Hindsight

So we have all probably heard of that saying Hindsight is 20/20.

I have been thinking a lot about this lately. Let’s be honest, a lot of us could all see everything that’s happening now. When you think about Trump and Jan 6th, the terribleness of the Johnson/Tory Government.

We were talking about critical thinking at work yesterday, and I think in some ways that hindsight, common sense and critical thinking all kind of come together. Sometimes you need hindsight so you learn how to “think” better. Common sense usually means you knew something was “off”. Even if you can’t put your finger on it.

hindsight is gained through experience

Ellen Hopkins

What kind of “thinking” do you think there is? Haha.

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Hindsight

Hindsight is 20/20.

How many times have we heard that one before? Is it because we always hear about that with abuse cases? Someone said something to me yesterday, “someone doesn’t become abusive overnight” No they don’t, but in every single case of abuse I’ve ever seen. When the family and friends look back, yep, they realise things.

Most of the time, people don’t want to see it. The people who can see it, usually become cut off, since the victim always cut off those people.

No one becomes abusive overnight, but if you actually LOOK and LISTEN, it’s more than likely the case, it’s always been there. I can’t honestly think of a case I’ve heard of or seen, where if you actually PAY ATTENTION, the signs are not there. They always are. Abuse victims very rarely will yell out “I’M BEING ABUSED”. But they are there, IF you pay attention.

Rowling is another one. When you actually look BACK, you can see how problematic issues have followed her for literal YEARS. And it’s always “I didn’t mean it like that” or she’d threaten to sue people. You can’t even make a joke about the things she has said, without her threatening to sue you. One of her charities was started with Baroness Nicholson, who isn’t just anti-LGBTQIA, she’s also anti-abortion.

In China, they took all the homosexual “moments” out in FB, two lines were cut, that was it. Not really gay representation, lol.

Speaking of which, my Mum has NOW finally decided to go to the Doctors, after months of random coughing. She has had trouble breathing, so NOW is taking a PCR test to go to the Drs -.- Do you know how long I’ve been telling her to get it checked out for?

I worked with someone Famous!

Kind of…Sort of…In a Kevin Bacon six degrees of separation type thing..

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Hindsight by Melanie Casey (Goodreads)

I am loving the place where I am currently working and I’m sad at the time time because it’s only for a month and I’m actually trying to move away for the area I am currently working at. However, one of my duties is, for the moment, Library duties and this book happened to pass across the check in table. One of the Librarians suggested that I take a look at it as it was writing by someone who in the past had done our creative writing course. Which I thought was very exciting, and kind of sad, because we don’t have the course anymore.

Needless to say that it has completely inspired me and I have even found her on Goodreads, with really good reviews. Between reading this and writing all weekend, I’m surprised that I’ve even had time to sit down and write any Blog post whatsoever! It truly did inspire me.

What about yourselves? Have you ever been connected to anyone famous, has it inspired you?

Resolutions

It is no secret fact that the end of a year, any year, it makes people reflect and look back at the year and decide what they wish to improve on for the new year coming.

Last year what I did was instead of making resolutions for the year coming, I made a list of what I was going to leave behind in the past year. I actually found this was really a lot better than making promises into the future. Mainly because we don’t know what the future holds for us. So instead of promising myself that I would “lose weight” I worked on writing less emo-type posts.

I found that by making promises to myself of what I’m leaving behind, I could concentrate on that. I could work on myself and then I was able to work on things that were thrown at me in my future, things that I didn’t see coming. I have to say that personally it did work for me, so I shall be doing that again. Instead of starting new problems, I decided to work on old issues of mine so that I could leave them behind.

Here are a couple of things that I will be leaving behind in 2015:

  1. Less talking about my ex’s, so I can concentrate on my new partner
  2. Being unproductive and be more proactive on finding a job IN a Library, rather than just having a job.
  3. MORE motivation for meditation!

What are your “tricks” for the New Year? Do you make┬áresolutions, or do you do something else instead, make a goal for the new year?