I’m not sure why I keep referring to common sense when the thing itself died a painful death several decades ago. Old habits die hard I guess. Some common sense stuff, in my preferred style: the bullet list.
- Life is hard. For everyone, at every stage of life. Each stage brings with it different challenges but we all have them. Do not join the Oppression Olympics so common in this age of decadence.
- Don’t make a habit of blowing out of proportion the kinds of things that previous generations took in stride. Young single people complain about being single and/or not making enough money. Parents of young children complain about how hard it is to mother young children while the young people behind them wish they had such problems. I could go on with each successive generation until the grave, but you get my point. Do not join the Oppression Olympics. You might fit in your surroundings, but this is one time you shouldn’t want to.
- Eating healthy doesn’t require a degree in nutrition, and unless you have some kind of medical condition, it doesn’t require cutting out whole food groups. Are we really so stupid that at this point we don’t know the difference between healthy food and unhealthy food? We don’t know to stop eating when we are full and not eat when we aren’t hungry?
- If you have to swing through a drive through (we all do it sometimes), you can choose a healthy option.
- Jogging in the park alone at night with earbuds in is foolish. Ditto getting crap faced in a room full of strange men.
- Books trump television, television documentaries trump social media, and a walk accompanied by prayer trumps all of the above.
- It has always taken more effort to do good and right than to do what feels good but is not right. Expecting the best way to be the easiest way is…dare I say it? Foolishness.
I think this will be a series.