So this poster and many parodies of it are flying around the internet right now, and seem to be all the rage. While I must admit that I find some of the parodies cute, humorous and sometimes applicable to my life (i.e. I saw one that said “keep calm and just graduate”), I have been thinking that this saying was just being overplayed and sadly watered down. However, I stumbled upon the video below that explains the origin of this poster and the saying, and found it to be quite a good story so I thought I would share!
The video is interesting simply from the historic aspects but it narrator also wonders why the saying is resonating with so many people at this juncture in time. I have a feeling that this saying resonates with people now just as many people tend to look back on the “good old days” – the times before we were tethered to the internet and our email 24/7, the times when life seemed simpler. The world keeps moving faster every day, and I think as the world moves faster we need to remind ourselves to reflect and realize that not everything is a crisis, and that some things can wait. The world will carry on, and at the end of the day it is up to you how you react. You have the choice to either stay calm and work though the daily obstacles thrown into your path, or you can panic and be washed under the overwhelming title-wave that the world can (and likely will) bring your way on any given day.