critical thinking

in this day and age of super-connectivity we can share it all and we can also be shared at with the feelings and innermost thoughts of anyone who we have any kind of passing acquaintance with through shares, likes and retweets.  Everyone has become intimately familiar with how people feel about everything from the latest decision in US government to how people feel about their last drive in traffic to pumpkin spice lattes.  This isn’t rocket science and and probably isn’t an original thought but something I have been thinking about lately.  In our quest for a more connected world we have closed ranks and become critics, quick to voice our thoughts and our feelings whether or not anyone cares about them.  Oversharing to the point where people hide our posts for being ‘annoying’ or irrelevant. We are quick to pass judgement and share our feelings making it more difficult for people to form their own.sad_emerils

We spent the last week hosting friends from Colorado as they enjoyed some Orlando attractions.  We took in dinner at Tchoup Chop by Emeril, played Disney-style Mini Golf, went to Epcot and toured Winter Park by boat.  Overall, the shine felt like it was off the rose.  Have I done too much?  Eaten too well?  Been overstimulated to boredom?  The plating at Emeril’s was sloppy, food overcooked.  Disney-golf shabby and in need of refurbishment.  Epcot too crowded and the food not tight on the plate because they have to produce so much, so fast.  So, I ask, is it me and overly critical thinking?  Expectations too lofty?  I have to back out and say the time with friends was good and approach it from there-letting the relationships rule the day which is probably how it should be.  I have to let the experiences fade into the blue and hope that my expectations relax or I do.


2 thoughts on “critical thinking

  1. Carrie

    In this situation, I think you should have had high expectations. You went to these places because of their reputations, but if it ruined the entire occasion (which it doesn’t sound like it did), that is a different story. It’s one thing to be an epicure/foodie, it’s quite another to be an arrogant food snob. It’s also natural to be disappointed in things because of previous experience. You know Epcot without crowds. I understand your point that we should enjoy the important things, but I also think you shouldn’t be too hard on yourself in this situation. And ummm…this is something I’ve been thinking about too lately 😉


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