Don’t Drink the Kool-Aid


Why is it that some people follow blindly and don’t think about what they are reading and how they actually feel?

Why do they join in with what a crowd is doing instead of being true to themselves?

WARNING:  Don’t Drink the Kool-aid!

Think about how powerful personalities actually can manipulate what you think.  It could be you read what they write and think because they write a lot that what they say is the way things should be.  WRONG!

What is right for one person might not be right for you.  It’s ok, we are all different! You can read other writers, you can listen to the news and determine what sounds like your character and what doesn’t.  Just don’t read ANYTHING and blindly accept it as valid because a “celebrity” personality type is writing it or talking about it on TV or radio.

How do you know what is right for you?

  • Start be defining WHO you are.
  • Then determine WHAT your voice should be following your personal identification.

Key questions to consider when defining who you are:

  1. What is my purpose and reason for being?
  2. What am I doing to follow this purpose?
  3. How do I need to change my behavior to reflect the vision of who I am?
  4. Am I strong enough to stand up for what I believe in and who I am?

It’s all about being able to Read, Think and Reason!

RTR

Take the time to figure out what is important to you and determine if your actions are in accordance with your highest sense of right.  This concept actually requires some quiet thinking time and may not happen instantly.  This process can’t be rushed! Determine the type of people you want to attract and be around then let your actions and words shine through everything you do so they just normally connect with who you are. Once you have determined who you are you can then find your voice.  Follow that voice and don’t forget to listen.  You can hear if you are talking!

If you are always doing what is right, to you, then you are living who you are. You are being transparent and honest with your readers and your friends.

READ, THINK and REASON…….RTR

  • If an article you read does not resonate with you….Don’t drink the Kool-aid!
  • If you are listening to a news channel and you think what they are saying could be wrong… it might be…Don’t drink the Kool-aid!
  • If you see injustice where people are doing something wrong…Don’t drink the Kool-aid!
  • If you are talking with someone and they are wrong in your opinion…Don’t drink the Kool-aid!

Be true to yourself by knowing who you are and what you believe! Remember the Beach Boys song about their school?  What about yourself?  Apply the words and be true to yourself.

Read information, process and Think about what it says, Reason out all the possible options in understanding the information provided and act accordingly based on who you are!

“RTR” concept from chapter 6 “Cosmic Cow Pie…Connecting The Dots” written by Carra Riley.

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