Saturday, December 27, 2014

Thoughts (and Concerns) to Close 2014

This is what happens when I can't sleep at 2am.  I think too much about some of this world's absurdities.  And some of them rather worry me while I hope a few make you laugh.

Celebrities are not necessarily heroes.

Tweets are opinions, not news.

Repetition dictates popularity more than quality.

CGI abuse has turned movies into feature length cartoons.

Actors and musicians are entertainers, not political pundits.

Reality TV is far from real.

Pain is the one thing we can truly call our own.

Everything has a price, including freedom.

Money may not buy happiness but true starvation must be agonizing.

Religion does not guarantee that a person is either stupid or decent.

The most heated religious disputes seem unrelated to actual human caring.

Opinions should almost always be reserved.

What other people think of me is none of my business.

Solitude is nearly as precious a commodity as time.

If you have time to kill, there's a broom in the corner.

Humor can help resolve conflict, restore relationships, and even save your sanity, but only if you know your target audience. Otherwise keep your jokes to yourself lest you get popped in the nose, shut out in the cold, or possibly locked in a rubber room.



  1. I love these, Darla. I especially like that Twitter is opinion, not news. And your point about humor is a good one; what's "funny" is culturally determined. It's easy to make a misstep. :)

  2. Thank you! Even cultural peers often raise their eyebrows at what I find funny. ~grin~ I reserve my blackest humor for my partner's benefit.


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