A previous post about balance took on a life of it’s own. A spirited debate about children and television ensued. I almost wish the original post had been on My Beautiful Chaos with all the parenting advice given.
There was a dicey minute when feathers were ruffled. Then the thought was raised that the ability to keep keep feathers smooth was an important one. It sparked another post by Timothy over at Carpe Factum which included a fantastic quote
“Nobody can make me feel inferior without my consent.” -Eleanor Roosevelt
and a phenom reminder
…we ourselves own the reaction, even though we don’t always own the catalyst.
But, I can’t help but wonder where righteous indignation fits in. I believe that there is a such thing. I believe that there are times when things, situations, and even people are just plain wrong.
Don’t misunderstand – I know that one must pick their battles carefully. I also know that we are the masters of our own feelings. I think that drama filled, ill intended, provoked arguments are unless and counter productive.
But isn’t there a time and a place for a stand – and isn’t it possible that sometimes that stand is personal and affects us in an emotional way?
And isn’t just possible that that’s ok?