Is Your Shit Together?

If it isn’t it may be worth thinking what to do about it.

Tom C
3 min readSep 12, 2021


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We live in divided times. Fragmentation seems to be the norm these days.

Fragmented politics, fragmented minds, fragmented souls.

It may have always been a confusing and complex world but never have we had so many forces pulling us apart at the seems.

Technology has given us so much but the tables are turning. The memes and systems we have created are slowly beginning to use us instead of the other way round.

One of the biggest problems we have today is too much choice. We can have too many things. An infinite number of things. This is where we are truly fragmented. In our wants, needs and desires.

Being bombarded with other peoples ideas, other peoples agendas and a slick algorithm’s version of culture, served up to you wholesale is hurting your chances of being able to decide for yourself.

Creating perpetual torment and utter indecision. Disabling your ability to think and choose for yourself. Creating conflicts, deep within your psyche.

Where this is conflict there is tension. Where there is tension there is energy expenditure. Energy that could be used for constructive things. Like building a life. Energy that is not sucked dry by the modern vampires of today. Social media, mobile shopping and celebrity news.

There is an antidote to being a silicon valley drone.

The antidote is to start thinking for yourself. Start thinking for yourself and decide for yourself what you want and what you stand for.

When you know what you want, what your life could be, you must choose that thing and you burn all other bridges.

You burn the alternatives to dust and you begin.

Anything that stands in the way of your happiness, your mental health and your values is disregarded. That means anyone too.

You can have compassion for all people. We are all children of mother nature, deeply flawed and magnificently beautiful. But if people no longer serve your ends, if they do not bring joy into your life, it is your duty to yourself to cut them off and let them go. You owe nobody an…



Tom C