Most of you reading this would have grown up in the same era as mine, so when I say Alanis Morissette, you won’t be halfway typing the name into Google!
Her single ‘Ironic’ was one of the most deep, intellectual and thought provoking singles on life and its unfairness . Everyone could see themselves in one or many of the below situations!
A traffic jam when you’re already late
A no-smoking sign on your cigarette break
It’s like ten thousand spoons when all you need is a knife
It’s meeting the man of my dreams
And then meeting his beautiful wife
And isn’t it ironic…don’t you think
A little too ironic…and, yeah, I really do think…
But while the song may continue to hold true, Alanis decided that like her recent #Instagram upgrade, this single too needed s nip here and a cut there. You have to watch this song to understand why I am writing this article.
Evolution has found a newer hipper cousin called #Upgrade, and this is going to be the key to our ‘ happily ever after stories ‘. Our lives are not the same as they were yesterday, and while it may not affect us right away, like an un-updated software, we won’t even know when we’re redundant.
But what does that update mean? More money in the bank, promotions, better car, house, vacation home? While they are all welcome updates, I actually wondered when did we last upgrade our Emotional Quotient? In the craziness of the work day, matching hectic social life, family obligations and pet duties – when was the last time you searched your soul, noticed the moon, went for a walk in the woods, took a lone vacation, meditated, planted a sapling in your garden or even just gaze up at the skies with no ping of the fb notification to distract your attention?
While Gen X tries to digest technology and social media explosion,Gen Y aka you my friends will have to make the most adjustments to ensure we don’t get sucked into this.Like our monthly reviews we must make time periodically to feed our soul, plan trips with friends who can rejuvenate us , take parents out for picnics and most importantly find a hobby so we can spend time with ourselves. Don’t loose focus on the importance of Me time, enhancing skill sets and healing our soul .
In this constant churn of the next level, and the ever demanding world of #Facebook, #Linkedin , #Youtube , # Netflix , #Snapchat , if only an upgrade for the soul was at the touch of a button .
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