Perhaps it’s an evolution thing, a growing thing, a living thing or the dreaded aging thing. I don’t know what it is but I just have to get it out. We were told so many wrong things when we were children no wonder why we spend most of our adult life trying to re-wire our brains.
Think about some of these things we were told when we were younger:
Never talk to strangers. Okay, that is a good one but it should have been told to us like this. Never talk to strangers until you are older, a better judge of character or you can easily defend yourself. Look, our best friends were strangers to us at one time, were they not? Let’s not forget about the explosion and popularity of social media. Billions of strangers are talking to each other every single day…and some of those strangers are becoming life-long friends.
If you tell me the truth you won’t get in trouble. Well, I think we all fell for that one. I’m only speaking for myself, but this one taught me how to become a pretty good liar very early in life. This one was a big one to re-learn. Truth. How much truth do we share with the ones we love? I will tell you how much. 100%. I would rather be disliked for always telling the truth than to be liked or even worse, loved for telling someone lies just to make them feel good.
Stop day dreaming! This came from our parents and even worse, our teachers. Do you believe it? This one is SO wrong. The majority of dreaming SHOULD BE done during the day. I mean really, do you remember all of your dreams when you wake up? I don’t and quite frankly, the ones I do remember are all messed up anyway. As adults, we should be taking some daily dream time to imagine and envision what possibilities are out there that we perhaps need to explore. Yes, day dreaming is highly recommended for everyone.