3-2-1 Flying Fridays

Hello lovely readers and welcome back to 3-2-1 Flying Fridays! The only weekly post that never gives up – even when all hope is lost!

Following a 3-2-1 approach, it contains 3 thoughts from me (that you should ignore), 2 quotes from others (that you should read), and 1 joke that’s so bad, it’s good!

Let’s begin!


3 x Thoughts:

1) We’re taught to do things to please our parents for survival. When we eventually grow up we realise we don’t have to do things to please others anymore. Only what we know is right in our hearts. Often that means saving yourself because we’re the only ones that can.

2) It’s important to maintain both a sense of control and a sense of change in our lives. Too much predictability the more meaningless our existence begins to feel. But too much change can throw us into chaos. We start to feel out of control. We need to pursue meaningful but manageable change over time. To do that we need to imagine the person we want to become and then take baby steps through steady, controlled self-discipline.

3) When a pilot flies an aeroplane the last thing they aim at is the obstacle they don’t want to hit. If a plane is on fire the pilots only have one goal: The nearest piece of tarmac. They will think of nothing else. They sure as hell won’t give up, even if the odds are truly stacked against them. How could they? Why would they? And why would you?


2 x Quotes:

“My conclusion as a clinical psychologist has been that as paralyzing and terrible as our propensity for negative emotion is, and as grounded in reality as that propensity might be, it’s more the case that our ability to overcome it is actually stronger than it’s grip on us.

Dr. Jordan B. Peterson 

“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change.”

Charles Darwin

1 x Joke:

It’s been raining a lot here recently. When we went outside yesterday I asked my wife is she wanted to hear a joke about umbrellas.

She said, “No, it’ll probably go straight over my head.”


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6 thoughts on “3-2-1 Flying Fridays

    • I’ve learned a great deal about the need to be adaptable this past few years. It starts by leaning to accept what is/what we cannot control. Thanks Ab 🙏

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  • A practical helpful post, AP! Adaptability becomes more important as we age. That is also the time when it becomes more difficult to adapt. Memory is declining and physical abilities are also declining. We are a little tired and maybe having a harder time focusing and remembering.

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  • Ha. That kind of joke should get you sent to jail. Fortunately, I’m a dad joke enthusiast, but you still better watch out! 😛

    And yes, we always need to have an ideal self we’re always striving to be, because without that, it’s so easy to just chill out and waste life away. Thanks for this post as always!

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    • Haha – yes, I think my wife might leave me one day because of my dad jokes! Indeed, we need a version of ourselves that is better. The point isn’t to realise that person – but to simply become better. Thanks Stuart 🙏

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