Saturday, January 4, 2014

Enough already

The Internet is an incredible opportunity for learning. It has tremendous social contact capabilities too. with the touch of a key a message can be sent across the country or even the world. Couple of drawbacks if you are not careful though. Once you touch that key, whatever it is that you sent is there forever. It is obvious to all of us that there are those folks who forget that with regularity. There are consequences. There is one aspect of this whole system that I've just about had enough of though. Some folks, whom know me only slightly, if at all insist on sending me radical and often insulting articles, cartoons and billboards which are in direct opposition to me personal beliefs. I have close friends with whom I communicate regularly and we give each other permission as close friends to share things that others may find not to their liking. But that's what being friends is all about isn't it? We know each other and where we are coming from. Then comes along someone that, for whatever reason somehow believes that some sort of hateful, derogatory, propaganda stuff will change my conservative mind. A mutually respectful exchange of differing ideas is always welcome, interest and time allowing but holy cow! Enough already with the "anti anyone not agreeing with you" baloney. Jeez Louise! I may not be a member of the Mensa society but I have been able to think for myself for many years now. Share that stuff with your own, close friends. I have so many other things to do than delete that crap but I assure you I will continue to do so with intense regularity.

Friday, January 3, 2014

New Year meditation-A culture of dependancy

Something to think about for the new year:

I hear it everywhere. I am (we are) so incompetent I (we) can no longer take care of my (our) own needs. Be they physical, psychological or material, I (we) need some sort of help to manage or I (we) will experience trauma of such great consequence that I (we) will either die or never fully recover.

Is this a true statement?
Are we accepting the assumption that we can no longer fend for ourselves?
What happens to society when such complete dependency exists?
Does society become weaker or stronger?
How can I use this subject to improve my quality of life?

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

New Years resolutions

Happy New Year!

The new year is often a time many of us choose to change our lives for the better by taking on something good and/or healthy. Sometimes it takes on the challenge of giving up a habit or lifestyle choice that is somehow interfering with our quality of life or relationship with others. Some of my acquaintances have shared their goals with me and I wrote them down:

Giving up smoking.
Not tailgating the car in front.
Stop drinking Soda pop
Bathing more often
Using the treadmill he bought 4 years ago but never used yet.
Start seeing a psychiatrist
Start using the bus to get back and forth to work
Get hair plugs
Look up her ancestors as far back as possible
Apologize wherever possible to anyone they hurt in the past
Find God
Eat a live bug on purpose
Start saving money
Read more books
Go back and graduate from high school
Learn how to knit
Stop gambling
Buy an antenna and cancel cable TV

I hope every one sees some sort of success. We all need goals to experience a sense of achievement don't we? Resolutions are personal and we may not understand those of another person but if it helps us in the quest for better lives it bears merit. I wish you success and happiness in the new year.
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