The Good and The Bad

The world is faced with unbelievable challenges, challenges that many find impossible to over come.  It may be the time to remind ourselves of the old adage – the only thing YOU can change is YOURSELF.  

There is another old saying that in need of repeating these days.  

Don’t get upset about something you can do nothing about.

What is happening today is not only happening your backyard it is taking place in the worlds backyards. 

Getting older makes many wonder where the world is going and what are we as older adults going to do.  Sitting back and waiting for the other shoe to fall has not been our thing.  But now is not the time for you to joining some fringe group and doing something that could put your life in danger.  You got this far, why do something that you will regret in the time you have left.

You might be angry and upset  but today it is ever more important to take a closer more rational look at what you can control and what you can’t and perhaps shouldn’t even try to.

COVID

You certainly can’t change the pandemic, but you CAN change how you react to it.  By reacting I mean what you choose to do to avoid getting it.  The CHOICE is your when it comes to YOUR health, but I would submit that you have no choice when it comes to the health of others.  Which means even it you don’t believe it is real or will affect you or others, you do not have the right to even remotely or possibly harm others.

Bottom line! Wear a mask – doing so certainly will not harm you and might, just might help someone else.

The next item we, well most of us anyway, can’t change is

Politics.

Yes of course we change it with our votes, but it is the time between those votes that we have no power over.

We all might have to bite our tongue at our previous or other peoples choices. That said it should be clear that while we can’t change the actions of others we can manage our own.  Taking our frustrations out on others is not the solution to our discontent.  So if you don’t like what is going on or what you see and hear on TV – you can

Change the Channel!

Don’t become a lemming, by following the misinformed over that cliff. Nor should you bury your head in the sand.  Do the right things with your voice and your vote.  Don’t become the fanatic who attempts to make others do you bidding by force and foolishness.

Don’t become a lemming, by following the misinformed over that cliff. Nor should you bury your head in the sand.  Do the right things with your voice and your vote.  Don’t become the fanatic who attempts to make others do what you have been told is right or buy into your choice of what the truth is  by force and foolishness.