On Confidence: "Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the fairest of them all?"
That is the question that crossed my mind the other night, when I heard a CNN anchor ask one of their political pundits: “Are we still the greatest nation on Earth?” What I really heard was: “Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all?” Her tone was so pathetic I was about to cry but since I don’t believe in pity, I kicked that feeling away.
I can understand being proud of one’s heritage, morals, values and such but to say that my nation (whichever one that is ... I hold dual citizenship so I can pick ...) is better than some other nation, I think is rather childish. Then again, CNN is a pretty childish network too ... what do I expect, really?
Some of us lack confidence and because of that, we look for praises from others to feel good about ourselves (or we put others down). “How do I look?” is a common question amongst pigeons ... like it matters ...
What we really need is knowledge and education. With knowledge one builds confidence and reassurances from others are no longer necessary but without knowledge, we are lost. Being lost sends many of us to look for answers externally. That is another wrong turn, for answers are to be found within.
We have to start listening to our Spirit more and less to what political pundits or advertisements have to tell us. A few days ago I heard a commercial which said: “It’s new, it’s you”. This exemplifies the problem most clearly. There are people trying to tell us who and what we are, in order to control us, one way or another.
This makes Mr. Happy unhappy. I do not like people trying to control others. Please think for yourself and find confidence in yourself and not in what number your country is on any type of scale or measuring system. Cheers!
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