoner, role modeling addictions and poverty to their children has a huge effect on the way the world views those children. Is it the child’s fault their parents are flakes? No, but those children are going to be treated badly nevertheless. Right or wrong, we are judged by who our families are and by what they do. What you do effects how your community will treat the rest of your family.

If you decide to quit dating because it is just too hard to find the right one – or - you settle for someone who is just okay but not really ‘the one’, you are destroying someone else’s chances to ever have ‘happily ever after.’ You do not just hurt yourself by settling for less than true love, you hurt the one you are with, the one they should be with, and you hurt the one that you should be with.

If you are an employee who only does the bare minimum it takes to keep from getting fired, you are not just hurting yourself. You are hurting the company. You are hurting the people who have to go in behind you and work extra to finish the work you did not bother to do. You are hurting the children and spouses of those people who have to work late because you cannot be bothered to do your best.

Yes, you have a right to live your life any way that you please. You have a right and an obligation to yourself to find personal happiness and fulfillment in your choices. But you also need to remember that we are all interconnected and when you slack off, intentionally fail, or give up… you are creating a domino effect and it does affect everyone that you come into contact with, everyone they come into contact with, and everyone that you were meant to come into contact with. Nothing you do is ever really personal. Your personal happiness and the happiness of those around you lies somewhere in between martyr and spoiled brat. Find your place and you will find your peace.

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