I’ve been told that I tend to work towards the positive — hope, connection, possibilities, achievable next steps.
I also like to invite the other side of the positive — let’s call it “the negative,” for now. (I sometimes prefer other terms, like “the shadow” or “disowned feelings”) (including disappointment, which I wrote about here).
We can’t have the positive without the negative, right?
Light is meaningless without dark to help define it.
Up doesn’t exist as a concept without down.
We wouldn’t have the word “day” if not for night. (I suppose that’s arguable, but it sounds good, doesn’t it?)
Okay, I think I’ve made enough deep (if not completely air-tight) justifications to focus on less positive things in this blog today.
Today, I’d like to focus on things I don’t know. Things I can’t seem to figure out. Things that confuse me.
Things That Confuse Me
- How busy everybody seems to be (including me). This confuses me when I’m thinking that a lot of the busy work we’re doing isn’t (a) necessary, (b) helpful, (c) as important as we think it is, or (d) what we really want to be doing.
- Modern packaging. There are soooo many sealed products that I just can’t seem to get open without a swiss army knife or a team of experts on hand. (New occupation for the future: Personal Packaging Manipulation Consultant.)
At this point in the blog post — rather than discussing endless examples of packages I am confused by and have trouble opening — I will go to the solution-oriented side, and share something I saw on-line this morning:
Even though that title is using a “You Statement — rather than an “I-statement” — thus easily putting me on the defensive ….
… that title is absolutely correct. I have been using all of those things wrong, dammit!
But, on the other hand, look at all I learned today.
Thanks to geeksugar (for the photo and post about opening up clamshell packaging), BuzzFeed, friends on Facebook and elsewhere, and to you, of course, for reading today.