It’s not for the week kneed individual sometimes. Things have been on my mind lately, and they are just demanding to be released. I will vent here, because if you don’t want to read it, you can just click off this page. But others in real life may not be willing to sit and listen! LOL.
First: The other day I was clicking around the net. While I was clicking off a page I noticed a headline, “How to get more done”. I didn’t bother clicking on it to see what was the method of getting more done. Here’s my beef, why are we pushing people to do more. Why, as a people, do we want to do more? What does this “more” bring us? Does it magically make our life better? Does it make our kids better behaved? Does it make our marriage better? What is the end goal of getting “more” done?
Am I making sense? I look around at friends and family, and I see people who are so stressed and stretched, trying to do more. I’m trying to understand just what the trade off is. Does this “more” that we experience balance the stress of running to do more? When I see parents over-booking their kids, in activities and lessons, I always wonder, does the kid wake up one day and demand to be signed up for all these activities? And, if they do, why would parents over schedule their child’s lives? Do I just not get it?
We encourage the girls to do things they want to do, but we limit sports to one per season per girl. If the sports overlap they need to determine which one is most important. Have we limited their opportunities? No. We are open to them exploring whatever sport/activity they want to do, we just don’t want them to stretch themselves thin with school work. That’s the most important thing.
The second thing: I have had it with the political ill will. Stop the bomb throwing and name calling and temper tantrums! I am talking to the politicians from the President down to the city dog catcher! We are citizens of the UNITED States of America. Now let’s start acting like it! If I hear President Obama slam Republicans for “brinkmanship” or not “compromising” one more time, I am going to explode. If the Republicans continue to create bogey men to scare up votes, I will scream! If the Dem leadership, what a joke, continue to scare seniors with the threat that “Republicans are going to take away their Medicare and SS”, I will throw a shoe at my TV. What a bunch of losers. If I hear the main stream media spout the DNC or RNC talking points one. more. time. I will flip! You are the media, REPORT THE FACTS, stop using your bias to paint either side as the demons.
And you party line robots, get over yourselves. Who made you God and who told you that your way is the only way? And who told you that behaving like a child when your side doesn’t win is acceptable? Grow up! We live in a country that allows each of us to have the freedom to have an opinion on everything. Just because we have that right doesn’t mean we can bash someone over the head with our opinion. Use some respect and debate your viewpoints, just check your fury at the door. And the ridicule. Do you really think you are all that cute coming up with names for the other side? What, are you still in 2nd grade?
I know this won’t change anything, but I just had to get it out. I am really having a hard time being proud of anything our government is coming out with right now.