Uncommon sense.

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.

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7 thoughts on “Uncommon sense.

  1. Don’t make a habit of blowing out of proportion the kinds of things that previous generations took in stride.

    I said something similar to my younger cousin just yesterday. She was complaining because somebody said something rude and racist to her. I told her to have the person fired if she wanted to, but the fact that she is in a position to do so is evidence that we have it much better than previous generations. There is no reason to let it impact her mood whatever she decides to do about it. Life goes on.

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  2. the fact that she is in a position to do so is evidence that we have it much better than previous generations.

    Absolutely correct, and yet we are constantly being bombarded with the invitation to fear being put “back on the plantation”, LOL.

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  3. LOL @ the plantation. The media is doing their best to make people live in fear. My grandfather was spat on and his life was threatened when he tried to vote and my mother had to ride on the back of buses and use the colored bathroom. My aunt purchased the land where her grandparents were sharecroppers from the bank and put the descendants of the people that they worked for out. These modern day racists aren’t even scary.

    Some Black kids on college campuses are crying because the white kids won’t play with them. Who raised them to care what random white folks think about anything, much less black people? My parents would have laughed in my face had I come to them crying about some random racist. Fight back if you aren’t treated right, sure. But emotionally upset over the opinion of some nobody who has no power over his own life, much less yours? Crazy.

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  4. But emotionally upset over the opinion of some nobody who has no power over his own life, much less yours? Crazy.

    I agree, although I am coming to believe that we -black people I mean- treat each other far worse than other people treat us, on the main. We’re far less accepting of each other as well, and I mean right now, in 2017.

    More on that next week, hopefully, after I have some time to flesh it out.

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