Thursday, September 25, 2008

THE ATONEMENT VERSUS FOX NEWS....

I'm done. I've reached the limit of what I can handle/tolerate/endure. It's a wee too toxic out there for me, my friends. I don't know if it's anything specific, probably just a combination of everything; the economy, the election, but the weirdness is escalating and the negativity is over the top. It seems people, and by "people" I mean mostly the talking heads on TV and radio, and a few around town and those who are in our personal spaces, are incapable of liking something without hating its counterpart. If I have ever been guilty of this, I need to repent and apologize. I think it's perfectly fine, actually, desirable, to like apples and not hate oranges, or love chocolate and not hate vanilla, or love Barbie and not hate Ken (tho sometimes Ken just asks for it, doesn't he?). I think it's going to start affecting our health adversely. I mean it. Has anyone noticed an increase in fatigue?...epigastric upset?...sleep disturbances?...inability to fight off colds and viruses?...I think one of the reasons could be the toxic environment we're living in.

So what is moi going to do about it? Well, for one thing, stop referring to herself in the third person...and in French, that's just creepy. I'm going to start watching more comedy. Yes, it's possible. I heard that Eric. I'm also going to keep watching, shamelessly I might add, television that showcases the creative process...okay, Project Runway and Top Design may NOT actually showcase the "creative process"...what is the "creative process" anyway?...but they are different...we get to watch talented people make cool stuff out of the ideas in their own heads and bring it into the world...we get to watch creators, so to speak and on a very small scale, but creating nonetheless...and that's better than toxicity, even tho they can be catty...who cares?, they're not running for public office and they still cry when the other is booted off...I'm also going to read more about bigger things-spiritual things...I'm really working on understanding the atonement...last night I read something fascinating...the atonement is way more than Christ forgiving us for our sins....He did that yes, that's a state of grace that we're in, kinda sorta. He died for us...the onus is on US to forgive EACH OTHER....it's like He's saying, "Hey, I know she hurt your feelings. I saw it. I saw the whole thing. And I can see how badly you're hurting. I felt it also and it was painful. I already forgave her. Can you do that as well? Can you do it for ME? If you can do that, I can take away some of the pain you're feeling right now." That's how the atonement works. I was pondering THAT instead of watching FOX news...HUGE difference huh? Well...back to my loftier pursuits...TOP DESIGN is doing bachelor pads...cool.

3 comments:

hi, i'm nancy! said...

i hear ya, girlfriend. and i am with ya. you said it perfectly with the apples and oranges example.

i am sick and tired of this mentality, too, and i couldn't be in greater agreement that i think it takes its toll. i KNOW it takes its toll - i see it in my office everyday. it takes its toll in countless ways.

too bad WWJD was just a fad.

Eliot Bowman said...

Oh, The Nance...that's why I wear a CTR ring. It's not a fad (never really was), most people have no idea what it means but LDS folks (and mother's of LDS folks), and it's a constant reminder to do the right thing.

...now, if I could just remember to stare at my right middle finger all the time...

The Katzbox said...

Yea, we have lots of initials for things don't we? CTR (choose the right) tho, now that we're all adults, CTR can mean "current temple recommend"-that's my story and I'm stickin' with it. We have LDS, RS, EFY, BYU, BYOB, wait, well, WWJD still has a place, but the world probably needs reminded...