After my last post, I got up, walked to the kitchen, made soup and came right back here.
If I didn’t give birth to it or marry it, then it has got to get out of my house. The situation with African nephew is driving me nuts. He stays out of the way but even that gets on my nerves. I really even fail to be able to explain this adequately, but spending all of this effort on someone who will not even talk to you, is focused on video games and other nonsense, and does zero to help with anything is at its end.
I will no longer be involved with people or places that are so politically intolerant that rational discussions cannot even take place, my mother excepted. Though, I may just sneak over there and set the parental controls on her DirecTV to block Fox News and all of their fearmongering.
I am tired of hearing things that are universally true (preschool is good for three year olds) turned into some nonsensical political argument (it will make them dependent on government and they will grow up to vote for Obama! It’s part of his master plan.) They are welcome to their opinion, but I will no longer be silent in the face of ignorance, wrong facts, and bullshit.
I will continue to strive to give people the benefit of the doubt. I think that everyone does the best they can with what they have. I’m tired of hearing blanket condemnations of whole groups of people: Muslims, Homosexuals, Boy Scouts, etc.
I know that a lot of tolerance can go a long way. And where tolerance leaves off, mind your own business. Concentrate on living your own life up to your own high standards and leave other people alone with your opinions of what they should be doing. They are struggling, just like you. Give them a hand instead.