Some’at f’nowt

Or as you posh people say, ‘something for nothing.’ I was always told as a kid that you’ll never get “some’at f’nowt.” But, as I have aged I realise that isn’t necessarily true. Inspiration and motivation is free.ย But today it’s everywhere, blogs, tweets, FB and LinkedIn posts but I do wonder if you can have too much, so you become anesthetized to them?

We now have this stuff all over college. We even have it on the stair risers. I often imagine kids falling down the stairs as they read these wonderful messages of encouragement. “All it takes is a leap of faith.” Call me cynical but should that be on a stairwell? ๐Ÿ˜‰

I noticed as I walk to the canteen there is a poster of a girls midriff and, let’s just say she is carrying a little weight. The message is concerning obesity and diabetes. Okay, great message… I guess – but what about the girl with an eating disorder who is heading for lunch? Well it’s okay because two yards further on there is another poster advertising doughnuts six for the price of three and of course their biggest selling product is cheesy chips. Dear lord… Be safe, be healthy my friends xx

About charliecountryboy

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21 Responses to Some’at f’nowt

  1. So sometimes, there is nothing as demotivating as motivation? Interesting thought. I see where you’re coming from with the contradictory signs and mixed messages that come across. It’s almost as if whoever decided to do, or did, this didn’t really think it through. Or may be didn’t understand it. Sounds like classic management in education to me.

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  2. Carolyn Page says:

    ‘Anesthetized’ is a good term for this abundance of ‘good thought’.
    Good thought is certainly to be applauded, Charlie. But, and herein lies the rub: ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Too much of a good thing can lead to excess.

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  3. Great food for thought here. Motivation is all around online, and I guess in real life in some areas, like schools, but to me it is never enough. I would love to have more motivation around my town, perhaps more murals, etc.
    Blessings to you! โ™ฅโ™ฅ

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  4. K E Garland says:

    LOL Maybe the obese girl will miss the doughnut one and the eating disorder girl will see the enlightening post and the person who sees the leap of faith one will only try it once they get to their destination lol Sometimes, it is a bit much.

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  5. The Hinoeuma says:

    “Leap of faith…” on the stairs is bit much. Some folks have strange humor…or a death wish.

    There are SO many “motivational” and “self-help” blogs. Some one is always trying to motivate others in an attempt to make themselves…feel better about themselves and get attention. New-agey “self-help gurus” are the worst.

    Some of that stuff is intentional programming, herding society in one direction or another. Don’t even get me started on the “social distancing” or the “mask up” nonsense. “Wash your hands!” UGH.

    Then, you have this:

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    • Aha I see we are on the same hymn sheet, regarding โ€˜Rhonaโ€™ Youโ€™ll love this, at college we have to wear a mask in public areas. So I walk down the corridors passing possibly 2 people then enter the staff room containing 12 people and I can remove my mask ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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      • The Hinoeuma says:

        See. Utter, insane nonsense.

        Going to restaurants here…they want you to wear a mask to come in but, once you are IN and sit down, the mask comes off. Please. Tell me how any of this is effective for a flu bug. This is nothing more than pure governmental harassment. I hope my fellow N. Carolinians throw Cooper to the damn curb. South Dakota is doing just fine with no lockdowns or the huge motorcycle gathering at Sturgis. There were no mass deaths. Talk about a freaking psyop on the whole world. I feel sorry for Australia.

        Sorry. Didn’t mean to go off (stepping down from soapbox…).

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      • Youโ€™re welcome, although I do think it is a little bit more serious than flu I still believe that legislation to make you stay at home and wear masks is wrong. The vulnerable could make their own minds up and the rest of us take our chances. All theyโ€™ve managed to do over here is slow it down and now weโ€™re going into a 2nd bout but hospitals are already filling up with flu and other winter ailments that affect the elderly and vulnerable. So this time around the NHS is going to totally screwed. They force pubs and restaurants to close at 10pm and then complain there is no social distancing in the city centres???? Did they think all those people were going to โ€˜beamโ€™ themselves home like bloody Star Trek?? ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
        Sorry. Didnโ€™t mean to go off (stepping down from soapbox…). ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜˜

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    • Oh Iโ€™ll watch the video later ๐Ÿ˜‰ theyโ€™re watching tv ๐Ÿ˜‚

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  6. Cherryl says:

    Life seems to swarm us with endless contradictions (especially the media if you feed off it for too long), no wonder so many people struggle, especially if they have no strong sense of self to help them make sense of it all. Anxiety seems to be an ever increasing ‘condition’ (across all age groups) and mental health/self care awareness are much needed tag lines – for many. ๐Ÿ”†โœจ

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  7. nitinsingh says:

    Atti sarvatra verjayatey. ( hindu philosophy) Anything in excess is harmful. ๐Ÿ™‚

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