We have started to normalize insensitivity at astounding speed.
A word is tossed into social media and watch it being used in the most unrelated context, to a point where it loses its meaning.
Toxic and narcissism are two such words.
Recently I read somewhere, “Ghosting is also a form of self-care”.
My mind highlighted ghosting and self-care and screamed “WHAT THE HECK!!”
First of all, the spotlight shifted to self-care because almost all of us have hasty lifestyle, and we tend to ignore our own physical, mental and emotional needs while we are busy fulfilling expectations the entire world has from us.
There’s nothing wrong with fulfilling expectations unless it’s on an unhealthy level.
Nothing wrong with making money and striving for a better life.
Nothing wrong with making other happy too.
But all of that does take a toll on us, especially our mental health.
For me that’s where self-care plays the part. When you spent 15 to 17 hours (24 – sleep) working on doing what you are supposed to do, there’s nothing wrong with spending 30 minutes to 1 hour on yourself, treating you mind, body and soul.
Self-care can also be little things you do along the way, while you are running errands.
Where did ghosting someone fall into this?
I looked at its literal meaning again:
“end a personal relationship with (someone) by suddenly and without explanation withdrawing from all communication”.
This cannot be self care I’m sorry.
You don’t want to talk to someone, for whatever reason, just tell them without being insensitive (or a**hole) about it.
Keeping someone hanging in pain and confusion for answers, when you casually go along with your life, is brutal.
For a moment, imagine somebody doing this to you. Did you shudder?
If not, at some point karma will make you.
I don’t understand stupid trends that go viral. Why doesn’t anything sensible go viral?
And you know what scares me?
These trends start to constitute a culture.
Somebody picked ghosting and lumped it with self-care.
Humans are successfully becoming ultimate carriers of ignorant trends.
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