January 21, 2022
This is your chance to get a glimpse into my brain!
Amongst the millions of things on my brain, the one that I want to share with you today is..."Sheeple"
A couple years ago, my sister introduced me to the the term "Sheeple."
Now, I am by no means a sheep expert. But what I do know is that sheep follow other sheep. You never really see a sheep that's not included in the herd. They like to eat, walk, run and baa! together.
While my sister and I were in Chicago, we decided to go to the aquarium. Naturally, we joined the long line of other people waiting to get in. As we were waiting, we noticed that to the right of us, there were people going straight in.
Being a visual person / #graphicdesigner, I had to capture the situation.
Although we weren't in a rush, we really wanted to go see some ocean life.
So we decided to see what the deal was.
We walked up to the doors, thinking we we would get turned away. But by going outside of the "sheeple" line we discovered that if we did a few things through the aquarium app, we too, could go right in. And so we did.
I asked my sister why she thought no one else had thought to explore the other "line" and she said "They are Sheeple! People follow people, just like sheep." And how true that is.
Why have we become so scared of what other people think, that we are no longer willing to be our own unique and individual selves? Why are we allowing people who we have little or no respect for, to have all the power?
Did you know...that no-one can make you feel anything?
It is your choice to allow someone to make you feel happy, sad, frustrated, angry etc. If you find yourself saying "so and so made me so angry!" right then and there you have given your power to that other person, by choice. God created us to be individuals with different looks, voices, and thoughts. We are not meant to be morphed into someone else's mold.
In case anyone needs a gentle reminder...
Spread kindness, not fear. Be caring not controlling. If you are getting upset that someone is not subscribing to your ways, beliefs, or thoughts, that is control. I challenge you, when this happens, to stop and say,
"How truly wonderful it is that we all are able to make our own choices. I understand that what works for them, might not work for me. And what works for me might not work for them."
By doing that, you are stopping the fear to fester. And by stopping the fear, we stop the control.
What a more peaceful world it can be if we choose to not be a 'Sheeple,' but to be our own magnificent selves that we were created to be.
Until the next blog...stay Modest, be BOLD & BE YOU. Not that person next to, in front of, behind or above you, but you.
Sent with Kindness and Love,