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Thin Skin

Don’t laugh, don’t joke. Don’t criticise or question. It seems these days, so many people are suffering from a lack of strength. The thin skinned, the snowflakes, whatever title they are given they seem to take offence at everything.

Those who suffer from this condition come from all areas of life. The whole political spectrum is covered; don’t criticise or joke about a sex, don’t take my gun. The religious world uses this condition as its own armour; if you criticise the actions of Israel then you must be an antisemite.

The need for protection and support has become the need for silence. Criticise at your peril, for you may need stronger protection yourself. But the world needs critics, it needs ideas, it needs intelligent thought. So don’t snuff it out, please, just think about it. A silent world would be a scary place.

via Daily Prompt: Thin

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Crank – 4 Ways

Feeling bad-tempered,

so don’t wind me up.

I could get weird,

with too much stimulation.

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Ignorance: My Allergy

This is probably a popular answer to the question, “What are you allergic to?”, but ignorance certainly gets the biggest reaction from me. Whether it is a lack of education, a lack of empathy or simply a lack of care. People’s ignorance makes me come out in hives. It is up to me to control my reaction, only this week I shouted at someone who was blocking the road, and I have to work more on controlling my thoughts and reactions.

And also have to remember, at those times, that I have my own ways of being ignorant too. Most people do, it’s just that other people’s foibles are more irritating than your own. So, take that deep breath and practice some empathy before criticising. But, sometimes, it’s easier said than done.

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Life Theory

We all have one

Sometimes thought out

Sometimes instinctive

Which is better?

To think or to act?

Why not both?

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© Neil Hayes and neilhayeswriter

Daily Prompt: Urgent

Everything seems so urgent these days. People spend their lives rushing hither and thither, never slowing down. Sometimes we all need to take a breath.

I need that breath now, there are simply too many things on my mind. Unless I clear that list, I will not relax. I can feel the tension in me, just breathe.

So relax, plan and do. There is no urgency, just my mind telling me there is. These are simply tasks, not what is most important.

What is most important has already been achieved, a wonderful weekend with my family. A weekend of playing, celebrating, spending time in nature and watching my kids have fun on the skating rink.

So the highest priority task has been completed, now onto the little things. I feel better already.

via Daily Prompt: Urgent

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