Preciousness? Bah Humbug!

A Daily Prompt asked who you found precious. Contrary Kat that I am, I say “Bah, Humbug. #EmotionalIntelligence is eroded by false pride and false images. A cartoon that I found precious:

bratty children
Remember when advertisers did not copy the Disney Channel denigration of authority?  I particularly dislike the current Christmas ad that has a little girl correcting Santa Claus;  he thinks she wants a doll when she wants an expensive car. Now children are precious, no doubt about that. But putting them or anyone of a throne of preciousness sets them up for false expectations.  Here are five questions illustrating my point:
  1. How many sincere compliments can to take in a row?
  2. Do you accept all compliments with a graceful “Thank you?”
  3. When complimented do you wonder what the other person wants?
  4. When complimented does your negative self-talk offer a silent “If you only knew?”
  5. Do you often feel you are faking it and worry that you will “Be found out?”

The point(s):

  1. We all have internal standards by which we measure our self worth. Others may not see our flaws but with live them.
  2. We want to be loved unconditionally. That means our bad, our imperfect, our not precious is known. Un-conditional love means love in spite of flaws and we all have flaws.

When the first “I want my way” temper tantrum hits, a child has begun to see the world as it is, and to face . That is also when he begins to understand he is not precious, valued above all other things.  A hard lesson, but vital if we the people are going to learn to get along with each other.

True, some never get past thinking or believing they deserve to handled as a fine piece of crystal, its only kind in all the world.  Such people are rarely happy and definitely do not make others happy or bring peace on earth. 

stay strong

 Seeking precisous sets the bar too high and sets you and others up for constant disappointed.  Better to be grateful for semi-precious, good, good enough, or not so bad. 

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