Blog name change: The politics of being kind

It is no surprise that we live in an unkind world. And, that the only solution to the bitterness, is to be kind to everyone (including people we don’t like)!

Have you ever heard of the saying, “kill ’em with kindness?”

Well, that’s exactly what has to be done today (and every day)!

Why?

Because there are a lot of people out there, many of whom long for recognition that they do not get!

We have the opportunity to do what’s right! And, it all starts with being kind to our fellow humans!

Taking more psychiatric meds than what are necessary

I recently came to the realization that I have been taking a psychiatric medication I do not need. And, I have been taking this medication for the past 17 years! Now, I haven’t written much about my having a mental health condition, but I will be writing more about it as time permits.

In regards to my taking the unneeded medication, to be fair, at one time (early on in my mental health treatment), there was some concern that I might have a form of bipolar disorder. This was later ruled out, but I continued to take a mood stabilizer in spite of it not having anything to do with my actual diagnosis.

For many years, I took all of my meds as prescribed, which leads me to question how psychiatrists might feel if they were the ones taking our medication?

It would look a lot like the military draft (when the draft was instated). Psychiatrists everywhere would refuse to take our medications, and they would go about this refusal in a myriad of (potentially combative) ways that might look a lot like the military draft being dodged!

Just something for you to think about! I’m not saying psychiatrists should have to take our meds all the time, just that taking them even for a week, could certainly help prevent psychiatrists from overprescribing, or better yet, could make them more cognizant of what exactly they are dealing with medication-wise!

Your psychiatrist will not take your meds, it is you who must take them! So, be sure you are taking the right ones (and at the right dosages). Educate yourselves! Take your meds, but do not make the mistake that I did. Hold yourself accountable for all that you are taking!

“You might as well laugh at yourself, everyone else is.” ― BJ Neblett

If you’re doing personal development, you already know this

Where you are today, will not be where you’re at in six months.

A simple study of our individual histories will often reveal that even those who don’t do much personal development, change.

The difference between someone who does personal development and someone who doesn’t is “intention.”

Jim Rohn speaks a lot about developing a personal philosophy. I like this. It makes sense to me. And, improving my personal philosophy is something I am committed to doing!

Jim Rohn’s Personal Philosophy

Do you think that building a personal philosophy is a lot to undertake, or that you haven’t accomplished much in your life (so why bother)?

Well, your personal philosophy is ever evolving as it builds upon things you’re currently accomplishing (and that you’ve already accomplished)! And, there is a whole lot to discover about what you’re doing now and what you’ve done previously.

From school to travel to hobbies and interests. From finances to blogs to job-related accomplishments. To absolutely anything you can highlight and expand upon! You can help yourself by writing it out, and learning what you’re good at (and, where you’re at today) with your personal philosophy!

“If people just took it a day at a time, they’d be a lot happier.” ― Richard Bachman

Inspirational quote of the day

“I think that life is difficult. People have challenges. Family members get sick, people get older, you don’t always get the job or the promotion that you want. You have conflicts in your life. And really, life is about your resilience and your ability to go through your life and all of the ups and downs with a positive attitude.” — Jennifer Hyman

Expressing patriotism as a democrat

Some of you may think that patriotism and democrats don’t mix. Well, I’m here to tell you that they do. It just looks different!

You have a plethora of people honoring the Trump Regime, which is a total disaster. For all intents and purposes, Trump, the narcissist, has cornered the (overt expression of patriotism) market on U.S. patriotism.

For instance, I know it doesn’t matter to his supporters that he lies more than he tells the truth. But, that’s a major red flag for me! And, I am appalled!

Patriotism most definitely matters! I just don’t go there like I once did. In an “overt” fashion. I choose to honor our freedom by expressing my gratitude with friends and in silence.

I recognize our military for what the military does. I understand their sacrifices. I know their plight. I am aware.

In closing, the only thing I can do this time and most every time is vote blue! I encourage all of you to do the same.