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Thank You Media (sarcastically) and Nobody is Perfect ~ Rantings of a Fed Up Female, Wife and Mother

on September 23, 2014

This is so NOT going to be about running…at all.  What it is about is a ticked off Female/Wife/and Mother that needs to vent.  So keep reading if your fed up too or take a hike, quite honestly I don’t care.

Perfect

Since WHEN did it become ok to pick on someone for their looks, their disability, or their social status?  Who the hell made that ok? I think the new age of media has had A LOT to do with it.  Our country is seriously lacking in good Christian, heck good human, social skills.  Are we really so busy trying to be the best, the fastest, the most beautiful, and have the latest whatever that we are forgetting the basics of good humanity or teaching it to our children?

When is the last time you thought about or talked to your child(ren) about, oh I don’t know, things like:

  • Empathy – the ability to understand (or at least try!) and share the feelings of another
  • Humility – is variously seen as the act or posture of lowering oneself in relation to others, or conversely, having a clear perspective, and therefore respect, for one’s place in context.
  • Sympathy – is the perception, understanding, and reaction to the distress or need of another human being.
  • Compassion – feeling or showing sympathy and concern for others.

To name a few?  How about its ok not to be “the best” as long as you are doing “YOUR best.”  Since when did that become not good enough?

Maybe what we need is a lot LESS media and social pressure about being “perfect” and A LOT MORE time spent being caring human beings!  I mean a kid is beat up on video for being “different”?  A young girl feels she needs to shave her legs so she won’t be made fun of at school?  (we are talking elementary school here!!!)  Or how about a child made fun of because they have what some consider a disability or they aren’t “normal”.  Or a mother that is made to feel bad for her tiger stripes (for those that don’t know they are stretch marks) Another woman has poor self-esteem because she doesn’t possess the ideal body/face that media portrays.  And let’s not leave out the guys….A young man who isn’t superior in athletics isn’t “cool”?  Or a man that isn’t 6ft and built like a rock isn’t a real man? Really?  For goodness sake what in the world?!  And these are just a few examples….sad.

It seems to me the fake “reality” of perfect bodies, perfect homes, having the “best of the best” and people hiding behind social media has made people lose their freakin’ minds!  Do you agree?   It’s really so very sad.

I am a HUGE fan of the following, how about you?

  • “If you wouldn’t say it to someones face, don’t say it on social media.”
  • “Treat others the way you would want to be treated”
  • “Think before you speak” (or type)
  • “If you don’t have anything nice or helpful to say, don’t say anything.”
  • “Respect your elders”
  • Say SORRY when you mess up!
  • “People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.”  In other words NOBODY is perfect.
  • Etc, Etc.

This isn’t rocket science people, this is basic human principles last time I checked.  Ughh.  I want to instill the above real values in my kids and remind them (and myself) everyday that its OK not to be perfect. I am special because God made me exactly how he wanted me to be.  I am no better than the person living on the street or the person with a disability.  If you haven’t walked a mile in their shoes…don’t judge.  Others feelings count!  It’s my job to be the best me I can be, and to treat people with respect and to teach my kids to do the same.  I don’t have to like everyone but I do need to treat others as I would want to be treated.

Are you with me?

~Rant over


12 Responses to “Thank You Media (sarcastically) and Nobody is Perfect ~ Rantings of a Fed Up Female, Wife and Mother”

  1. Walisa says:

    What happened to our society? There has always been judging, but there were more people who stood up for respect and honor. In no way, shape, or form is it ok to disrespect or make fun of anyone. I teach my daughters to never judge a book by it’s cover. Love thy neighbor. Get to know someone.

  2. Farrah says:

    Agreed. :/ I think the problem with people and social media is that people feel like they’re completely entitled to say hurtful/completely unreasonable things because it’s so much easier to hide behind their computer (…or phone) screen. It’s really disheartening. :/ Makes me really appreciate the rare few out there who still have manners and morals and the like though!

  3. MB says:

    2 words- Amen Sister!

  4. Denise says:

    Dee, I already admired you with your page…now I see we think the same. AMEN to you for sharing your feelings and what truly matters. I don’t even watch the news anymore, and I have to scroll past a lot of posts on FB so as to remain sane!!! I will be sharing this on my page and personal fb. thank you for sharing your rant! denise from FitPsychology

    • Dee says:

      Thank you for taking the time to comment. Girl sometimes we just have to tell it like it is. And the page admiration is mutual. Take care.

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