Black Friday wants you to keep up with the Jones. Not good for your emotional fitness or what others call emotional intelligence.
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Remember what matters: As Eleanor Roosevelt is thought to have said this, “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. ”
You know I rant often against the media’s push to make you feel inferior so you will buy more and more searching always for the promised perfection. At heart, however, I don’t want to kill the economy and we do need people to spend.
I have three Emotional Fitness Training tips for Black Friday.
Tip one: Things do not bring you happiness or satisfaction with who you are. Not to say, things cannot enhance your life. I could not write without the word processing of a computer. My problems with spelling and grammar need their corrections. I love horses, but don’t want to go back to the horse and buggy days. Keep your expectations realistic. The more you care about you and are proud of you, the fewer things you need.
Tip two: The more money you have, the more it is your responsibility to keep the economy alive. Big spenders are needed to keep smaller spenders employed. The Super Rich should not shop on Black Friday. The Super Rich should not waste time seeking bargains, deals, asking for perks. The Super Rich need to tip bigger and give more to charity.
Tip three: The most proven path to the good life lies in practicing kindness.
Take advantage of all you have been given. Practice kindness, be here now, be grateful, laugh often, share and care.
Thank you for all you do and as always stay strong.
Post inspired by this Daily Prompt: Keeping up with the Jones: Tell us about the one luxury item you wish you could afford, in as much detail as you can.
Links and articles of interest
- Did Eleanor Roosevelt Really Say That? (quoteinvestigator.com)
- The Daily Prompt (wordpress.com)
- Emotional Intelligence (en.wikipedia.org)
- Easy Emotional Fitness Exercises (emotionalfitnesstraining.com)
- The EFTI Store (eftistore.com)