The absolute necessity of not giving a damn.
It's already February, can you believe it? It's hard to fathom but so much has been loaded on us in such a short amount of time. In only 35 days. The most recent upset has been the Super Bowl Halftime Show featuring Jennifer Lopez and Shakira. Did you watch it?
I watched it the next day only because everyone was up in arms about the performance. Whether they were offended by the way these beautiful women entertained or they were offended because other people were offended. It's getting to the point where everything that happens has to have two types of immediate responses. The first is always those who are upset for various reasons and want something to be cancelled and they want an apology post haste. The other responses are from those who don't agree but also want people/places/things cancelled too. And an apology quick and swiftly. It's a rabbit hole of never ending fighting and division.
But what if I told you you didn't have to give a damn? What if I told you that you didn't have to care what other people had to say about millionaires and how they live their lives? Better yet, what if I told you there are orchestrated events that happen all around us and dominate our news to distract us from the truth?
Religion teaches us not to look into ourselves but other men who have deemed themselves "worthy" or "Holy." In one breath they tell you man is sinful and not to be idolized and the next they tell you, only they (men) can bring you to God.
Yes, you too can get a seat right beside God in Heaven with this once in a lifetime deal of three payments of $99.99 to your favorite local Evangelist. Sound familiar? I digress....
Even technology has been designed to distract us or teach us vanity to the point of narcissism and we start to project false images of who we are. The saying used to be "keeping up with the Joneses"but now it's "keeping up with the Kardashians."
See, we can't pay all our money to other people if we aren't distracted. We live longer, healthier lives if we concentrate on our own. We can come together and figure out and embrace the differences if we stop listening to those who use them to keep us apart. And no longer allow them to portray an illusion of "us vs. them."
We are all pieces of a worldwide puzzle and every piece is special and important. We all have a role to play whether big or small.
So its imperative and necessary to absolutely not give a damn. Don't give an ounce of a damn if it means you're being told you don't have the right clothes, makeup, car, or lifestyle.
However, please do give all the damns when it comes to loving you as you are in this moment. You are so loved and all that you are is on purpose.