Monday Morning Wake-Up Call

From one citizen to another, I beg of you: take a deep breath, ignore the deafening noise, and think deeply about what you want to put back into your life. This is our chance to define a new version of normal, a rare and truly sacred (yes, sacred) opportunity to get rid of the bullshit and to only bring back what works for us, what makes our lives richer, what makes our kids happier, what makes us truly proud. We get to Marie Kondo the shit out of it all. We care deeply about one another. That is clear. That can be seen in every supportive Facebook post, in every meal dropped off for a neighbor, in every Zoom birthday party. We are a good people. And as a good people, we want to define — on our own terms — what this country looks like in five, 10, 50 years. This is our chance to do that, the biggest one we have ever gotten. And the best one we’ll ever get.

~ Julio Vincent Gambuto, from “Prepare for the Ultimate Gaslighting” (forge.medium.com, April 13, 2020)


Notes: Thank you  Lori Ferguson for sharing. Portrait: boro5

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  1. Yassss! 👏🙏🏻

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  2. Great way to start the week!! Will share with gratitude.
    Peace.

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  3. Glad that you found this piece share worthy, pal. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to Marie Kondo the shit out of my day…😉

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  4. I now get the mail announcing your posts but they don’t show up on the upper right hand comments/posts indicator….. heck!!!!!

    great debut of the week – I’ve seen FAR too many M.Kondo references these days. Mostly of people who DID a Marie Kondo and deeply regret now the ‘going’ of their other 5 pairs of track suit bottoms…. 😉

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  5. If only, my fear is rapidly the money boys/girls will beat there drum , the poor will pick up the bill and the well to do continue from where they left off

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  6. the perfect positive message for now

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  7. Interesting how being more alone with oneself is our opportunity to learn what matters and what needs to be let go…like a spiritual confront.
    And the love that can come from knowing “we’re all in this together!”

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  8. I had to check with my friend “Mr. G” to find out who Marie is. ( give me a break, I live in SC)
    While we may have the chance to declutter our lives, my guess would be that if given the opportunity, we would move towards equilibrium…. which would look a lot like a February 2020. We would want it back.

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  9. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Silver lining, optimistic … ‘This is our chance to do that, the biggest one we have ever gotten. And the best one we’ll ever get.’ Julio Vincent Gambuto, from “Prepare for the Ultimate Gaslighting” (forge.medium.com, April 13, 2020) … here’s hoping!

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  10. Great Monday morning wake-up!

    Thanks David.

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  11. Steve Renfro says:

    “Marie Kondo the shit out of it”…thats great!

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  12. let’s hope we don’t blow this opportunity…

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  13. I read that “gaslighting” article lasts week… A helluva wake-up call or rather a prepare to resist call!
    I know I am determined to make serious changes.

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  14. Love this❣️ embrace it all David 🙏

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