Mythos: (Sociology) the composite of beliefs, values, attitudes, etc, characteristic of a specific group or society.
I’ve come to believe that there is less reality and more mythos in life today.
Many of us are so removed from the natural order of things that we are less involved with those around us than we are “viewing” as happenings (second hand – mass media) events during the normal course of daily events.
Meanwhile we do share (in common) an increasing frustration of “missing out” “feeling alone” “not quite connecting” and so on.
So what to do: Wouldn’t it be fantastiic if I could just whip out this excellent answer here that would solve this sense of feeling apart from.
No worries, I can do that – here you go:
WAKE UP TO YOUR OWN PERSONAL REALITY – GRAB SOMEONE AND GIVE THEM A BIG HUG, DO TAKE A FEW MINUTES TO SMELL THE ROSES AND THE COFFEE, MAKE THOSE MISSING CONNECTIONS, YOURSELF – STAND UP – MAKE A DIFFERENCE – CARE – LOVE – IT ISN’T COMPLICATED, NOT REALLY – EMBRACE LIFE !
IT’S ULTIMATELY UP TO “YOU’!
And Guess What? If you do this – others will follow in your footsteps because they want to be where you’re going too!
Your choice, as always!
28 thoughts on “The Mythos of our Realities”
this was a very good advice, Penny
Thank you padmini, I hope your weekend was a lovely one and that your week shapes up to be even better my friend! 🙂 xx
Great post Penny and often it seems much more difficult for men than women, although not always (don’t want to stereotype). We have a friend who told me recently that after divorce he joined a mens’ group and one of the first things they were taught was how to hug and kiss in friendship. I found that to be a lovely concept and he is one of the the kindest, gentlest men I know.
Thanks LuAnn, I agree with you. I believe the changes in our lifestyles today affect both men and women, but in completely different ways. What you refer to regarding men, I think, is true. And then there are “us” who are nurturers as well as wanting to be viewed as independent people within their own regard. The roles have changed and at times it is difficult for both. 🙂
“Many of us are so removed from the natural order of things “, so true and so relate-able. A good great this is 🙂
Thank you very much Mary! 🙂
Grab someone and give them a hug… the best advice you could encourage anyone to do… in my younger years it was not the done thing to hug another man… how did you impart a friendship?,, a hand shake… not the most personal greeting in the world.. an introduction yes…
In later life I used to give my Dad a hug when we parted, at first this was a strange happening for him, as he was one that very seldom had physical contact with anyone except a woman… he soon got used to it and it always left me feeling better… I will never forget the hug I gave him the day before he died.. it was merely a goodbye expecting to see him the following day… it never happened but at least I felt I’d said goodbye in a happy loving way… Grab and hug those near to you… you don’t know what tomorrow will bring…
Thank you bulldog. Your words are moving and most excellent advice that more people, men and women, both, should pay attention to! Big teddy bear hug to you my friend! 🙂
My kids think I’m nuts (but then so do most of my friends 🙂 ) because I hold the jar of coffee right next to my nose as I’m taking the foil seal off it. That “fffftt” sound as foil comes off heralds the glorious aroma of fresh coffee.
There are some roses that have such an exquisite perfume you just can’t help but be happy when you smell them – especially the very dark red ones (Black Beauty), the mauve ones (Blue Moon) and the red and yellow ones (Double Delight). The Double Delight in particular because its perfume can be smelt over a great distance. While waiting to be admitted to hospital for surgery two years ago, the clerk at the reception desk brought out a vase of Double Delight roses and put them on the bench. I watched as heads all around the reception area turned looking in all directions for the source of the perfume. Worried looks turned to smiles and you could almost see noses twitching as people caught the scent in the air.
My son-in-law is a great believer in hugs – gentle bear hugs in particular and says they are able to help make the world seem okay again. I’ve been on the receiving end of quite a few 🙂
Thank you Lyn, your words are fantastically wonderful, all of them! big huge hugs to you my friend! 🙂 xx
I do – I do. I sniff and think and enjoy and hold a hand or two. My head is in the clouds and my feet on the ground. It is not always perfect but it works.
I like it! Sounds like exactly right to me Lesley! 🙂 xx
Great post Penny as always.
So glad to have you in my life. You always know what’s up & share it with us.
xx 🙂 🙂 xx
Yeah, well about that … I have my “contacts” (insert mysterious and scary laughter here)! Wish I’d been with you at the concert though! 🙂 xo
We probably would have gotten separated too. But – at the end of the night we’d find each other by the car, hang out, eat our sammiches, chips & wash it down with some soda, juice or water until the lot cleared out – then heading home. (That’s basically what we did at the end of the night. I preferred that over waiting in a line of cars, wasting gasoline, & barely moving due to parking lot gridlock. 🙂
YES!!!! 🙂 xo
It’s true. Sometimes a hug can solve everything.
AnElephantCant argue with Penny
He agrees bloggers have their own distinct mythos
So we must make a stand
Hold out a hand
And invite all our friends to walk with us
Beautifully written! 🙂
Un cordiale saluto
Grazie Claudio. Apprezzo le tue parole gentili. Penny
Good advice. Turn off the TV (the internet one too) and take a walk. No! Wait! If everyone did this my favorite quiet places may be overrun. Oh well, I guess I could give them a hug.
Yes Eric, hugs are way underrated! I understand about the quiet places though, that would be a little harder to cope with!
I love this — it is so true that many of us loose perspective about what is important – what life is about. Media can really “program” us — and societal norms are powerful! ~ Sending so much Love dearest dear! xo Robyn
Thanks Robyn. a huge truth too! Much love to you also dearest one! xo