I’ll pulp your bloody fiction…

It’s that time of year again…

Everywhere you look… motivational memes…

And to be quite frank… a lot of them get right up my nose…

Now there’s nothing inherently wrong with them per se…

But what I object to is the flagrant blatant flouting and spouting that gets tossed directly in to my face…

I’m a fairly pragmatic soul by nature and it frequently surprises me how often that gets me into awkward situations.

I’ve had a year of spectacular ups and downs and I embrace the good, the bad, the joys, the sorrows, the gains and the losses… and all that I’ve learnt through that and I wouldn’t change one day of it…

However, as a result of this… for the first time ever… I’m going to be making some New Year Resolutions.

I’m going to resolutely continue as I am!

If you’re going to perceive my pragmatism as a punch in the face, then that is your problem and not mine… feel free to find the nearest exit and use it!

I’ve had the positivity  card slapped in my face far too many times this year to stand around and turn the other cheek.

keep-calm-and-radiate-positivity

So come 2015… there will be a zero tolerance of the abuse and misuse of the word POSITIVITY!

And that equally applies to NEGATIVITY!

Now I have nothing against the power of positive thinking when properly applied and why should I? It’s an amazing force when put skillfully into action…

What I have a problem with is people using the word negativity as some kind of insult and put down or throwing positivity around to try and establish themselves as superior evolved beings who don’t soil themselves with dirty emotions like anger…

See… ANGER!! There’s another one that gets tossed around… Oh, it’s so negative! You shouldn’t get angry! Be more positive…

No NUTS!! to that!! In fact NUTS WHOLE HAZELNUTS to that!!

Being angry does not make you a bad person any more than that slapped on faked smile makes you a good person… whatever that may be or mean…

Sometimes anger is needed, justified and required. It is a voice that stands up against injustice and unfairness, calls out BS!!! and defends the weak and vulnerable… It’s the voice that got a child into arts class after an incompetency screwed up her application forms…

Being angry means that you are experiencing the feelings of anger, it is neither good nor bad, it just is. It is part and parcel of being human…

Ok… so the consequences of anger can be harmful and damaging…

But then so can the effects of positivity…

I’m sure as a mother I’d cause my children more harm by not paying the bills and blowing the house keeping on lottery tickets because I’m manifesting a miraculous windfall… than by my negativity of telling them NO! I’m not buying you another gadget, you’ll only break it…

I do not subscribe to the either or of positive or negative… I find it a ridiculous over simplification…

What I do know is that if I voice my opinion on something, then I’ve spent very many hours forming that… And yes, I will happily adjust my opinion if presented with new evidence, logic, reason…

But please…

An auto-response along the lines of:

Stop being angry!

or

You need to be more positive!

Well… that’s only going to trigger my auto-response of…

jules

😉

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