Kindness Journey – Day 175 – Lowering my expectations

I’ve never written in this blog to accumulate stats or followers. I have made several attempts through the years to change my life for the better, perhaps I get closer each time, and that’s how things are supposed to progress.

I deliberately kept all my old blog posts, the ones where I was angry and reactionary, negative and miserable thinking about the state of the world. As I travel along the road to Kindness, I need to see those old blog posts so I can appreciate how far I have come. I don’t want anyone who reads this blog to think in anything other than an imperfect human being trying to do better.

After making my latest conscious decision to pursue Kindness, I stopped posting almost all political items. They just made me angry, and I felt terrible as a result. The old saying that negativity sells was absolutely true. My stats plummeted as a result of the change. It took me a few days to realize what was happening, but I am at peace with it.

I write for myself. It is my choice to either be positive or negative. I have zero control over who reads this blog, nor do I want to censor it. If people find my new focus not to their liking, I respect them. I just can’t try to please everyone at the expense of myself.

The same applies for blogs I have followed. I removed blogs that are focused on negativity, because that sentiment is contagious and dangerous. I know too well how susceptible I am to that type of thing. As I mentioned earlier, I’m still trying to turn my life around, but I don’t want to go in circles.

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