I admit that I am guilty of it as well..
I am talking about the over-usage of this adjective “URGENT” which means requiring immediate attention.. Especially in the workplace.. A lot of the emails that we write or receive have this word included in it.. Everything that we say or do has some sort of urgency attached to it..
Is it because we don’t know the actual meaning of the word or where and when to use it, or is it that we think that if we use this word, people will take it more seriously..??
In my case it used to be the latter.. But did it work..?? Not always.. Judging from the responses or lack thereof, I think people consider it something like the boy from Aesop’s fable who cried wolf.. (Don’t know that story..?? Read it here)..
It seems that we don’t stop and smell the proverbial roses as we scurry around in our day to day rat race..
So I am planning to walk down this path (where the roses are) and urgently start smelling the roses.. My posts about these daily prompts are a first step to achieving this..
Like to hear your urgent thoughts on this..