This week I happened upon some truths and wisdoms (if wisdoms is not a word it should be so I’ll use it anyway) that really stopped me in my tracks. I cannot take credit for them but I can say that they made great sense to me and I have adopted them as part of my mantra. I can also say that I appreciate the person(s) who did write them and the clarity he/she enjoyed at the time of their creation–well done.
We all need a mantra and if you don’t have one yet you need to get going on it if you are over 60. I am over 60 and I now see the need to express how I feel about things as I see them and if folks don’t like that approach so be it. I no longer have a need or an obligation to apologize for how I see the world I live in.
The following are but a few of what I have come to understand and accept about myself:
- I don’t need anger management. I need people to stop pissing me off!
- Old age is coming at a really bad time!
- My people skills are just fine. It’s my tolerance to idiots that needs work.
- Even duct tape can’t fix stupid … but it can muffle the sound!
- Lord grant me the strength to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can and the friends to post my bail when I finally snap!
- Teach your daughter how to shoot, because a restraining order is just a piece of paper.
Anyways, that’s how I see things, All the best, Jim
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Truth Talkin’ Thursday:
Jane and I were talking about how ridiculous things have become and how frivolous some people can be when a judge in Canada can be condemned by the public and disciplined for wearing a ‘Make America Great Again’ t-shirt on his own time and NOT in a courtroom but rather a supermarket. Catch the rest of our discussion on u-tube–Episode 42
A Forward Thinking Program:
I have begun having some ‘unofficial’ conversations about the new paradigm of education that my colleague and I have been working on for the past 2 years. Had some great responses and heard some skepticism as well. Happy to say that there is much more support than doubt about the need to create a new way of educating and preparing our kids for the 21st century marketplace. When I have a final draft ready to go I will start to release some of the talking points of the program for the public to consider with the hopes of beginning serious conversations about the future of our children and their learning opportunities.