Diagnostic labels 

Diagnostic labels are bad. I think we’re all a bit of everything changing like the waves of the sea. Our bodies, thoughts and emotions are continually moving affected by many external and internal factors. People like diagnostic labels because when we read them we can examine ourselves  and make comparisons    which we humans love to do. If we can apply a label to our problem then we can be assigned the correct pill to help our issue. The pill will cost money so someone somewhere is making money from my problem. We don’t need diagnostic labels what we need is a bit more understanding and empathy.

trying to understand why

” I belong to a group. I’m ok because I feel safe, wanted and at ease in my group. We stick up for each other so if anyone starts with anyone in the group we defend them. This makes us feel protected. If anyone wants to leave the group we won’t let them. It is vital for the survival of the group that we all stick together. ”
The first group many people experience is family. As people grow they may join other groups. Some join work groups, clubs, churches, gangs, cults, bands, families and online groups. Some may be part of multiple groups overlapping at different times to different degrees. Some groups have stricter rules than others. Armies for example have very strict orders their soldiers must obey. On the other hand loose formed collectives of cooperatives follow guidelines. Some groups work with other groups to help each other. There are other groups who a more private and prefer to go it alone. With so many different groups how do we make it work for everyone on the planet?

I want to live in a world…

I want to live in a world where people respect each other’s differences whatever their skin colour, their religion, their place in society, their sexuality, their culture or their abilities. I don’t want to live in a world that is divided and ruled by corrupt people who use fear to control us and manipulate us to get what they want.

Written about 2 months ago. 

Little and often

Lately I have been trying a new approach to living my life. Instead of over doing any one activity such as eating chocolate, gardening until my back hurts, over thinking just about everything  or studying so much my eyes go fuzzy I have started doing activities little and often. I have been doing this for a few weeks now and it’s made such a difference. I’m not as stressed, am eating a lot healthier and I’ve been much more active. I have kept on top of my work and feeling very hopeful about the future. My motto of the day is little and often!