Archive for May, 2011

I promise for you?

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

How can someone make a promise that someone else is obligated to keep? Sound crazy? Do you say it is impossible? Suppose I form a group and declare that you are part of the group, and as part of that group, you must pay any debts that the group decides to take on. Do you, like most people, believe it is wrong for our country to go deep into debt when that debt must be paid off by future generations? What is your reaction when you hear talk of the national debt and how we are saddling our children and grandchildren with an unbearable expense?

If you don’t believe that someone can take on debt that another must pay, then the need for our children to pay the national debt should not bother you. These kids did not borrow the money, they are not obligated to pay it back. Talk of social security being a “sacred promise” that “our government” must pay is equally absurd. Who made this promise?… the people who now want to collect social security made this promise to themselves, when they were younger. They did not watch the balance on account or the pending obligations and now they have a problem that they caused for themselves. How is that the problem of a 10 year old child who probably knows how to save his money and manage it better than these elders? Even this 10 year old would not try to go around spending money that his 2 year old brother would have to repay. Do our children have more common sense than our grandparents?

You’re responsible for my state of mind

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

There are ads on TV now showing people saying things like “Don’t call me a nigger”, “Don’t call me a fag”, etc. Remember when kids were taught “Sticks and stones…” If you can’t finish that sentence, google it. We have become such a sensitive society that we believe what other people say has a tangible affect on us. I wonder if it is acceptable for someone to say these things in private where no one else can hear. Do we decide how words will affect us or is it beyond our control and we need others to say only things that won’t hurt our feelings?

A commonly heard phrase these days is “Words hurt”, which is the exact opposite of the old Sticks and Stones.

In 1937 Eleanor Roosevelt declared “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”. Now we’ve decided it goes something like this: “Everyone must take care not too make you feel inferior.”, or perhaps “If you feel inferior it is the fault of someone who insulted you”.

Bin Laden is alive!!!…

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

or he is dead. Those are the 2 possibilities and what difference does it make? Look around. See the productive people of our society going to work, providing products and services just like they always did. Would your day be any different if you had not heard any news about Osama Bin Laden? Are you going to have a different experience today if Bin Laden is dead than you will if he is alive. Who cares… and why? Be influenced by things that matter.