Just the other day I overheard a conversation, (or more accurately a conversation was being had that wanted to be heard), when one of the ladies said, ‘well it must be so, because everybody says it is!’ The other lady in reply said, ‘well I’m not everybody so I don’t believe it is so!’
This started me thinking that I don’t regard myself as ‘everybody’ either. Certainly not a ‘nobody’ definitely not a ‘busybody’, however if truth be told a ‘somebody’.
I have never been one for herd mentality, the sheep syndrome, or vox populi, taking pride in looking at an issue from all angles, then forming my own opinion. (I know that’s kind of ‘Old School’, being out of step with Twitter et al, however it has served me well over the years).
Now I have had time to think more about it, I have come to the conclusion that a ‘somebody’ is without doubt the most valuable member of a mindful society.
A ‘somebody’ is balanced, self-less, self-assured, resourceful, respectful, comfortable in their own skin, gregarious, a realist, an optimist, a futurist, an informed communicator and above all mindful of self and others.
(Beware the ‘somebody’, as per the Google social media definition, as being a celebrity, figure, icon, light, luminary, megastar, name, notability, notable, notoriety, personage, personality, standout, star, superstar, VIP).
The most important characteristic of a ‘somebody’ is that they have the ability to ‘see the wood for the trees’, combining common sense with mindfulness, so as to keep society on an even keel, without the need for oppressive political correctness and overt inclusivity.
Just imagine what an amazing Global Society we could all benefit from if we were all ‘somebodies’, as opposed to striving to be ‘everybodies’, ‘nobodies’ or ‘busybodies’!
Just food for thought moving forward in 2019, ‘The Year of Mindfulness’!
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