Saturday, February 28, 2009

A few random thoughts

yesterday I was working and had a few thoughts about how things have changed. It seems that everyone wants the quick fix now. Win the lottery, Get an inheritance, Not persevere and work hard for things. It seems the old standard of the 50's and 60's family life has been replaced. In those days Fathers worked hard and Mothers stayed home and found ways to stretch a dollar. Kids enjoyed what they had and made up games in the yard with what was available. Wow how things have changed. The paycheck was stretched for 2 weeks or you went without. Stock market was for the wealthy or the gambler. Mutual funds, RRSP's and Riffs, and Giff's, were never heard of.

Well today the theme still was with me as I heard the Song Soak up the Sun by Sheryl Crowe
I heard the words, It's not having what you want
It's wanting what you've got

Wow think about that for a bit. Wanting what you've got. Think of the blessings we have.

And also from my friend Ken, he sent me a email that explains why things are so confusing now. Ill let you read it . Well after that see you next time

An Obituary printed in the London Times........ Interesting and sadly rather true

Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as: Knowing when to come in out of the rain; Why the early bird gets the worm; Life isn't always fair; and maybe it was my fault.

Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don't spend more than you can earn) and reliable strategies (adults, not children, are in charge).

His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a 6-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition.

Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job that they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly children. It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer sun lotion or an Aspirin to a student; but could not inform parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.

Common Sense lost the will to live as the churches became businesses; and criminals received better treatment than their victims. Common Sense took a beating when you couldn't defend yourself from a burglar in your own home and the burglar could sue you for assault.

Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in her lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement.

Common Sense was preceded in death, by his parents, Truth and Trust, by his wife, Discretion, by his daughter, Responsibility, and by his son, Reason. He is survived by his 4 stepbrothers;

I Know My Rights
I Want It Now
Someone Else Is To Blame
I'm A Victim

Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone. If you still remember him, pass this on. If not, join the majority and do nothing.

1 comment:

Katney said...

I've seen that obit before and it goes right along with the obit for "Someone Else". That's the Someone Else that we seem to always think will: pick up that litter, give to the (insert your favorite charity here), lead the scout troop, and on and on.