Why we must ‘lighten up’ now more than ever (it’s easier than you think)

Alex Mathers
3 min readMay 31, 2023

It’s all so terrible.

Everything seems to suck.

People are mean. Some are offensive.

The weather is dusty and freaking cold!

Some dude wrote that I was a ‘prat’ on the Internet.

That made me angry. I will get them back for that.

My dad says things that make me cringe.

The world is in disarray.

My gran is dying.


Bad sinus.

‘How am I supposed to just ‘lighten up?’

All this stuff is happening to me.

It’s not like I have a say in this.

But you do.

We need you to not take things so seriously. Enough people are serious. We need someone who is light.

It’s good for you, and it’s good for us.

I don’t necessarily mean all bubbly, smiley and outgoing.

I mean resistance-free.

In flow.


When you do not resist, you are more creative, playful, aware and resourceful.