As the world edges closer to the brink, and it looks increasingly desperate each day, I am often comforted by remembering the dear words of my deceased Mother. "If you fall off of that chair and break your neck I am not taking you to the doctor until dinner is over." Or, something like that I don't really remember, funny you would think something that was said so often would be engraved in my memory. Anyway the point she was trying to make was risk aversion is not healthy, but accepting too much risk when it could adversely affect the well being of others is not wise, either. My Mother was big on metaphor.
Recently, the governments of the world have been engaging in some very risk prone behavior, I won't mention names, but you know who you are. It has become almost accepted to act irresponsibly with the lives of others. And they are beginning to act as if they are playing a bizarre game of "Duck, duck, no you duck, you big chicken?"
Well, it is time to grow up. We are all stuck on this one, single, small, frail, overcrowded, noisy, messy planet, and you guys are starting to make me a little uncomfortable, so please stop.
Act responsibly, work together, and smile a little, it will help everybody, and you will probably feel better about yourselves. Thank you, with a little effort you will make my Mother proud.
Monday, September 9, 2013
Don't make me tell my Mom.
There is not much to say, but, for those who find any offense, please remember these are only stories, jokes, and have no relation to reality. Kind of like life.
I like life, and hope it lasts a long time, but it does require some explanation, that is why these blogs exist. To help people navigate times and events that make no sense.
Here are a few places you can find a few things.
The Original Life Explained. Where it all started, a little rambling and a lot of nothing important.
Life Explains The End Views on humanity's race to self extinction. I hope I am wrong.
Life Explains Smiles Because everybody likes it when you smile.
Life Explains Aging Getting older is not always easier, but it is worth the effort. And a few small things can make it much more pleasant.
Life Explains Traveling and Commuting Mostly commuting. Driving bugs me and working bugs me so driving to work is the ultimate insult of modern life, and I like to complain.
Life Explained Explores History. The real problem with history is there is so much of it. It is all over the place. But, if you take the time to look at the small pieces it is fascinating.
Life Explains Music Music is a universal language. I like guitar based rock and roll, but there is a little bit of a lot here.