Driving around the south-western part of the USA for some weeks now has got me face to face with quite a lot of different road signs, billboards and other visual information.
Just let me start by saying I thought Sweden was overly protective in guiding traffic… Nothing back there prepared me for the warnings I see over here in the states!
Let´s take a look…
I´m not saying that road signs are the sole reason for people focusing on dangers, looking and preparing for impending doom, though, frankly, what do You think it leads to seeing these every day???
“Watch for Ice” @ 74℉ – come on…. 😀
Or what about my personal favorite?
Hmmm, who would be dumb enough to drive a car into a temporary lake???
How should it make us feel that the government obviously thinks that we´re to stupid to look out for ourselves???
Well, basically it doesn´t matter!
As we can attach any meaning and feeling we want to anything we can choose how these signs make us feel 😉 …
Let me give You an example:
What does the sign below mean to You?
Hmm, hopefully You didn´t answer “food” because the nutritional value of their stuff just don´t make it qualify 😀 !
(And, yes, that´s an opinion of mine – though based on professional knowledge and experience…)
Most people would connect this sign with fast food, happy meals (if You got kids), Ronald McDonald, Ray Kroc or the movie “Supersize Me”
I frankly never developed a relationship with McDonalds, never established the habit of visiting, never really liked their “food”.
So, that “Golden Arches” sign never meant much to me…
That has changed dramatically during this trip and now it means:
So, what meaning do You give the signs You see every day? The places, persons and events of Your life?
McDonalds could mean “food” to You (and that could basically kill You) or “free Wi-Fi” to me (and let me get this blog posted).
It´s just a decision based on the laws of the mind, in this particular case the laws of “substitution” and “dual thoughts”!
Mahalo for visiting and reading this post, please comment below if You got some thoughts to share, I appreciate You!
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