Does this statement seem over used? “2020 has been a year of challenges”.
We hear it on TV, the radio and the internet. We read it in our newspapers and magazines. Do I believe it? Sure I do, but I also believe every year brings unique challenges to each of us.
The constant clang and clatter of the media would have us believe the world is a far different place today when compared to past years and decades. But is it really that different? Should we be this on edge, this unhappy with things?
Recently shared with me was the sentiment that we should try hard not to give offense, and try doubly hard not to take offence. Wow, that’s some good advice. It’s so easy to make statements to others concerning things being different or bad. But are they really? Are people angrier? Is service worse? It may all come down to our attitude and how we decide to react to the hundreds of little interactions we have daily. I’m resolved-I’m going to try doubly hard not to take offense.