Wednesday, October 5, 2016

WORDS FROM AN ELDER – TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT






Unlike Natives Americans, I have always said that age doesn’t necessarily confer wisdom. 

I often complain on this blog about global warming, the stupidity of the masses, the destructive nature of the human species and even about technology that has left me behind. 

But, I do not let any of that carry over to negativity in my life.  

As I get older I realize that life is short and finite.   The years I have left I do not intend to squander with a sour attitude and defeated outlook about things I can’t control.

If Donald Trump is elected President, it will be a disaster for this country.  His appointments to the Supreme Court will set back social justice sixty years.   Cognitively, I am as exasperated at the thought that there are enough people in this country who find him an acceptable candidate that we face a chance he might be elected.

But, the reality is, I have no control over the election so I am ready to move on regardless of the outcome.  

If Trump becomes the next President I will continue to enjoy sharing my life with a wonderful woman and two Maine Coon cats, feeding the birds behind my house, marveling at the changing seasons, spending the snowy winter reading in front of my wood stove; and keeping a Buddhist serenity – changing the things that are necessary and accepting those things I cannot change.

I will still bitch; but I will bury it on the internet and not carry it into my life.


the Ol’Buzzard

4 comments:

  1. If this is how you feel then why quit my blog and why aren't we still good friends?

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  2. Yeah, OB, that's the attitude we all need. No point letting the state of the world poison our daily lives.

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  3. Guess I will continue to swim upstream until I die

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  4. I will fight til the bitter fucking end.

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COMMENT: Ben Franklin said, "I imagine a man must have a good deal of vanity who believes, and a good deal of boldness who affirms, that all doctrines he holds are true, and all he rejects are false."