Blogging is a fear that I’ve been overcoming. Sharing information, putting it out into the ether, not knowing who is reading it. But my biggest fear has been using a computer, which continues to flummox me. Having purchased a laptop and transferring relevant material is such a tedious process. I sometimes hate the computer so much; I swear I’ll return to pen and paper.
Returning to a typewriter, I remember the drawbacks:
- Having to use tippex to whiten any mistakes.
- Then cutting and joining with sticky tape a paragraph that needs to be inserted elsewhere.
- Using that horrible black or blue paper to make copies, that never look as pristine as a computer copy.
Yes, I guess I am conquering my fears and appreciate the benefits of a computer. I shall just have to continue learning how to make best use of it.
Phobia Shmobia, daily post by Ben Huberman Fears evolve over time. What is one fear you’ve conquered?
School seems a long time ago. I hated it generally, and I think the school of life offers more. The qualities that I have been tested with and set to learn are: patience, to be non- judgmental and to retain positive thinking.
Patience was probably the first quality put in my way. School had to be borne. Enquiry was not encouraged; in fact you were discouraged from any individual thought. Rote learning from antiquated, racist history books was the norm. English was a breath of fresh air, as poetry held sublime thoughts and allowed one to dream. I majored in dreaming.
My parents were unique probably for their day. Both were the most non-judgmental people I knew. They loved life and people of all persuasions and colour. It wasn’t until I was put amongst narrow- minded people that it made me cling to what I knew. Bigoted, narrow- mindedness, (much as the Australian Government of today), makes me cringe and hold to my own values.
Positive thinking really does make life run smoothly. Worry causes stumbling blocks. Allowing the Universe it’s way, ‘going with the flow’, such clichés hold value. As a child I had no confidence; school did not engender such a helpful life step as positive thinking, this was something I had to learn for myself. Life provides this opportunity. http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/04/02/prompt-land-of-confusion/