Libra is associated with good manners. The other day, I randomly recalled being taught to never write a letter when I was in a bad mood. My grandfather, who was an English professor and an all around good dude, taught me this. The idea was, you’d say something you would regret.
Henry was born in 1900. As you get older you see standards change over time. But I took his advice and maintained this practice up all my life, up until about five years ago.
It wasn’t hard. I’m usually in a good mood! This changed for me, the same time it changed for many. Life has also sped up quite a bit. No one wants to wait on a text back.
The lack of decorum on the internet is legendary. It’s often hilarious as well so I’m not saying I don’t like it. But I got thinking about how I could remain aware of the mood thing and still function in the modern world.
Some weeks ago, I decided to try to not say anything to anyone, if it would have no value to them. This includes telling people things I know that they don’t want to know.
I’m not talking about consulting. Nothing has changed there. I’m talking about other conversations I have or that I’m privy too. It could be in the grocery store of the blog or wherever. I don’t intervene or join any conversation unless I have something “welcome” to say.
This may be standard for some or all of you but I have my blurting Mars problem. It’s difficult to me, like holding in a fart, but I am trying to learn. I feel this is necessary, in part because of Pluto’s transiting my first house.
Have you adapted your behavior to better align with the modern world?