The Bach flower remedies and WhatsApp
I’ve been wondering and pondering what to write on my blog. Then I realised a bit of fun might be helpful in these dark times. I guess I wrote this in an unconscious attempt to avoid the unspeakable horrors of recent news.
Many of Bach’s astute descriptions of moods and archetypical personality types show up in how we communicate and use our phones. Here we go:
Impatiens will answer you straight away with short, quick messages.
Clematis has mislaid her mobile and can‘t answer.
Vervain is sharing links about the latest demonstration in town or worthy campaigns you should sign up to.
Rock Water only looks at her phone once a day, in the evening, after her workout.
Scleranthus has several chat accounts - with WhatsApp, Signal, Facebook Messenger, X, Snapchat, Telegram and Threema. It’s all a bit unmanageable. You might have to search.
Chicory likes voicemail and the possibilities of staying in contact with the family. She expects a prompt answer.
Heather loves voicemail – she uses it several times a day.
Holly is wary and a little suspicious about how the companies collect your metadata. He has also switched off the two blue ticks to maintain privacy about whether he’s seen your message.
Beech is also critical of free messenger services and prefers email. And why do people have to jump to their messages all the time each time their phone makes a sound?
Hornbeam has loads of unanswered messages, so don’t expect an answer quickly.
Pine feels uncomfortable because she has an app telling her how many hours she’s been on her phone this week. It was one hour more than the week before. She's resolved to change.
I hope that made you smile :-) Any additional ideas? Please write your ideas in the comments!
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