Yes I see the point. It is true that we worry about what others think of us most of the time, altho it can be less worrisome as you get older and realise that it doesn't matter in the great scheme of things.
But..what about the 'lie' that is NOT doing what your little selfish ego says do now, and doing what is best for all involved? Being aware of the now that is self centred or mean or vindictive and NOT doing it. Am I getting confused here?
How true, doing little things for people is uplifting, being honest when you've been given too much change is uplifting, smiling at people and saying hello is uplifting.
These little things make everyone feel good.
This is so true. We left behind all that 'consumerism' years ago, but it's evident in our children, some of whom cannot just wear clothes and footwear but MUST wear a label or they are not 'complete' and not an inexpensive label either! I remember being horrified at 1 of our children spending £100 on a pair of jeans a few years ago. I want a whole outfit for that money.
I just hope they realise eventually that possessions do not bring happiness and just tie you to the treadmill.
How true! Esp with the over-education of children these days. Some parents are so busy making sure their children DO everything: tennis, swimming, music etc etc that the children have no time just to be children AND the parents are exhausted running them around and working and running a home. Crazy.
I am a older person (hehehe) but when I was a child our parents just let us get on with whatever was our interest...not push us into some 'hot house' scenario.
I've met adults who also think that every waking moment should be 'busy' or 'productive' for various reasons of their own.
Balance is the answer, moderation in all things.
Good on you Maryann...at 55 I don't either!
Many people do feel despairing and that their 'audience' has dwindled and they become bitter and hateful. I feel sorry for them. It should be a time of freedom and not worrying about how things seem or were. But many see the 'audience' just become more selected as friends and acquaintances are always being nurtured. As I get older I do not want to spend my time with people who do not reciprocate, and that can include family! So good friends are very important. Some people do not stop growing on their journey...but some do just waste their final decades.
How true that most people think of themselves and their world first, (the 1980s has a lot to answer for!)And the current 'celebrity' frenzy, where shallow people prostitute themselves for their 15 minutes of fame is sickening. It's all 'what's in it for me', good old GBS.....if we could only think like that all the time...what a wonderful world it would be!