Fantasy vs Reality for Adults

A lengthy read about a very sad case, but I only add this story (cited below) for a warning about YOUR media consumption. Hate and fear produce anxiety. When people are angry, frightened or worried – they seem to gravitate to the “NEWS”. ??

In their disturbed mental state, people forget to “think critically”. They fail to apply reason, logic or comparison to the information they receive. They just let the “news” go in one ear and then bounce around in an apparently empty head. Even worse, the information which people accept as “true” is mostly “paid advertising” with the primary purpose of increased “profit” for somebody – be it Big Pharma, Big Agriculture, or some Politician and their friends.

When an organization becomes a “Party of Hate” – such as the Democrats with their #resist bs and then you add anti-American revolutionaries espousing Alinsky tactics, such as BLM or Antifa or public sector unions, MEDIA jumps on the opportunity for sensationalism to gain “market share” of the eyeballs – for the purpose of increasing advertising revenues. Unions want more dues from members; BLM and Antifa want more “free stuff” from the government.

The result is that public discourse becomes a myriad of psychoses! Reality becomes confused with fantasy. So, for the two girls in the Slender Man case, fantasy turned into a harsh reality. The real tragedy happens when adults fail to realize that they have allowed their “virtual existence” to become their reality. Life is not a game; there is no dress rehearsal.

As you read the following story, think about what you consider to be true and accurate. Whom do you “believe”? More importantly, why do you believe those whom you chose to believe? Keep in mind that the highest salaries paid to psychologists, are paid by advertising agencies. Folks, the world is “playing with your mind.”

The story: http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2015/08/slender-man-stabbing.html

 

It can be too late!

Can a flower ever be lonely?

Regrets can weigh heavy on the heart that forgot to say, “I love you.” However, true inspiration comes from knowing that “I love you”, is not only said, but felt.

Two people from very different worlds have tried to communicate the feeling.

How Do I Love Thee? (Sonnet 43)
Elizabeth Barrett Browning, 1806 – 1861

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of being and ideal grace.
I love thee to the level of every day’s
Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.
I love thee freely, as men strive for right.
I love thee purely, as they turn from praise.
I love thee with the passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood’s faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints. I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life; and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.

Garth Brooks “If Tomorrow Never Comes”

Now it is your turn. Don’t wait until it is too late; that time will come, perhaps when you least expect it.