Finding answers to questions more ancient than pyramids or great walls, in our need for explanation, zeal to influence outcomes, little is new.
Feelings older than timekeeping – we search, seek, argue, debate.
For what, to prove we cannot agree or solve life’s oldest problems?
Or because we have some guttural developmental urge, to re-argue arguments, re-debate debates – not to change things, but to change ourselves?
We erupt-up from pain-point issues. Physical. Emotional. Work or relationship. Could be illness, disease or cutting trees. Struggles with financial, or family or friends – everyone’s threshold of perversity.
For some – mind-blowing stress finding a good dry cleaner or questioning who to vote for in tomorrow’s election. For most of us, most of these are pain free discussions.
Unless it is our pain.
Second-guess decisions, rub your sore eyeballs – before you know it, a little frenzy envelops any good sense and good judgment you had left.
What is good sense, what is good judgment?
Is it best we make choices and never have to think about or worry about them again?
Or do better choices find their way into the realm of I’m not done with that yet?
Focus on trouble of the moment, malady du jour, is often my experience – I see it around me. Human nature, I suppose, to focus on current problems/pain to the exclusion of all other things.
It offers legitimized short-term insanity, energy outlet transforming pains – being cranky with a store clerk, flipping the bird in traffic, painful gossip – people fight over inanities.
Because really big things cannot be solved, sorted out or made to go away by anyone’s decision.
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