Started by MAtT, July 18, 2020, 12:21:12
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Quote from: Ulrich on August 19, 2020, 20:10:24No thanks for one of the worst 80s synth pop earworms (John F..)... I never wanna hear it again.
Quote from: SueC on August 20, 2020, 01:36:49Now personally I doubt he can do this, because how will he ever get into people's minds.
Quote from: SueC on August 19, 2020, 10:32:33Quote from: MAtT on August 17, 2020, 07:07:35OK Sue, so I lost my draft by timeout, cos I'm useless. Take care now! If you say stuff like that, it starts to become a self-fulfilling prophecy.
Quote from: MAtT on August 17, 2020, 07:07:35OK Sue, so I lost my draft by timeout, cos I'm useless.
QuoteI think Jacinda Ardern is a wonderful example of a female who wields a lot of power while taking great care to avoid abusing it - and in popular culture I think Suzanne Vega, Karen Matheson (Capercaillie)...
Quote from: MAtT on August 25, 2020, 14:08:07And Robert Smith - yeah, a pretty good role model in many ways. Though I've always tried to separate the music from the people to some degree, lest I be disappointed (as happened with Morrissey!) too much.
Quote from: word_on_a_wing on August 19, 2020, 15:13:27Yes I agree that we should all aspire to be positive influence in the world, or role models as you say Sue. This actually hits a real nerve for me at the moment. I've recently learnt that someone (male) who has been somewhat of a teacher to me may have been capable of extremely disturbing things behind closed doors. A scared and vulnerable feeling takes hold, and my instinct is to isolate myself from the world, but that isn't helpful either. I'm finding it hard to remain open and trusting in the world 😥
Quote from: SueC on September 01, 2020, 16:25:10I guess all the disappointment can lead to us withdrawing into shells of some sorts, or it can be a fuel for doing the best we possibly can, not to be such a big part of the problem/s. Next time someone disappoints you or is rude to you etc, try making a point of being kind to three different people you randomly come across, for each instance of disappointment or rudeness or whatever. It sort of adjusts the balance, shows you you're still free to make choices, helps develop good habits, and means the darkness doesn't win this one. Light has a tendency to spread, if we'll send it out.PS: I now have the hippie pants to go with the speech!