Tuesday, November 12, 2013

I've Got Nothing

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I'm sure you have heard that statement: I've got nothing. Usually it's delivered when there is no witty comeback, or not having an answer when asked a question.
As I have been preparing to write this post, that's the way I have been feeling: I've got nothing.

I'm not feeling any creativity. I'm not generating any ideas. Right now I'm feeling pretty void.

Call it dealing with some personal/professional challenges. Call it burnout. Whatever I call it, the bottom line is: I've got nothing.

The conversation at the dinner table on Monday evening moved to the devastation in the Philippines as a result of Typhoon Haiyan. I informed my family that at least 10,000 people have been killed by the typhoon, known locally as Yolanda, with hundreds of thousands of more left homeless.

Here are some of the headlines I found:

Typhoon 'Yolanda' Haiyan: Half a Million Left Homeless in the Philippines

Typhoon 'Yolanda' Haiyan: Eye-witnesses Describe Survivors 'Foraging Like Zombies'

Typhoon Haiyan Kills at least 10,000 in Philippine Provence Leyete

Super Typhoon Haiyan Tears Philippines Apart

When considering the unmeasurable destruction, the lack of water, food and shelter, and the bodies laying in the middle of streets because cleanup efforts have not begun, I realize that the Filipino people are the ones who have nothing.
Can't come up with a salient idea for a Blog post? Far be it from me that I use the phrase I've got nothing.
Question: When you feel empty or lacking, who do you compare yourself to? Share your thoughts below in 'comments'.

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