"All words are symbols that represent unspeakable realities. Which is also why words are magical." (Donald Miller tweet)

Friday, March 08, 2013

hold the outrage

There are so many issues out there. Horrible headlines, questionable politics, taxpayer money going down the drain. Not to mention all the personal offenses regularly hashed out.

I can't live like that.

I care. I get outraged. (I question whether or not "raising awareness" has become an end in itself, leaving us all with a comfortable feeling of knowledge, when in fact, we may have accomplished nothing WITH our knowledge and awareness. But that's another post....)

Anyhow. I need a break from time to time. And so do you. Let's raise awareness about the need to smile - scratch that, let's just smile, that'll raise awareness more subversively - even though the world still has a lot of problems. After all, the world has a lot of good going on too. For example - you just read my blog. And that makes me all warm inside.

And thus I am declaring Outrage-Free Friday! You may return to your outrage tomorrow.

Who's with me? Anyone?

*sound of crickets*

Are you outraged at my lack of outrage? That's ok. I'm outrage-free about that.

Come oooonnnnnn ... You know you want to.

#OutrageFreeFriday

2 comments:

byron zorzos said...

Can I choose a different day of the week? Maybe Sunday?( or is that a cheat ? :) )Good point about smiling. It has been shown by some Smileologist at some renowned school of Smileology that smiling as a practice, even when you don't feel inclined to ( yet who could possibly not want to smile every day, ALL day? ) can actually alter one's physiology ( the "ology" of "physies" I believe, although I never went to physiology college, so can't claim to be an expert in that field )but I digress. So...where were we?...Right, smiling does not just happen when you are happy, but can actually MAKE you happy!
I think that if this catches on we are going to need more dentists. Or is that Toothologists? :)))

Patti said...

Lol Byron, thanks for that scientific insight.

(and welcome to the blog) :)