“The Station That Reaches The Beaches” -or- “The music you want to hear” … any who
The particular station we had on (which I don’t remember what one it was) did one of those bumps and at the end had the phrase:
“Because You Only Get 2 Days out of 7”
That stopped my train of thought right there and I thought - How depressing is that statement?
Out of an entire week - only 28.5% of it belongs to me?
How many people just accept that as the way it is?
The tag-line on the bump suggests that someone else has control of what your life, that for the other 71.5% of the week - you have no say in what happens in your life, that for only 2 days you can be free & happy, but after that - 5 days of hard-time awaits.
This is an extremely dangerous mind-set that ruins so many peoples lives. It’s why depression and suicide is rampant and an everyday reality. We are constantly drilled with examples of why someone’s life is so much better than ours, why our life sucks - So many people base their happiness on how many "thumbs up” they get or how many people double tap a photo they've posted.
I’m not trying to spread pixie dust or give you a sugar-coated “change your mindset and everything will be better” pep-talk, but seriously - Why are we letting the content that people put on social media be such a heavy indicator on how happy or unhappy our lives are?
Want to make a significant improvement on your life? It’s simple - Reduce the amount of time you spend on social media by 1 hour a day.
If you can do this - you’ll recover 15 days each year.
Use that hour to do something positive for yourself or someone else. It’s the simplest thing, perhaps our parents or grandparents told us to do it when we were kids - go outside and rake someones leaves, talk to someone at a nursing home who’s been forgotten about, or go support a local artist by visiting their studio just to see what they’re doing.
You have so much more that 2 days out of every 7… don’t let some automated mp4 subliminally tell you that you’re only supposed to be happy for 28% of your life.