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Question Everything

question everything

I’m about to do something I don’t do very often, and that is come at you with some frank instructions. I normally shy away from this, because who am I to think that I am the authority on anything? The answer? I’m not, and I don’t.

But I think this is valuable. My instruction is simple: Question Everything. Everything you’ve been conditioned to think, everything you believe, everything you just assume to be true.

This society we live in loves nothing more than it loves slapping labels and rules on things. It is a phenomenon that has invaded every single particle of our lives, from the way we “should” be setting up our lives, to the way we define success, to the proper way to THINK, even. Our very thoughts are subject to the opinions of others, if we dare share them honestly. And for the most part, we accept what we are given. Life is hard enough as it is without trying to buck the constraints of society, of all…THAT, right? It’s true.

But…maybe, one day, your perspective shifts out of the blue. Maybe you suddenly find yourself wondering “what if that isn’t true for me?” I would just like to encourage you to follow that thread. Maybe you grew up hearing you were lazy, or that you weren’t living up to your potential. Maybe you hate your job with every fiber of your being but you are terrified to make a change because you have been conditioned to place security in the same spot as happiness. Perhaps you were raised with religion and now you fear God, and it makes your life hard. There are more ways that we harbor ideas about life and ourselves than I could ever possibly list, but if you have a moment of clarity, where you think “wait a minute…is that even real?” It is worth examining.

No one gets to decide who you are except for you. No one can tell you how to think, or who to be, or which direction to go. No one can dictate to you how God shows up (or doesn’t) in your life. And, for Pete’s sake, society should not get the final say on how much we count in the world. Be who you want to be, who you REALLY are. If you don’t even know who that is, this is a really good time to figure it out. This world needs people who are living their truth, straight from their heart. And if that’s too weird for the masses, well…fuck the masses, then. They’ll figure it out eventually, or they won’t. Just take some time to examine what goes on in your own head- I think you’ll be surprised to find that a lot of the “truths” you discover might not only be questionable…they might not even be yours to begin with.

It’s worth a look. You deserve the opportunity to live your precious life in a way that is perfect for you. Only you can say what that is.

 

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I'm a single mom living life fully after years of intense addiction, trying to navigate life with grace-and failing spectacularly, sometimes. Learning to be a grown up In my 40's, without losing my lust for life, or my faith in humanity. Come, watch the antics. It should be fun (for you, at least).

15 thoughts on “Question Everything

  1. I question everything, to the point I think my middle name is why…..so much so that I have a friend who asks if I’m ok if I’m not questioning everything

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    1. That’s a good quality. I think I spent most of my life trying to figure out how to be “normal” and fit in, thinking that would solve my problems. Now I see that I was doing it right when I was just being who I was. I’m going back to that. 🙂

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  2. I used to see the bumper stickers that said QUESTION AUTHORITY, and I always thought there should be one to put next to it that reads, “Says who?” People really do need to learn to think for themselves, especially these days with the internet and tv and ads and all just bombarding people with brainwashing, on top of religion, family cultures, and all that already in place for centuries.

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  3. Just wanted to say – your writing has been amazing recently (not that it wasn’t before). While going backwards through recent posts that I haven’t read in WordPress Reader, every time I hit upon one of your posts, I smile, and get comfortable before starting to read.

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  4. I always point out to my friends and family, that our government can only run efficiently if we question things, demand change and ultimately think for ourselves. A government by the people and for the people. Not for Congress. Not the President. We know whats best for us, and we should be on the forefront of great change in this country, but we are so conditioned to letting the big men and women in suits decide what is best for us. it’s laziness as well. Time for a change! Great to know others think this way as well. Really enjoying your blog!

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    1. Exactly! And on a much more personal scale, we must be careful about the opinions and words of others that inform our decisions. I am so glad to have deactivated my Facebook. I’m still trying to detox from it, but I know I really need to rely on my own insights and ideas, and the only way to know they are mine is to stop consuming all the outside voices. I’m glad you are enjoying the blog! There’s about seven years worth of my bullshit here, so you won’t run out. Hahaha! 🙂

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      1. I’ve recently started to comment on posts that I know are fake or just hate spreading. I love Facebook because I am not in the same state as my huge family, so it’s a great way to see the kiddos, but it’s crazy to me how people can just blindly believe an article, with no inkling of who wrote it or where it came from. It’s pure laziness and entitlement. Can’t wait to read more! 🙂

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