You, right there. The woman in the car, reading this blog post on her mobile phone and wishing she had a new life.
You, the mother in the living room who has 1,342 children and only two arms.
You, the man who is married to the woman who has 1,342 children and even with your two arms involved, you’re feeling like your life is 1,338 arms short.
Any person who is alive, I am speaking to you.
I’ve been carefully watching everyone lately and I’m seeing a recurring theme: everyone is stressed out. Everyone.
It looks like the person next to you has everything together and they’re dancing through life like a hippy in a field of flowers. Carefree, money in the bank, and having an excellent hair day.
Meanwhile, you feel like life has chewed you up and spit you back into that same field and the hippy is about to accidentally stomp on your face whilst she prances among the flowers. But you’re too exhausted to get out of her way, so you lie there and wait for the delicate sandal to the eye socket.
But here is the truth– all your friends probably feel the same way as you. Oh, sure– they might be having a good day. It’s possible. But in general, they’re probably worried about the same things. There are no perfect families, there is no perfect health, and there will never be enough money in the bank.
But we’re not fans of giant crybabies, so we all put on our Adult Panties and go about our business, pretending everything is fine. That’s why you think your friends are fine and dandy– they’re fakers.
I’m a faker. Maybe you’re a faker too.
What if we tried this instead:
- Stopped faking.
- Reached out to our friends and family and shared our real issues.
- Asked them how they are really doing. And then listened.
- Repeat forever.
We might eventually have a community where all the grass looked just about the same, and maybe we’d all be sitting on it having impromptu picnic lunches. Together.
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