I've been thinking lately about
the pressure some people put on themselves
to be "in the know".
The pressure to be the best,
and to blog, and Facebook, and Twitter and Google
and whatever else is out there.
To know everything about everyone
and to reach as many people as they can
and keep everyone up to date
on their own happenings
practically every hour of the day.
For some, every few minutes of the day. :-)
I think some of us have lost the ability
to just be with ourselves,
Maybe it's a generation thing.
Maybe i'm just getting old.
There are interesting
and intriguing lives out there,
but many of us are so busy
living someone else's definition of success,
or trying to imitate the lives of others,
we've forgotten how to live our own.
We've forgotten our own definitions
or how much is enough.
It's easy to feel left behind
or not part of the loop sometimes.
I think it's important to remind ourselves now & then
that in this age of technology
and the need to know everything about everyone
every waking hour of the day -
it really doesn't matter in the end.
it's ok not to know sometimes...
and just be with the stars in the sky
instead of the cell phones.
So cut yourself some slack,
and give yourself permission
to live like the Flintstones.