Happy New Year? Not Without Happy Thoughts!
2017 is behind us now, and a new year is here. So, what are we going to do with the new year?
The answer to that question depends upon what kind of thoughts you will entertain. After all, the year itself does not care how you feel or what you do or don’t do. It’s just days on a calendar, and with or without your permission, time will continue. With each new year, we get another opportunity to repeat the offenses of the previous year or work to be transformed and renewed.
I recall when I was a younger woman, my mom would insist that I do a monthly breast examination. She was adamant that I make it a regular habit to ensure that anything my body did not need was not manifesting.
Today, medical professionals encourage us to get regular physical examinations. This kind of prophylactic thinking is advocated in order to avoid having to deal with a more complicated problem later.
I agree with taking a proactive position when it comes to taking care of ourselves, but I also believe that this needs to be applied to our mental health, because without a healthy perspective and outlook we leave ourselves vulnerable to harmful manifestations.
A once happy man became worried and sad.
So he went out for a drink.
He told the man beside him at the bar that he was on the brink.
That man advised, swim or sink.
Another shot of booze the sad man had.
And left the bar a drunken cad.
Darkness arrived and covered the sad man as he was stumbling down the street.
And big hands from that darkness reached for the man to keep him on his feet.
Change Part II
*ALERT SPOILER AHEAD*
Pleasantville is a fantasy comedy film based upon two teenagers who go back in time during the 1950’s where their more modern day mentality begins to effect and influence the mundane atmosphere in the town called Pleasantville. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120789/
This movie meant more to me than just a visit back in time to the way things used to be in the 1950’s. It offers a view of how resistant people can be to change and the division it creates when fear strikes at the heart of ordinariness.
Technology has most definitely advanced over the past half century, and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down. It is remarkable how much has changed (see https://prezi.com/bvd0m8xgqz4i/how-has-technology-changed-in-the-last-50-years/).
When I think about how advanced we have become in the world of technology and what is waiting for us, I cannot help but wonder if the mentality of man will progress as radically.
Keeping up with the times is necessary in order to experience creationism in its splendor and completeness, but if change only rapidly occurs in mechanization while discrimination remains unchanged, then humanity will be deprived of humanitarianism.