CSI: Miami and CSI: New York came along and that proved to be too much crime scene investigating for me.
Combine CSI with Law & Order, Law and Order: SUV (Special Victims Unit), Law & Order: Criminal Intent and the hospital shows and you just had one big gross out festival. How many people really need to be intubated? And do I really need to see someone having a needle stuck in their eye?
There's one CSI (Las Vegas) episode, though, that sticks with me. Grissom needs to visit Lady Heather because, well, one of her ladies got killed. Lady H serves Grissom tea and tells him:
You spend your life uncovering what goes on underneath the surface of civility and acceptable behavior so it's a relief for you to indulge in something like high tea; it seems, if only for a moment, the world is civilized...The most telling thing about anyone is what scares them. I know what you fear more than anything Grissom...Like Grissom, I need to believe that the world is civilized and it bothers me when people don't do little things like wait their turn. In the end, though, you can't let the little stuff get to you.
I think Miquel Angel Ruiz had it right in The Four Agreements:
I really try to keep the second agreement at the forefront of my mind. Doesn't always work but...
Be Impeccable With Your Word Don't Take Anything Personally Don't Make Assumptions Always Do Your Best
Do you have any agreements that help you stay centered?