In search of joy..

The kindest thing we could do for kids graduating this spring is to tuck a copy of this old quote into their back packs before they head off into adulthood. This instagram obsessed generation is stuck like a needle in a gouged record replaying the same line over and over again..

“It’s all about me..me..me..me..”

And just like any reality show on TV, the bar on personal behavior keeps sinking as the need to generate attention grabbing, self promoting content escalates. Values have been replaced with shock-value, producing a generation of young adults with short circuited moral compasses.

Little wonder that anxiety and depression have a foothold on our youth..they have traded sustainable joy, satisfaction, meaning and purpose for the jolt of instant gratification and found it to be not only lacking.. but addictive, short-lived and stressful.

Joy is found outside the box.

We need to spread the word..

and lead by example.

12 Comments Add yours

  1. LA says:

    This is why I love you

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    1. Cindy says:

      Well thanks LA..I love you too! 🙂 Sure hope you are feeling better and the spinning has diminished.

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      1. LA says:

        Went to physical therapy today. It’s not conclusive that it’s vertigo. THe PT thinks it might be sinus related. Need to do 6 weeks of PT and see an ENT

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      2. Cindy says:

        So he doesn’t think it’s the ear issue? Did they put you in the chair and manipulate your head? Did it cause dizziness and eyeball “vibrating?”

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      3. LA says:

        Omg yes!! I also had to walk with my eyes closed

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      4. Cindy says:

        Oh sheet..that would have been scary as all get-out. All my ENT did was the head turning thing and once he saw the wobbly eyeballs he was like “SHAZAM! this is the ear crystal thing!” ..of course there’s the whole crappy insurance issue..so it’s probably like comparing the quick covid test to the longer, better, more accurate one..ha! They won’t diagnose you until your nails are painted pink and the kinks are massaged outta your neck..HA!

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      5. LA says:

        The worst part was I had to wear these goggles so she could scan my eye movement. Of course they cover the nose, and I’m wearing a mask, so I was having trouble breathing….

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      6. Cindy says:

        Yeah..nope- no goggles for little ol’ me. 😂 Guy at ENT-R-US probably just winged it..or he was just SOO darn good that he didn’t need goggles to diagnose me..he also listened to my heart with his ear… 😆 (I am kidding..that would of course land him in prison..)

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      7. LA says:

        Noooo? Really? The evaluation was an hour long. Insurance snafu is because I haven’t met my deductible yet. Then they cover 80% of the cost

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      8. Cindy says:

        I think there is an old Chinese saying, or maybe Irish, that says “things are never so bad that they couldn’t get worse..” My husband retired early and now we are enjoying Obama-care..so yeah.. 😭

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      9. LA says:

        My husband works for a large company and we admittedly have very expensive yet excellent healthcare plan.

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      10. Cindy says:

        Curiously enough, before my husband retired, he worked for a large company too but we STILL had (embarrassingly) lousy coverage — at least it was relatively affordable. Now we have super expensive, cheap coverage- HEY..another oxymoron! 👍

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