It’s been a while since I’ve posted any new articles so, first of all, my apologies. Unlike most writers and bloggers I’m normally busy making actual money.
But for your sake, here I am … back and blogging for your personal benefit.
Hhmmm … what should I blog about today?
Better question: “What’s making me angry right now?”
That should be easy. Some people were born with a silver spoon in their mouth. I was born with a golden sword of righteous indignation. In my mouth.
Let me just make a quick list of things that are currently arousing my wrath, and then I’ll pick the best one to rant about:
– Political corruption
– Everything on TV besides Shark Tank
– This planet in general
– Bob Costas
– My wife’s rat that she swears is a dog but there’s no way
– The FDA
– The FTC
– The IRS
– The DOE
– Every governmental and non-governmental agency with three letters or any letters
– This blog post so far
– God (I love him, but he’s making me angry lately)
– Miley Cyrus
I think I want to blog about love.
We need to all love each other more. Wouldn’t that fix everything?
No three-letter government agencies would exist.
I’d be able to watch TV without losing hope in the human race.
C3PO wouldn’t be such a racist wussbag.
“There is no stupidity in love” as the bible says, so Miley Cyrus would have to get a job as a cashier at a strip club because no one would be stupid enough to buy her crap records.
I wouldn’t talk bad about degenerate recording artists (not even inside sentences where I’m saying I won’t do it).
The list is endless.
I have this one friend who loves animals and hates all humans. They say to choose your friends wisely, which I usually do, but … I don’t know … I may have dropped the ball on this one.
When I ask this friend why he hates people so much he says, “because they’re so stupid.” Then he lists all the stupid stuff they do. I usually just listen, but this last time I finally had to stop him and state the obvious:
“Dude, I agree … humans are evil and do stupid stuff. But you are human too. You do the same things just in a different way.”
He was speechless. It was as if he’d never contemplated his own imperfections and humanity before.
Me personally I meditate on my imperfections once every 17 seconds or so. So the fact that he had never thought about his once in 40 years??? I’m ashamed to admit it, but I was a little envious. No wonder he was so freakin happy all the time.
Here’s my point: People suck. There’s no way around that. But you suck too. And knowing that should make it easier for you to accept other people’s b.s. and love them anyway.
And to the degree you don’t think you suck? You’re a narcissist.
Let’s do an exercise real quick.
Close your eyes and imagine a planet with 7 billion psychotic human beings residing on it who all think that they are wisdom personified and that the other 6.999999 billion people are stupid and insane. Now open your eyes and realize that you are actually living on that planet.
You’re sitting there thinking everyone else is stupid and crazy, and they’re all thinking the exact same thing about you!
Thinking you are something when you are nothing is the hallmark of insanity. And we are all nothing.
If anyone thinks he is something when he is nothing, that man deceives himself.”
– THE APOSTLE PAUL
Let’s do another exercise.
Close your eyes and imagine that same planet full of psychos, but on this planet they know they’re psychos. So instead of judging the other psychos (which makes no logical sense) they empathize with them and therefore love them. This love miraculously makes everyone feel better and a little less crazy.
I want to live on that planet. This one is currently making me angry as you can see from the list above.
Hug the person closest to you for no reason and leave a comment below telling me what happened. I dare you.
My wife’s undercover rat is lying next to me. “Come here dog …”
Book Recommendation Of The Week: Everyone’s Normal Until You Get To Know Them by John Ortberg
Ancient Wisdom To Memorize: “Love your neighbor as yourself”
Mental Input To Download & Put On Repeat: I love people.
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