As Life Rolls On

As a friend of mine always says, "We plan, God laughs." You never know what life will bring, but the ride can be a blast!

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Rant on Boxes and Fingers and Mirrors

OK, so I need to rant. I know I've ranted before about people who only see the glass as half empty and are negative all the time, but what is even worse is when those same people cannot think outside the tiny little BOX they have made for themselves, and are always pointing FINGERS at others to blame when things do not fit into that BOX. What drives me even more crazy is when people try to fit others into that tiny little BOX. We in western society are really good at that. What right do we have to tell or think that a community or an individual from another culture is not "up to par" because they don't do things the way we do. HELLO.........if we moved to their country, would you change everything just because we are there. Of course not! There are parts of ourselves and our identity that we would always maintain. Does that make us any less than we are? Then why do we try to BOX others in? Why do we point at them with our FINGERS and say "YOU must change everything to fit our BOX."

Then there are those who cannot think outside the BOX in how to do things (even worse when they are the same glass half empty, change other people to fit in my BOX people). You can try to empower people all you want, but when they can only view it from their small little, narrow little BOX, no amount of support seems to be enough. What's really interesting is that some people like this talk alot to others about how they get no support, yet when support is offered they turn it down. When they are empowered to start something new, and when it does not fly 100% or exactly the way they want it the very first time they try, they drop it or quit (I ask you, when does something ever work perfectly the first time you try?). Needless to say, when things do not work, and the BOX falls apart, the FINGERS begin to point, but outward, because it is everyone elses fault the tiny, narrow BOX doesn't work anymore.

We need to take a MIRROR and hold it in front of us when we point FINGERS. The FINGER will point directly back at us. We need to ensure we look at ourselves and our role in whatever situation first. I have said it before, and I will say it again, I am in no way perfect. I am the first one to look at my role in a situation, HOWEVER..................I will not allow people who cannot think outside the BOX, will not accept and supports or efforts to empower them and point FINGERS when things don't fit the way they want to lay blame on others when they can't look at themselves first. Come on people, get out the MIRROR, stand in front of it and point your finger............then we'll talk!

Ah, now that rant is done, I feel better!


  • At 8:52 AM, Blogger Barbara said…

    Glad you feel better now, LOL!

  • At 11:29 AM, Blogger Evie Sears said…

    Tough day at the office?

  • At 7:19 PM, Blogger PharmacyChick said…

    So very true! I like your rant.
    Like they say...for those who are ignorant, it is mere bliss.

  • At 8:58 PM, Blogger Catharine said…

    Pointing fingers at others is pointing fingers at ourselves. It shouts "I feel insecure!"

    Also, we often find negative traits in others that we have ourselves.

  • At 8:39 AM, Blogger Jenn said…

    why does it always have to be a box? what about a sphere? that would be truely close-minded because then there is no way to open it and your thoughts would go round and round.....what???

  • At 2:21 PM, Blogger Joanne said…

    Ah Ha, but when the box is sealed shut, there is NO escape!


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