Thoughts for the day!
Posted by Joanne Hayle
I had a thought earlier about the past and that led to another and another!
Concerned some people I no longer know but their attitudes, which they felt were enlightened were as narrow as they could be!
There is an expression “Ignorance is bliss.”
In some cases, perhaps,but in a lot of matters education and realising that you don’t know it all helps enormously!
Two responses to anxiety as an illness:
“If you are going mad, I’m leaving you.”
“Writers are meant to be odd and weird so they won’t notice that you have a problem.”
People in all walks of life, whatever their physical or mental state are NOT there to be ridiculed.
Compassion is better than ignoring someone (something) and people should try and get along.
Hopefully Mental Health Awareness Week has done a lot of good to open minds (and writers have the gift to communicate to help this too. Fingers crossed!)
I read an interesting point the other day…A lot of people casually (dismissively?) think that they can write a book, as “everyone has got a book in them” but they wouldn’t dream of approaching an artist (painter/sculptor) stating that they’ve “definitely got a masterpiece in them!”
I love my inquiring, interested, engaged mind. It adores finding out new things, seeing new viewpoints and learning, I don’t see that ever changing.
I’d hate to have a closed mind, stuck to its misconceptions like a fly on flypaper!
The great news is that these thoughts from earlier turned in to a poem for my next anthology.
Have a great weekend.