A friend wondered to me why people can be so vocally angry about something big but “out there,” like the national government, but they aren’t vocally angry about their personal circumstances, like their experience during the pandemic.
It is always easier to be angry with something “out there” because it is away from us. It is something we can be righteous or judgmental or plain angry about, and there is not really anything we can do. There is no real ownership or responsibility or urgency to change anything.
However, if we were to get angry about something happening to us or close to us, we would have to do something about it. And if we couldn’t do anything about it, we’d have to admit we don’t have any control over the circumstance which can be a hard pill to swallow.
Our desire to be in control of our lives can make us do some funny things.
A daily practice challenges the person who creates on “inspiration.” We have to mother everyday, and ultimately, it is the daily grind that gives us perspective, clarity and the “high’s” of motherhood. I am exploring if the same happens when I write everyday on the topics that normally light me up – motherhood, self-development, healing and creating. Sign up here to receive those thought nuggets in your inbox on the daily.