Mind your own, you live long. – Jayo Felony
In this current climate, many would benefit from endorsing this philosophy. Of course we should help others when we can and stand up for injustices in our own way (if we want to), but when our outrage and pain and disappointment are weaponized, we could benefit from questioning the timing and asking why instead of just adopting said trending emotions. It’s dangerous to be in a constant state of emotional tug-of-war.
The way I apply this quote to life is focus on yourself and mind your own business, Kellz. I find that when I practice both, I am less stressed because I’m not trying to remedy all the world’s problems. And I relinquish my need to control because folks can and do figure things out on their own when they have to! Sometimes it’s best to just listen and observe, not try to fix.
I can be aware of everything without internalizing anything. I empathize without my afternoon being ruined. I can recognize when occurrences are orchestrated with the exact purpose to evoke ________; if I do become _______, I acknowledge it and ask myself Does this truly matter? What can I do? Why is this affecting me? Is this real life?
Or just release by journaling, having a conversation, refocusing on my peace and getting on with my day. Otherwise, I’d be a pretty sullen and unpredictable jerk. And I think we have enough of those.
Do you have a favorite quote or philosophy?