New Year, New Logic?  The Illusive Dream

Hi and Welcome to the A & J PEI Treasures E Jean Simpson Author Blog Post and Podcast.  I’m your host, Jean coming to you from the beautiful Province of Prince Edward Island, Canada!!  The blog post and podcast is an opinion piece and only reflects this author’s opinion and not that of any other entity.  Today I talk about the most illusive of dreams.  It seems what is logical and what isn’t changes and moves over time.  Wrap it all up in a big bow and you’ve got my New Year’s blogpost and podcast.  If you want to find out more, then stay tuned…!

According to https://www.dictionary.com/browse/logic there are several different definition of logic.  In this case, “I refer mostly to “reason or sound judgment, as in utterances or actions.”  I’m sometimes left to wonder if there is any logic in a lot of the stuff that goes on in the world.  Perhaps I’ve seen too many fail videos.  I find that the stuff that gets millions of views seem to be the ones that make no logical sense.  As in why would anyone even think to do this?  It seems that people think it is better to risk illness and death, which I guess is their prerogative.  The main problem I have with this is that they tend to take people with them on their defiant journey.  If they were just a risk to themselves, then it might not be so bad, but current conditions means that it risks others as well. 

However as Ambrose Bierce states, “Logic: The art of thinking and reasoning in strict accordance with the limitations and incapacities of the human misunderstanding.” May clear up the confusion over the seemingly huge lack of logic that one finds these days.  Everything from politicians making threats online to people spreading misinformation.  There is a malaise these days, maybe from being stuck in too much, from being unable to do most things that they would normally do and other factors.  It is pervasive and everyone can get caught in this cycle.  People ask questions, but not always the question that needs to be asked.  People make assumptions that are faulty and assume that they are put upon by being requested to follow medical advice.  The advice does change from day to day, but most of the people trying to lead have not had the experience of a huge all-encompassing pandemic.  Of course there is the past to fall back on, but those who do seem to get confused and make faulty assumptions about the information they find using medieval times as a sample.  This is not even a close comparison.  There were not half the standards that exist today.  Even a closer look at the 1918 Pandemic (also misnamed the Spanish Flu) will give you a better idea than going to medieval times.

Then, of course, there are the social network sites where there are all sorts of opinions, some of which seem to want to create more dissent.  Now, the most interesting thing about that is if you have an interest in history, you will find https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_flu very illuminating, since it appears we’re in the middle of a historic repeat when you read the problems of the time.  As Edmund Burke is reported to have stated, “Those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it.”  So, if you want to share information, be sure to know what you are sharing and understand what the actual history story is.  Seek out valid information, seek out information that has replications of the same facts.  If you do look, you will see parallels and you will also see that they suggested that deaths were actually cut by the use of masks.  Also there were people who fought against them.  It’s not new folks…it’s been there all along. 

It seems the use of social networks, for some, is an avenue to share positive and uplifting messages.  For others, it is one to find fault with everything and everyone.  So, my suggestion for the 2022 year is let’s all make the effort to try to make this a more pleasant and meaningful experience.  As I have heard said before, it is what it is.  We are where we are, we have what we have.  Things might have changed for the worse.  We’ve lost people, we’ve lost time, and we’ve had to be locked up.  At this point, it seems we aren’t turning a corner, but we’re increasing cases.  Let’s use compassion, let’s use logic.  Let’s keep our elderly and those of weakened immune systems safe.  Let’s work toward being as well as we can be.  Rekindle your passion in learning or in doing charity work or in helping your fellow people.  Find a way to educate yourself about different groups and different beliefs.  Everyone has the ability to do something of value that is positive.  Allow 2022 to be a positive year no matter what happens or what changes.  You’ve got this!  You can make it a better year for yourself and for everyone around you.  This is a whole New Year in which to make a whole new start.  Each year gives you this gift. 

Let’s start the New Year 2022 by learning a few things that might help make this a better time.  I’ve had a couple of articles that I found about behavioural activation.  It’s a different way to see the world.  It doesn’t mean stuff doesn’t suck.  It doesn’t mean that we enjoy what is going on in 2021.  It just means that we choose to move forward and make a more positive 2022.  It also doesn’t mean that one should not feel what they feel or express what they feel.  It just means that you recognize that negative all the time is not working for you.  You can move forward to a better 2022!  We all can.  The articles in question are:  https://trailstowellness.org/materials/cbt-and-mindfulness-groups/resources/behavioral-activation and https://www.verywellmind.com/increasing-the-effectiveness-of-behavioral-activation-2797597 it give both a children’s explanation to use with your kids and some tips to using it.  No matter what 2021 threw at you, it will give you a start to a more positive and mindful 2022!

Sometimes a New Year can result in a New You.  Every new way of being adds to your tools to move forward in a happier and more positive 2022.  It can move you forward toward a happier and healthier New Year and new understanding of yourself.  I leave you with a couple of quotes of the New Year!  “New year—a new chapter, new verse, or just the same old story? Ultimately we write it. The choice is ours.” —Alex Morritt.  Of course one should always remember that a New Year is a chance and, “Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go. They merely determine where you start.” —Nido Qubein

Every day and every year is a new chance, a chance to grow, to learn, to move forward.  Every day and every year is a new chance to become what you always wanted to be.  As C.S. Lewis said,   “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”  I hope this will motivate you to find your best self in 2022!  Happy New Year!

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Welcome to the A & J PEI Treasures E Jean Simpson author podcast and blog post.  This week I talk about the Logic and how to change things for yourself for the New Year.  Happy 2022!  If you want to find out more, then stay tuned!
Happy New Year 2022….hopefully for ALL
Welcome to the A & J PEI Treasures E Jean Simpson author podcast and blog post. This week I into the necessity of examining priorities and BELIEVING can move mountains. If you want to find out more, then stay tuned…! Applause courtesy of Freesound: https://freesound.org/search/?q=applause+51743&am … Thank you Andrew Simpson for help with the proofreading and creative input (the A in A & J PEI Treasures) Thank you Anchor for the resources to get the podcast done from my computer! Thank you to all forums that carry my blog post and podcast! Thank you to my listeners, readers and people who want to make this a better world. In Gratitude to all ancestors past and present that gave us the ability to think and do the impossible. In memory of family no longer with us. Quotes from: David J. Schwartz, The Magic of Thinking Big Michelle Obama Christopher Reeve Lewis Carroll Paulo Coelho Puck (?) Confucius (?) Martin Luther King Jr. Brent Butt Articles: https://knowhow.ncvo.org.uk/your-team/people-management-skills/change/basics-on-managing-change/fivesteps Our Blog Posts are available on: WordPress: https://aandjpeitreasures.wordpress.com/ and GoodReads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/20155854.E_Jean_Simpson Podcast are available on: Anchor FM in a variety of formats: https://anchor.fm/a–j-pei-treasures iHeart Radio: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-e-jean-simpson-bed-ba-ma-a-82327485/ Podchaser: https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/e-jean-simpson-bed-ba-ma-autho-1715585 Amazon: https://music.amazon.ca/podcasts/879afe63-b03a-419d-8c13-068892219490/E-JEAN-SIMPSON-BED-BA-MA-AUTHOR-A–J-PEI-TREASURES My e-books can be found on: Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/E.-Jean-Simpson/e/B089Y5LWHS Smashwords (my Affiliate link): https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/?ref=ejstoo or https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/ejstoo You can also find us on: Twitter: https://twitter.com/EJS08026749 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5zpCudGThZpEC92ZgHm13A Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/ej2466 LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/e-j-s-151a2219 Keep watching for more e-books and more formats! We’re always working on something. Thank you!
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E Jean Simpson, is the author, blogger, podcaster and one of the photographers of A & J PEI Treaures. A & J PEI Treasures is located on Prince Edward Island, Canada. All opinions stated in the Blog Post are my opinions and may not be that of A & J PEI Treasures. We are made up of a husband and wife team and our companion animals. There are a number of things that drew us to the Island…one of which was the natural beauty of the area. We enjoy constructing things and renovations to our place, upcycling, photography, writing, and a simpler lifestyle. Some of our e-books are winners of the Canada Book Awards (https://canadabookaward.com/). ​​​​​​​Quotes, Poems and Thoughts: With Pictures from Prince Edward Island, Canada, ​​​​​​​Rocky Mountain Memories (Accepted for the 2020 Reader's Choice General Nonfiction- https://www.tckpublishing.com/2020-readers-choice-voting-page/) *(Canada Book Award winner https://canadabookaward.com/​​​​​​​) ​​​​​​​Floral Photography: Hope of Life and for the Future *(Canada Book Award winner https://canadabookaward.com/) ​​​​​​​From the Lens of my Camera: This and That and a Big Black Cat. *(Canada Book Award winner https://canadabookaward.com/) How to Publish an E-book on a Budget of $0: Making your Dreams a Reality The Big Kid’s Magical Path to Numbers (The Big Kid's Magical Path Book 1) (Canada Book Award 2020 winner https://canadabookaward.com/) The Big Kid’s Magical Path to The Alphabet (The Big Kid's Magical Path Book 2) (Canada Book Award 2020 winner https://canadabookaward.com/) The Big Kid's Magical Path to Shapes in Nature (The Big Kid's Magical Path Book 3) The Big Kid's Magical Path to Colours in Nature (The Big Kid's Magical Path Book 4) The Big Kid's Magical Path to Insects in Nature (The Big Kid's Magical Path Book 5) More to follow! ​​​​​​​Thank you for your interest. E Jean Simpson/Andrew Simpson of A & J PEI Treasures (2019). You can find us at: ​​​​​​​https://www.pinterest.ca/ej2466/ (Pinterest) https://twitter.com/EJS08026749 (Twitter) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5zpCudGThZpEC92ZgHm13A? (YouTube) https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/20155854.E_Jean_Simpson/blog (GoodReads) https://www.amazon.com/author/ejeansimpson_a-jpeitreasures (Amazon) ​​​​​​​https://www.bookbub.com/authors/e-jean-simpson-eab163aa-3938-4609-9afc-7a65b8b9ed21?follow=true (BookBub) ​​​​​​​https://www.linkedin.com/in/e-j-s-151a2219 (LinkedIn) https://aandjpeitreasures.wordpress.com/ (WordPress) New addition, we have podcasts started on Anchor FM and can be found on the following: Anchor https://anchor.fm/a--j-pei-treasures (Anchor). Anchor also distributes the podcast to: Breaker https://www.breaker.audio/e-jean-simpson-bed-ba-ma-author-a-and-j-pei-treasures Google Podcasts https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy81MDJkOTZjOC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw== Pocket Casts https://pca.st/he6mroww RadioPublic https://radiopublic.com/e-jean-simpson-bed-ba-ma-author-8grQ72 Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/1xzUQzKzGyAChOXT4WLe1Z Apple https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/e-jean-simpson-bed-ba-ma-author-a-j-pei-treasures/id1558288352?l iHeart Radio: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-e-jean-simpson-bed-ba-ma-a-82327485/ https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/e-jean-simpson-bed-ba-ma-autho-1715585 ​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​ *(Canada Book Award winner https://canadabookaward.com/​​​​​​​) is noted on books that won

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