Are You Blind to Change?
What if sailors in a race wore blinders like horses on a track? Blocking out distractions often works for horses. Doggedly ignoring the constant changes around you, however, is often debilitating.
THETIC (thetʹik) adj. – set forth dogmatically, prescribed (adv. – thetically ) [ WW #159]
There is a time and place for a rigid, thetic attitude. Occasional assertiveness (not to be confused with aggressiveness) is necessary.
It’s the flexible person who’s willing to listen to the sounds in the wind and adjust their sails to take advantage of life’s breezes and storms, though, who are happiest and travel the furthest.
Take off your blinders and view your place in the whole scope of life. What can you do to insert thetic practices where it’s to your benefit, while remaining adaptable to the changing climate around you?
Word Challenge: THETIC. Life is a daily challenge of minor and major choices. We won’t always make the right decisions; but attacking them with a constantly aggressive, thetic attitude ensures failure. Consider a course not taken. Has its time come? Ponder alternatives as you fit thetic into your week of formerly rigid writings.
Learning knows no prejudices or boundaries, and it isn’t fattening! Expanding your mind is a no-cost simple joy. Do you feel that way too? Please share your comments below, about Wordplay Wednesday or learning in general.
Write first for yourself … only then can you write for others. (L.Rochelle)
LinDee Rochelle is a writer and editor by trade, and an author by way of Rock & Roll. She has published two books (of three) in her Blast from Your Past series, available on Amazon (eBook and print): Book 1 – Rock & Roll Radio DJs: The First Five Years 1954-1959; and Book 2 – Rock & Roll Radio DJs: The Swinging Sixties. Coming soon, … The Psychedelic Seventies!