What Matters


    In this day and age everyone knows someone or have themselves experienced or continue to experience some form of anxiety or depression.  I don't think that in of itself is unique but it seems we have grown more and more complacent with being this way and not making efforts to change it.  Every condition has a name now and we almost accept that name as a validation and then hold on to it!  While we accept these conditions for ourselves and allow our outlook to become more and more bleak we also accept it and in fact come to expect it from others.

    When is the last time you said Good Morning to a random person?  When is the last time you got a Please or a Thank you?  I find more and more you can't even get common courtesy at a store or restaurant when you are giving them your own hard earned cash!  Yea, your probably reading that thinking, What's the big deal?  But you see, that IS the big deal!  

    I was surprised the other day when someone complemented my dog.  After a moment I realized that I was passing that man with no intention to offer a simple greeting.  To be honest it made me quite sad but my point was in the fact that I felt that was how it should be.  I shouldn't say hi to a stranger (I'm almost 50).  Why the hell not??  I used to be the most outgoing kid around.  I used to look at people and imagine their life for a moment.  Maybe I'm afraid what that might be like today.

    Think about that for a moment.  Do you know your neighbors?  Do you help random strangers?  This is the world we're making.  Is it the one we chose?  I wonder...



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