Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Call me naive, call me ingorant, call me stupid.....

Ever have one of those days where you sit back and wonder why you're really here...what are you supposed to be doing...are you living your life in the best possible way???

One of my biggest flaws is that I let what other people say bother me. And it's not that someone judges me directly....but I hear other people talk about what they do, or don't do, and it makes me wonder if they think I am naive, ignorant and stupid for doing the things I do and making the decisions I make. Their statements make me feel inferior....like I'm a bad person, a bad parent, for doing the things I do. I tell myself not to care what others think....but I can't help it sometimes. I tell myself not to let what other people say make me feel like less of a person, but again, I just can't help it sometimes.

I was at a picnic the other day, and conversation turned political. I immediately withdraw when any conversation turns too political or religious. I have my views and I prefer not to share them. I know not many share them and I prefer not to get into heated debates over these topics. I don't see the point. No one's minds will be changed, and no one will change mine. So why get all worked up??

But just listening to the conversation had me questioning myself and what I do and why I do it and I hated that. I have my own mind and I hate that I let other people's opinions affect me.

My husband and I have built a life for ourselves. We try our best. We want to raise happy healthy kids who are caring and considerate. We want to live happy lives, enjoying each other and making the most of what we have. I know there are times we put too much emphasis on material things and spend our money frivolously. I know all the bad that is going on in the world, but I sometimes tend to tune it out. Call me ignorant...but sometimes I prefer to just live in a happy bubble. If I focus on the bad it makes me so depressed and sad....anxious and scared. I don't want to live my life like that. I can't control anything outside my own life.

So I do what I can to make our life happy and I do what I can for our community. I know I'm not doing as much as other people do, but I like to think I am helping at least a little bit.

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  1. That's exactly how I describe myself when it comes to current events and politics: that I prefer to live in my own little bubble, where I can pretend everything is wonderful. I don't waych the news and I don't read the paper, for the exact reasons you described. And if others don't approve, well...bummer for them. :-)

  2. I call my bubble my little globosphere. I do the same thing, live in my world and let others live in theirs.

    My cousin once said of politics: Two people can look at the same data and see completely different things.

    I try not to discuss politics either. I get too blustery, and as a writer -- and I'm sure you have the same problem -- I really know how to twist the screws, especially if it's written.

    I used to get kicked off websites a lot, before I learned to shut up.

    - Eric

  3. Thanks for stopping by eric!! I know what you mean...if I can write things out...I am good. but in person...I tend to get very flustered and what I mean to say does not come out and I just look stupid. I stopped giving my opinion...cause in the end...when it comes to politics and religion, no one wants to hear anyone's opinions unless you agree with them.