The “Norm“

Day 338: It feels as if we are getting closer to some kind of normality after the last few years. I don’t think life will ever go entirely back to what it was previously but hopefully 2022 is the year where all generations can feel unrestricted and not judged by their choices. Throughout the pandemic we have been divisive as a society as people questioned others for not sticking to their quota of outdoor exercise per day, for stockpiling pasta and toilet roll, not wearing masks and most recently – Vaccination choice. Throw in the old school day to day British battles such as class wars, Brexit and our carbon footprint and you have a lot of energy focused on what others are doing.

Not me. I know it might sound defeatist and weak to some but I’m more absorbed than ever in living my best life with my girls. I don’t care who you vote for, how often you drive your diesel car or what you eat. As for Brexit, move on!

Look, I have opinions and I make choices like anyone but I don’t have the desire, drive or energy to challenge and debate with people on every subject. I’m passionate about mental health and will openly talk about my experiences but won’t judge others. If you want to drink alcohol every night of the week that is your choice and should you reach out I’d offer help but I won’t tell you to reach out.

I love Horse Racing but won’t tell you which horses to pick (plus you’d lose a lot of money if you listened to me!)

I’m conscious about our carbon footprint and being environmentally friendly. We are looking at an EV for our next car, we recycle and I’m teaching my children about saving energy. If you choose to keep your lights on when you go out to work I’m not going to turn up at your house with a placard!

I just feel that especially in the last 5 years or so everything is becoming about who is better than who and that we should all be aligning into this ideal.

If you aren’t harming anybody else live your one life how you want to live it

(That’s not me telling you what to do by the way, that’s just me thinking out loud to myself)

Have a great day!

Author: Happy Daddy

A married thirtysomething Dad of two young daughters navigating my way through life a day at a time

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