What does that really mean? When I look at the literal sense of both words it means, to me at least, that we will be taken care of. No worries, right? Well not so much anymore.
I hear people complaining all the time that the Government has ruined everything it touches. Really? Who let them? Who keeps electing these bone heads? That would be us. I dont think we have anyone to blame but our stupid selves for getting this country into trouble.
We are fools if we think we can keep spending money we don’t have. And I am not only talking about the Government. Every day on TV I see another add telling consumers that they can help them get out of financial ruin. The commercial says, “It’s your right to get out of paying these tax bills. Call us and we will take care of it for you.” Well if it’s not their obligation to pay their bills who’s is it? Maybe if we actually made people pay their taxes instead lowering their bills we would have more money int he Government. Or maybe people should get their heads out of the clouds and quit thinking they are entitled to everything and start working toward goals.
My dad told me one time when I was a kid, “If you get everything you ever wanted right now what will you have to look forward to when you’re older.” He was right! Now I have to try and instill that in my children. When all of their friends are getting this new gadget and that new gadget. I don’t even know how to run most of them!
I am finding it a lot harder to be a parent to a seven year old than a toddler! At seven kids know everything already. I think I must have waited until I was at least thirteen before I pronounced my superior intellegence. When Ben was little I was a genius! I knew everything, now I am so stupid I don’t know how I graduated:-) Did I really just say that? Yes I did I have become my mother!
Hah! Not the first sign people. I have slowly been evolving into my mother for the past several years. I have even slapped my hand over my mouth saying out loud, “Did I just say that?”
I erupted in a huge argument yesterday at work over rules. One of the guys I work with says he gives up on all this crap. People should be able to do what ever they want.
The thing that really set me off was when he said that it’s not that big of a deal that Miss California posed for less than tasteful photos when she was younger. He said who cares! It was on her own time, before she was famous. And furthermore he said we as a society just need to get used to the fact that #1 sports figures are going to use drugs and #2 beautiful women are going to pose for pictures. WHAT!
Are you kidding me! We have to embrace that and except it as the “norm” now? I don’t think so!
Then he went on to say look at this teenage boy who went to prom with his girlfriend and got into trouble. He shouldn’t be in trouble either. This is where I got ugly. I think I even slammed my hand on the table.
My comment with blazing eyes and heart pounding out of my chest came as a shout. What happened to following the rules? Why can’t anyone just follow the rules anymore? It’s in the rules that sports figures do not do drugs. It’s in the rules that Miss America not take her clothes off for a camera. It was in the rules of that teenagers school not to dance, hold hands or listen to rock and roll music. He likely broke three rules not just one. And his step father says we will be taking this to court! That is ridiculous! What are we teaching our kids? If we don’t like the rules just break them and then we will take it to court and show how wrong they were and right we were. If the people do not agree with the rules of the school then why are they letting their kids go there in the first place?
Give me a break people! We need to start evaluating our morals and inner workings. Things are getting out of hand in a rapid pace and I don’t like where it is going.