Well it’s always a matter of time before things get to this point and so here we are. People are running around feverishly feeling stressed to the max-fearful of forgetting things or not having included things and so they resort to making a list. They make lists for everything and now all they have to do is remember where they put the master list so they know where all the other lists are.
I fit in there somewhere but my lists tend to be somewhat different. Since I have all but sworn off buying gifts for people at Christmas time because most have no use for what they receive anyway (What is re-gifting?) I escape the ‘rush’ at this time of the year with little guilt attached. Of course our grand daughter is the exception–she makes out quite nicely.
So I decided to create what I considered to be the list of lists which had the greatest impact on, not only my life as a professional but as a regular citizen as well. I also considered all the people that I had contact with over the year who benefited as well.
5 Very Important Potentially Life Altering Questions
–Under what circumstances is it OK to take someone elses life? Is it OK under ANY circumstances?
–Do governments think and speak for us or do they represent us to other domestic and world constituents? (Do they work for us or do we work for them?)
–Should the wants of a few override the needs of the many?
–What is the difference between diversity and political correctness?
–Should we, as citizens, make potential life altering decisions by referendum or do we trust the government of the day to do the right thing?
8 Realities That Make Us Go Hmmmmm?
–The more we embrace multiculturalism the less we enjoy our own traditions, culture and identity.
–The more money we earn–the harder we work–the less we can afford.
–The more rights others claim the less freedom we seem to have.
–The older we get the faster time goes by.
–The more we depend upon technology the less safe and secure we become.
–The longer we endure political correctness the closer we move toward our own demise.
–The more entitled we become the more others are restricted.
–The more we leave it for others to do for us, the more they will do it to us.
10 Things Men Need To Understand About Women-A Women’s Perspective
–Please don’t talk over me or interrupt me especially in public. I may have something to say that is important to me too.
–I need you to listen to me NOT fix my problems for me.
–Throwing things around in anger does not make you a man or gain my respect. A real man is able to control his emotions without threatening people.
–Don’t criticize me or embarrass me in from of others.
–Be respectful and mannerly especially in public places.
–Don’t stare at or ogle other women when we are out together.
—NEVER threaten or push yourself on me.
–Take responsibility for who you are and what you do. Don’t blame it on others.
–Allow me to be who I am–Me
–Have a purpose in life and pursue it.
10 Things That Women Need To Understand About Men-A Man’s Perspective
–If you don’t want to hear the answer then please don’t ask the question.
–There is little more fragile than the male ego. Please be careful how you fight and what you say.
–If we walk away it is because we need time to think and cool off and not because we don’t care. Leave us alone and we will get back to you.
–Say what you mean and mean what you say. Let’s keep it simple.
–When making a point, don’t make it about winning. If someone wins that means someone loses. State you piece, and I’ll do the same. Now we have both heard it so let’s move on.
–Don’t tell me how to think and feel and I won’t do that to you. And let’s leave the ‘shoulds’ out of the conversation.
–We think of hair rollers, fuzzy slippers, old ragged ‘comfy’ house coats and ‘knee-highs’ as instant and natural birth control devices.
–At the very least try treating us as well as you treat your friends.
–If you want the seat down then put it up when you are done.
–Understand that everything has the potential of being a competition.
7 Things That I Ponder As I Get Older (Origin Unknown)
–I started out with nothing, and I still have most of it.
–It’s hard to make a comeback when you haven’t been anywhere.
–These days , I spend a great deal of time, it seems, thinking about the “here after.” I go somewhere to get something, and then wonder what I’m “here after”.
–Some days you’re top dog and some days you’re the hydrant.
–It is still a great deal better to be seen than viewed.
–The world only beats a path to your door when you’re in the bathroom.
–It’s a whole lot easier getting older than it was getting wiser.
Anyways, that’s how I see it. All the best and enjoy a very MERRY CHRISTMAS
That’s it for another year. I hope to be back again next year with another scintillating collection of thoughts, recollections and observations. If you have a desire to contact me you can do so at: email@example.com OR go to my web site at jimcloughley.com