Techno Man had one of his 'lets take the proverbial' moments last night, and made a post about affirmations. It was tongue and cheek and designed to provoke a reaction (I suspect in me). It did work in a way - it got me thinking.
I like affirmations. I must confess that I am inconsistent in my application of affirmations, but nonetheless I am an affirmation fan. So I got to wondering (as I do) about the application of affirmations in our daily lives, and I wondered about making a regular post that referred back to affirmations that we meet in our various day to day contexts.
Affirmation Context Number One: Affirmations and Politics - An Exercise in Futility or Positive Pragmatism.
Let me briefly explain - if one subscribes to the "Universe Provides" theory of positivity, then sending out positive affirmations in a context related to political savviness can not possibly hurt to assist in tipping the tide of current political direction - right? (pun not intended) It is in fact, a positive way to send out affirming messages to attract a change….or, at its worst, an exercise in futility and a waste of my time putting them together and sourcing the images. For the purposes of this post - I am going with the positive line.
Warning - it is a little satirical, a little wishful thinking and a little tongue in cheek - on the bright side, some of the pictures are cute!!
12 Politically Inspired Affirmations
|1. Well, I can try. It can be hard to leave behind resentment when you see all that you have worked for slowly torn apart, privatised and plundered.|
|2. Absolutely!!! Equity equals societal success.|
|3. How wonderful would that be…imagine policies that had empathy as a foundation and were based research and proven to be equitable and successful.|
|4. I would expect this to be a given! It can't be an easy job being a politician, with all that expectation, long hours and public scrutiny all the time. |
|5. I try! It is not always easy when you know the other person is a little misguided, ill-informed or simply saying things to wind you up. (Nb to self - try a little harder)|
6. What is there in the world if there is not hope?
7. Ditto to number 6. Alas, current media portrayals make this affirmation a little harder to bring about, however, if enough people open their eyes and see the truth, you just never know.
|9. Let the enlightenment begin. In order to see the truth, one must first open ones mind and see the reality as it is - not as it is painted.|
|11. Such an important affirmation - it seems that today popularity is far more important than what is right and equitable. Popularity without substance is as much use as the emperors new clothes. |