Everyone, Always, No-One, Never!

[It's Not as Simple as No-One, Never, Everyone, Always]

It’s Not as Simple as No-One, Never, Everyone, Always

As I encounter people day by day & listen to their conversations (with me I should add) I notice how often these phrases creep into conversation, especially if they are wanting to justify their position or opinion. It seems that many of us are afraid to actually say what we believe or think for fear of being rejected, ridiculed or embarrassed.

I also note  that many of the people who use these phrases are people who like to be in control or quite insecure for some reason … or a combination of both!

What I find interesting is the response when I say, “I do!” or “I don’t!” depending n the comment.

Some just carry on having not having computed what I’ve said, so I remind them. When I do get a response it’s generally something like, “Oh! Really?” or “You can’t be serious!” or “Come on!” almost as if having another opinion is unheard of.

We talk about & hear & debate on the need for greater inclusion in society, the workplace, at home, at school etc & yet, at the same time we use phrases which automatically exclude or marginalise or undermine or, even worse, destroy.

Perhaps listening to ourselves & others a bit more often will help us to be less exclusive, more encouraging & more positive.

We can’t change others but we can change ourselves.  

The great thing is, that if we’re successful in making a change in ourselves, others do notice it & will often ask “Why?” and why is an open question which can pave the way for change in others too.

Utopian society is a myth but an improved & reinvigorated society, starting with me, amongst the people I know and interact with, is always a possibility.

It’s happened before; it’s happening now; it will continue to happen in future.

Until next time …

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About waywood

Hi & Welcome to my thoughts. I share subjects that are important to me. As you’ll notice, these subjects can be quite broad & varied. I like variety; I like breadth & I like a challenge. I am passionate about helping others overcome their fears, grow in confidence & succeed. Although many people would label me as an achiever, I have battled low confidence, low self-esteem & a couple of nasty, long periods depression over the years. I can’t say, “I know how you feel” but I can hopefully empathise & offer some of the things that are helping me to turn my life around. Please feel free to comment, share & enjoy. Take care, best wishes & keep well Stuart
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