Windmills

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Non-Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic
A short counterweight article about how people can be affected by the negativity that goes around in our society these days.

Submitted: November 22, 2019

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Submitted: November 22, 2019

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A few days ago I ran into someone who was quite sad about the state of our current society. The detachment, the political landscape, discussions about anything and everything, the turmoil in his own circle of life, how he sometimes gets angry about nothing at all, that everything used to be better. It was a half-hour tirade, packed in fifteen minutes. Admittedly, it was raining, it was a dark day, but still, this was deep, very deep. And although I myself am positive, even to the point of being naive, I did recognize what he said. I also see it around me. That feeling of fighting windmills.

Life sometimes leads to dilemmas. Personal, business, socially. In every area and to every degree. And yet, we need our healthy minds in a society that seems to be increasingly dominated by social media and irritating political correctness and where our own minds sometimes threaten to be replaced by the artificial "intelligence" around us.

Relying on your own instincts, core qualities, norms and values and the power to put things in perspective and with that find and keep connection with others is becoming increasingly important. We must stay as close as possible to our core and protect ourselves against the chaos and speed of society. It is impossible to avoid everything that goes with it, as it is part of the technology and communication society we are in, but we are still the ones who weigh what we believe is our priority in life and which things we want to exclude or want to at least make less important.

I truly believe, that when you write down what you used to give joy and pleasure compared to today, you can figure out the things that affect you most and are still with you. Through that you create a basis of positiveness and self-confidence that you can continue building on and at the same time give counterweight to everything that affects you negatively today.

Never give up! Keep believing in good and positive, in yourself and others, in connection, in the fact that love will always conquer hatred, even if it feels like you're fighting windmills.


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