The Straw & the Camel

On this podcast episode, we tackle an old statement that we have heard and continued to pass down to other generations. We use this statement to discuss the demand of overload that we try to carry and how it causes harm to our emotional and mental wellness. Why are we carrying so much? Can I be my own superhero?

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Show Episode Transcripts

Welcome to at MADISEL Coach and MADISEL TV’s Words Fitly Spoken podcast. Hello there. I’m Coach Sandra, and I’m the host of Words Fitly Spoken podcast. Words Fitly spoken are words spoken at the right time for your encouragement and enrichment. On this podcast, we will deal with emotional and mental wellness by talking about the conflict. We have in our everyday relationships, whether at home, work, school, and the community. Stop in to hear some helpful words that create awareness about your emotional health.

Welcome back, everybody. Thank you for stopping back in for words fitly spoken. We are so glad you joined us. So let’s jump into this topic today.

Today we want to deal with a few phrases or statements, comments that are what I like to call some old school phrases. One of them is the straw that broke the camel’s back. So it would go like this. What just happened? Wow. I didn’t see that coming. Yeah. He had a whole breakdown. Really? Man, it was just too much for one person to handle.

Yeah, it was the straw that broke the camel’s back. Here, let’s think about it. A straw cannot break the back of a large animal. What is being said without being said? Is that the camel was actually carrying too much. So we’ll hear this phrase and, and people will sometimes use it. Um, not necessarily as an excuse, but it does sound like it’s a way to excuse what has happened or to explain what has happened.

But you’re leaving out so many other details. The straw that breaks the camel’s back. It means. Everything else that was going on was so heavy that one thing was all it took for the camel to collapse. So my question to you and myself, why are we carrying so much? Why are we carrying so much? That something small can come along and make us or the situation or our circumstances just collapse.

As was said, you know, this person that I described, um, they couldn’t take it anymore. That one thing, that one thing was just, it was too much. That one thing was too much. It’s because we’re trying to carry too much. Share the load. Allow other people to help you. Ask for help. Ask for help. A lot of our emotional and mental health issues are happening and will continue to happen because we try to carry so much alone.

There’s nothing really impressive about being your own superhero when it means that, uh, you’re trying to save the day all the time. We’re not meant to clean up every mess, to fix every broken piece, to try to, um, rescue everyone. We’re not meant to do that. Collaboration, partnership, togetherness, unity, family, those words are important for a reason.

We do need each other. And we have to learn to accept that. So I just want to leave you with that thing. Um, we have to stop accepting the straw that breaks the camel’s back because the camel is carrying too heavy of a load. Share the load. You know we’re not talking about camels and we’re not talking about straws.

Put the pieces together. And make the changes you need to make for your own emotional and mental wellness individually, collectively, in your family, in your, in your workspace. If you’re a student, make sure you’re passing it on to others. If you’re on a team, you know, all of those things, very much, very important.

We need each other. Okay.  Thanks for stopping by. Remember to comment. Remember to like. Remember to hit that subscribe button wherever you’re watching this or listening to this. We want you to be committed to this relationship. Thank you so much. And we look forward to seeing you and, and, uh,  talking to you next time.

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