My mind keeps wandering back to the song Word Up! by Cameo. The lyrics, wave your hands like you just don’t care, are drawing me in as I write this.
I don’t care today. My actions are showing how I feel.
And it’s not pretty.
While I say this, I’m not sure it’s the truth. Do I really not care? Or is there something deeper, darker going on?
We all have days where we’re trapped in a funk. We feel like we just don’t care. We don’t want to deal with anyone.
You’ve been there, right? I’m not all alone here, am I?
Good, that’s what I thought.
When we’re in the position of “not caring,” we’re in a dangerous position. Our feelings betray us and tell us it’s okay to act out.
But, deep down, we know the truth. Acting out isn’t the solution. It’s a problem.
We’re better than giving into our negative feelings. We can do better than to show our disdain or lack of care.
So, let’s not wave our hands like we just don’t care.
We can care. We do care. We must care.
Make the decision today to change your attitude when you’re in the throes of the I don’t cares.