Now that you have been warned, I am going to rant about one of my many pet peeves.
I see this on Facebook quite often and it drives me crazy. What is it you ask?
It's the term FML
Do you know what that means? It means F**k my life! I should add it took me forever to figure it out....it's not a thought process that crosses my mind, nor language I use often. I had so many other ideas first
|Seriously, if someone had told me when I first saw this acronym that it stood for this, I would have believed it!|
Anyway, this rant came about because one of my best friends, challenged me to 5 days of gratitude, where I have to post on Facebook 3 things everyday I am thankful for. It's not the first time I have done an exercise in gratitude and I think everyone should do it at least once in your life. It's eye opening and humbling.
Anyway, I see people use this a lot and it bugs me. We are a society of privilege and wealth. We have food in our bellies, roofs over our heads, free healthcare, etc. I mean, I get it....they are trying to say they are having a crappy day and things didn't work out like they planned, they don't really mean their whole life has gone in the crapper...but that IS what they are saying. Your life could always be worse, even if it doesn't seem like it at the moment. Your child is sick and you need to take them to the hospital on a weekend? Lucky you...you can do that! You don't have to worry about how you are going to pay for that visit or have to decide if they are THAT sick or can wait a couple of more days until you can take them to your own doctor. A FML moment should be "oh the sweat shop I work in just blew up, now where am I going to work to bring home my $12 a day?" Even that situation could be worse...you could have died in that incident.
A little extreme of an example perhaps, but you get my point. Perhaps a more appropriate term would be FTD (F**k this day)
So, if you are one of the people who uses this term, please re-consider...start your own lesson in gratitude and for the next 5 days, right down 3 things you are thankful for.