GUESS WHAT THE WORLD THINKS.
DISCLAIMER: This is not an article about caring less or not caring less. Whichever way you read it, get the point.
Of late, it felt like I knew the real meaning of mojo. Why? If you asked. I guess because I felt I lost it. But sweet cheese, it had to be found! Truth is, I’ve been paying attention to the wrong things. I give vibes and most times live the line of ‘I couldn’t care less’ and darn, truth be told again. This time, I couldn’t care less about not caring less.
What we don’t realize is that there is a fine art of not giving so much attention to things that are not ‘attention worthy’. Remember the time you cried because you did not wear a new pair of socks to school on the first day of resumption? I mean, who cares? Or seen a little baby cry because of a drink that was poured into a cup and not left in the bottle? (we went down memory lane. Let’s grow up) *clears throat*
Remember the time when your favorite series ended without a so much good ending and you called the name of the antagonist while jumping or stamping your feet on the floor repeatedly? Or more recently, remember when the power supply was interrupted while watching your favorite music video? I mean? It’s NEPA for the love of me.
However, we are not just born not to care less or more (whichever way). We are so concerned about what the conductor that does not have change say that it’s so ‘big a matter’ to ruin the rest of our days. Or when we greet our colleagues that do not give a reply.
Caring so much. So so much*emphasis needed* so so so much. And for what reason? A pat on the back? The drink in the bottle*which is always the smaller quantity by the way*, another thirty-five minutes of watching Lukas Sabbat caring less? *his style though*.
This is why Chum; we care so much about what’s not.
I’m learning over time, that the ability to give attention to things, persons or situations that are worth our attention and time would make life a whole lot easier. Developing this ability to be in charge of your reactions is the kernel of strength and the other- maturity.
It may not be as easy as it sounds. More like waking up one morning and thinking you would not pay attention to the least important things.
We’ve got to learn to tap ourselves and know when, what and who really deserves our attention.
FIRST, TO CARE LESS ABOUT GOING WONKY, YOU MUST CARE MORE ABOUT SOMETHING MORE IMPORTANT.
Here’s why you shouldn’t argue with a conductor. They shout a lot and you are on an entirely different level of understanding and knowledge.
What should be more important is getting to your destination on time. Plus, they’d probably erupt and pour on you 5 months of not eating healthy or enough and the speech of ‘you don’t know me o’.
If you find yourself consistently caring so much about trivial issues that bother you- your ex-girlfriend’s Facebook picture, how quickly the battery dies in the clock, how many bottles of water you can finish in 7 hours or how many balls are contained in a cheese balls- chances are you don’t have much going on in your life to give a legitimate amount of time to care about not important things. And that’s the real problem. Not the Buhari’s regime.
In life, there is really no such thing as not caring less. the issue is how much time we are capitalizing on the wrong things.
PAY ATTENTION TO WHERE AND WHO YOU GIVE THEM TO
Growing up as a girl, I cared so much about hair beads that having a weave on my hair without beads seemed like I was carrying a bowl of spaghetti that has absorbed more than enough water topped with oil in disguise of stew. And no one really cared apart from me.
We care about a crush not reciprocating the feelings. We care about how many snickers we have to have and take selfies*it’s a selfie for heaven’s sake*, we care about the shape of someone’s lip and darn, very irrelevant but we still want to care.
However, as we celebrate countdowns for our birthdays, we’d understand that certain things are not worth brooding over. That people’s opinions we cared so much about and relationships that left you asking rhetorical questions may not mean so much anymore.
We’d realize how trifle people pay attention to the likely details about us. We’d focus on doing things more for ourselves as we mature.
Feel free to interact in the comment section below- your thoughts plus I found a lovely name apart from Rad. See it in paragraph five. Yay! Let me know if you’re cool with the new one*winks*
Stay confident lovelies,
Photo credit/source: Walter 🙂