The one serious conviction that a man should have is that nothing is to be taken too seriously. ~ Samuel Butler
I’ve gone on a news fast. Trust me, it isn’t easy because I had slipped into “news junkie” mode. In fact, when I logged onto the computer this morning, I caught myself automatically typing in the web address of the first of many news sites across the political spectrum that I routinely visit during the day. I decided to go on a fast because I was starting to be influenced by all of the media histrionics. “The end times are at hand!” the headlines shout at us. The headlines don’t say those exact words but the words they use are designed to elicit an emotion that will cause us to read the article. Since I unhooked my television from the outside world a couple of years ago, I thought I was immune to such histrionics. I guess I’m not.
There really are some things that should be taken seriously. Our health is literally a life or death situation, for example. But I’d say that 99% of the stuff that we are bombarded with every day is not as serious as we make it out to be. We need to lighten up and get over ourselves.
As modern retro women, what kind of home environment are we creating? One filled with joy and laughter? Or one filled with fear?