This is an A and B conversation C your way out. Mind your own beeswax! Worry about yourself! Nosey Rosey…
I am sure, at least I know for me, I have heard these words more than once. I think it has become more and more true today. I think at times we can get so over concerned about what someone else is doing or saying that we forget to worry about our own business. Now instead of keeping up with the Jones’s, we are surrounded by the Kardashian’s and a sort of celebrity overload. There are numerous media outlets that swamp us with what celebrity’s are doing or not doing; we get everything from what they are eating to who they are dating. But my question is, Why do we care?
Why does it matter if one person who as accumulated fame, does something that might be against our personal value system. I think that when we immerse ourselves into this information, we are distancing ourselves from our own lives. Wouldn’t it be amazing if we concentrated more on our own beeswax then concentrating on what someone else is doing? Can you imagine what would change if we focused on our families more than what our Facebook friends were writing or what new tabloids were saying about someone else.
Some-days, I just want to shut down my electronics and get away from it all. Maybe go on a hike where there is no cell service or go camping where there are no TVs or Computers. Do you ever feel like this? Do you ever feel like you are tired of all of the Gossip and Nit-picking?
When we do not approve of someones behavior, even though it may not necessary be bad (I am not saying that if someone commits a crime, we should not care), but if someone decides to wear sweat pants instead of jeans to go shopping or drinks a non-fat latte instead of a regular one, we are allowing that drama and disapproval to permeate ourselves. Why do we welcome the drama?
Maybe we should revert back a little, and re-learn to mind our own business. Here is a quote that I think fully represents the point I am trying to make:
Let the refining and improving of your own life keep you so busy that you have little time to criticize others. -H. Jackson Brown Jr.
Isn’t that great. Think about that. Let it sink in. What would happen if we dedicated our spare time to improving our self and family, instead of giving in to the media overload. We could be amazing. We could be better examples not only for our children and friends, but for ourselves. We could encourage greatness instead of emulating nosiness.
I know I give into social media often. I have so many goals for myself that if I were to dedicate my spare time to them, I would most certainly meet my goal in a much more timely manner. One of my big goals is to finish writing my book. It has been a goal/project that I have been working on for years. I can only imagine where my writing would be now if I only applied myself more productively.
If you used your spare time more effectively, what could you accomplish? Who could you help and/or encourage?