My Thought of The Day

Do we sell ourselves so much that we hurt those family and friends?

Do we sell ourselves so much that we hurt family and friends?

Today I went to check my email before work, and I noticed one from a friend who was sending calendar events.

As I scrolled down to the bottom, I was bombarded by this persons business credentials in big bold letters. Maybe it’s just me, but I find this to be a little egotistical, I mean, I can completely understand these titles in a business environment, but to add these to personal letters or texts to friends, shows a huge lack of respect, in my opinion.

All I see is convenience, you just want to hurry and send an email, or text, and you don’t care, or want to take time to remove these credentials when talking to people personally. It’s just easier for people to keep them on no matter what is being sent, and to whom.

trying to attract a mate

trying to attract a mate

It reminds me of the animal kingdom when they are trying to attract a mate, one sex tries to impress the other sex by dances, showing off their vibrant colors, enlarging certain areas of their bodies, singing, and various other ways of getting their attention.

Apparently even us humans fall into this cycle of trying to impress others by physical attributes, or by our fancy titles; personally, I love the raw, simple people. The ones that aren’t afraid to show their faults, and don’t hide behind some part of themselves they are trying to sell, are usually the most loyal and loving of friends.

I’m not trying to put people down who do this, I’m just trying to show a different perspective of what some people may be thinking when this is done to them. When I send an email or text to my mom, I don’t add titles or anything fancy, she is my mom, and I am plain with her.

It just makes me feel that there is an ulterior motive when this is done to me, you are not talking to me to just talk to me, you are trying to sell your product to me, and this actually makes the whole conversation, even if it’s not about business, uncomfortable. Who wants to talk to someone who is not interested in them at all, but is more interested in making money off of them?

I love to blog, but I’m not in this to ‘sell’ myself, I never was and never will be a good salesman. I want to be myself with others, I want to express a genuine interest in people’s lives, and never fall victim to only caring for others to see what I can get out of it.

We all talk about being connected, and that we are all one, but is this what we really practice in our day-to-day lives? Or do we actually show disconnection from others in the name of money?

Being real

Being real

I am not telling people they have to be friends with everyone, that is not my point, my point is that we can either be real or fake with others, how we present ourselves is very fundamental and important in life. If someone want’s to sell me something then they should be upfront about it from the start.

What do you guys think? Do you think it’s fine that family and friends text or email their credentials, or does it bother you as well sometimes?

As I said, I am not trying to put others down, I’m just trying to express my thoughts about this topic, and to figure out why it bothered me so much this morning.


About Mimic Nature

Hello everyone! I’m so glad to see you! I’m Jana, I’m an eccentric wife and mother; I work 2 jobs and homeschool my kids. With all this going on in my life, I want to focus my attention on the things that make me happy, and the one thing that has made me happy ever since I was a little kid is nature. As my life progressed and changed through my teen years and my early married life, I lost my connection to it. Life took over and here I am living disconnected from nature because of work, bills, and every day events that keep me away. So the next chapter of my life will be dedicated, at least in some small part, to reconnecting to nature; I still have a mortgage, work, and a family to take care of, but now, I will be more aware of nature and my place within it. Each day, I will find some small way to not harm nature. Not long ago I was introduced to something called permaculture and I fell in love with it. Basically, it’s building a small ecosystem in your own backyard that is based off of what nature would do naturally. In turn your backyard helps you, and you help your backyard…with minimal work!! At first it may take more work, but over time, your backyard will become self-sustaining and you won’t have to work as hard…other than harvesting. I love the life lessons that I learn from nature, so what I promise to do is share a lesson that I’ve learned from nature each week, share what I’m learning about permaculture, and share my own personal progress in changing my homestead into a permaculture Garden of Eden. And since it’s hard to make any changes in life, I want to have some free giveaways once in awhile…all nature themed of course, to help all of us remember our ‘green’ family. Read a few articles, see if you like what is there, if you do, go ahead and subscribe. If you don’t like what you see, that’s ok, I’m honored that you took the time to get to know me a little and see my vision for my blog and my life.
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