What Happened to Rose Colored Glasses?

What happened to the rose colored glasses? They have become high tech V R spectacles; but we are still the same.

Some questions used to be a lot harder to answer ten years ago, and the thought that 10 years from now the questions I have today will have simpler answers is comforting. It’s funny how time works, looking at days backwards makes us feel a lot more in control, and looking at the days to come makes us feel utterly vulnerable to the unknown. This is enough to say that none of it is true and none of it is real enough to really have much weight in the way in which we choose to live our lives now.

We all seem to operate on a wide spectrum of perception. Some of us dwell in the darker end and make occasional trips into the lighter one; and some of us tend to choose a life on the brighter end traveling to the dark side sometimes. Once you really put that spectrum in front of you and look at it, things become simpler because you realize something insanely important. Things happen in random order, sometimes they happen the way we want them to, the way we are prepared to handle them; but sometimes things go completely off course and we are left with our spectrum of perception. We are expected to react; and that reaction is highly dependent on our perception. Perhaps its even better to refer to the spectrum as the cliched glasses we put on; better yet for the sake of the sophistication of this post let’s consider them spectacles. Those spectacles are also high tech.

You can look at whats happening, from multiple view points. The first and most popular being catastrophe scenario; whereby your spectacles give you the most hellish design to whatever is in front of you. You are laid off, but your hell scenario starts pushing you towards utter self destruction because you have gone and chosen the worst possible way to look at what’s going on.

Other plug-ins include, a huge rug that lands on the thing in front of you and plays Netflix and cartoons and porn, anything really to get your mind off of it. You need to stick to a budget, but you choose to disregard the issue by ignoring it. Simple.

Another option is a Bob the builder -or fixer- vibe to the entire thing and you get to serious work with no doubt that you can fix it. Except, your intense need to fix and control things might get in your way; and then what? What if you can’t fix it Bob?

The point my dearest reader is that, you must stay on topic; you cannot drift into the story you want to tell yourself before you have gone and explored the situation you are in at the moment. This means that sometimes the answers lay in simply being there in that moment and acting accordingly. The answer is to choose a reasonable spot on the perception spectrum, but not forget that you are on that spectrum in the first place. Remember that sometimes all it takes to handle a situation is moving on the spectrum, from a dark zone to a lighter one.

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