One thing about New Years Resolutions or good intentioned policies to improve your life, they are seldom effective. I believe it is because (in my case) we are weak and do not have the disciplines needed to obtain the goals.
I fell off the wagon this week.
Tuesday, being a slow day and all, I went over to the internet bus boards and took a little look around to see what was going on. I just had an urge or a compulsion to see some poorly written missives, bad spelling, idiotic ideas and general BS. Kind of disappointed in myself, I almost made thirty whole days without any of it. Now there is one wrinkle here I found interesting. One or two of the main complaints being posted on the boards was “the lack of interest or how boring they had gotten and the fact that no one was posting.”
I found this amusing, coming from a group of people who rushed in like dogs to lick up their own vomit when someone posted and they felt compelled to critique each and every syllable of it.
Perhaps I can explain it?
There are three things in this life that I try my best to steer clear of.
- Religion, no good ever comes out of a discussion on religion, too many people see it in different perspectives.
- Politic’s, which I try my level best to stay away from, mainly because I do not truly respect the process or have great knowledge of its workings in relationship to the common man. Because I never have anything good to say about it period.
- Last would be guns and how I see them, and their role in society. Criminals, or at least the people I view as being criminal and the total lack of enforcement of law.
Over a period of time, I have slowly broken two of the three here, and regrettably, I don’t feel right about it. My main problem as some would see it, would be my apparent ignorance on any of the three issues on any given day of the week. I don’t have any real answers, I do have solutions, but apparently most of the time, no one is listening.
My misanthropic outlook on life has a tendency to remove me from the mainstream and to make my viewpoints, thoughts, somewhat irrelevant to what most would consider the norm. As they are often considered irrational or clearly out of the boundaries of societal values as we know them today. Much too often, I find myself having to defend my viewpoints and that has grown tiresome.
It might be time for me to just shut up and live out the rest of my life in whatever harmony that I can scrape up and let the rest of it just go to hell. Anywho, I am back on the wagon …. Hello my name is Don, and I have gone two whole days without frequenting bus boards and subjecting myself to a host of internet critic’s.
Now I am off to Facebook, I hear three of my friends there unfriended me.
Related: Here We Go – 2013