AN AMALGAMATION OF ABSURDITIES FOR SENIORS

Oct 3rd, 2011 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

We Believe What We Spend Time Thinking About

Just imagine, just for a few moments, how ridiculous some of our ideas and imaginings really are and have been throughout our lives.  We seniors catch ourselves up in wandering around in mazes and crazy places and stupid surroundings and totally creatively irresponsible and unknown environments. It’s easy to go off on some venturesome quest into nowhere.  Its not unknown to explore the magical, mystical of the universe.   It is not inconceivable to conceive the unimaginable.  Venturing off into a wilderness, a wildness, even aan imaginary place that takes us places we might never have conceived can happen. For those seniors who find this concept intriguing, you might want to take a look at “We Are All Weird” by Seth Godin, currently available from Amazon.com.

“We Are All Weird is a celebration of choice, of treating different people differently and of embracing the notion that everyone deserves the dignity and respect that comes from being heard. The book calls for end of mass and for the beginning of offering people more choices, more interests and giving them more authority to operate in ways that reflect their own unique values.

For generations, marketers, industrialists and politicians have tried to force us into little boxes, complying with their idea of what we should buy, use or want. And in an industrial, mass-market driven world, this was efficient and it worked. But what we learned in this new era is that mass limits our choice because it succeeds on conformity.

As Godin has identified, a new era of weirdness is upon us. People with more choices, more interests and the power to do something about it are stepping forward and insisting that the world work in a different way. By enabling choice we allow people to survive and thrive.” (Amazon.com book description)

Looking at Life Differently

What will you do with wonders that make their way into your psyche? What will happen if you give permission to the strange and extraordinary?  What mystical wonders may you enjoy and discover by permitting new and wondrous marvels to make their way into your dreams, thoughts, meanderings, illusions, delusions?

For some, it’s preferable to keep your sane, same, stable core of being.   But maintaining your belief systems does not mean you ignore other possibilities.  Exploring from your core can still be accomplished.  That allows for whatever comes our way to be examined with curious interest, without feeling the need to change your belief system.  For some, that may permit adaptation and living with differences.

Seniors who find looking at weird (different) beliefs possible will likely find their lives enhanced as well as challenged.



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