The purpose of a guardrail is to help prevent people from falling or being hit by something and dying. Guardrails are types of things that help or prevent you from going off the edge, steering into oncoming traffic, or going off a bridge plummeting down into land or water. Let us brainstorm about how many guardrails we have in our life.
Can you think of a guardrail in your life? Maybe it is a friend, family, co workers, a device, or a website like www.chadfrancour.com. A sturdy guardrail like a website can help remind a person of who you are, no matter if it was started five years ago, as a person, or what you are working for and towards. I created my website to help find my voice and practice writing. It is a practice platform to help with writing.
Guardrails help prevent him or her from driving into oncoming traffic or falling off a cliff. That should remind us of who we are in life. A guardrail is anything that gives assistant when needed, for example, maybe that guardrail is a child or loved one that helps remind you of the purpose. There are, however, things in life that may drain you emotionally, cognitively, and physically.
Facebook can be a positive guardrail. If you look at it as a medium to help getting your message out to the world or similar to rebranding oneself. Facebook is a way to tell your story in a manner that is positive or constructive. It could be viewed as a way to say this is what I am dealing with or working through; if anyone could give any advice that would be much appreciated because as much as I am holding onto hope I am struggling; as I am offering hope to you today.
Let’s look at Facebook a different way, say a person whom had lost a loved one. The person after some time could be wondering will this pain ever go away or will life start to be unbearable. In other words, you could miss that loved one and wonder will the pain ever stop. The fact that a person shared that it gives the opportunity for another person and another to say, “Thank you for sharing that, I miss or I felt the same way about her or him. He or she was really important in my life.” You could say your feelings are so timely or I so needed to hear that other people felt similar ways about them. By sharing those feelings on a social networking site it offers others to give hope.
Taking the Facebook idea a step further, we see if someone uses positive way look at it as experiencing these stages of a TBI are really hard and lonely, I need some help; who can give some or anything because I am really losing hope. There are two ways of viewing a post that may be bitching or truth. There is one group of people who think you may be negative and you don’t want any part of that and the other group is going to respond positively to your post. This kind of post invites others to connect with you versus the negative aspect.
The guardrail can also hinder or almost drive oneself into these negative feelings. The avenue can also be considered consistently complaining, we think, nobody ever wants to hear those remarks. If I would say something like, “I just wish someone could walk a day in my shoes.” That is bitching and nobody ever wants to hear those comments from someone most importantly me. We’re all humans and we do make mistakes and it is when these sturdy guardrails need to step into our lives and give constructive feedback.
Facebook can also be a negative guardrail in that you see the glitz and glamour of friends, family, or celebrities and think why do I not have these things what someone else has in life. The negative beings can then transform into a constant state of our personality. If this may be the case, it will a lot of effort to break oneself of the negative thoughts but NEVER lose hope. It may be stupid to say but one thing every person is given in life is hope. The hope is that we will be a better version of ourselves then the prior day.
- What you think about guardrails in life?
- Do you have anyone?
- Do you wish that you had someone to help?
- How could I become a guardrail?
- Connect with me…