CAUSE AND EFFECT

We’ve all noticed the banks, churches and other businesses that put the catchy sayings on their signs to read as we drive by. I am sure we’ve all rolled our eyes, laughed or shook our heads at them. I am sure they are more likely meant to be thought provoking.

Today I drove by one and decided to really think about the message. It said “A life without cause is a life without effect”. So I asked myself, does every thing that has a cause also have an effect? Well I will admit, this lead to some heavy thought but, then I had my answer.

Yes. For example. Should your incessant yapping about stupid things “cause” me to slap the shit out of you, the “effect” would likely be you’d shut up. So while not every cause might have an effect, the general statement makes sense overall.

Peace out my fellow earth people,

Slightly

ABSTRACT ART

Abstract art. Do you love it? Hate it? Or like me, completely indifferent?

Last night I had to meet someone at an art galley near downtown. As I walked in I noticed they were having a large abstract art show. I happened to glance over at the couple of “paintings” by the door and I will say, this was no Wal-Mart show. They were quite expensive.

As I waited, I overhead a couple talking and the man comment to his companion, “I always wonder what the artist was thinking”.

Well I can answer that age old question that many have likely asked themselves. The artist was likely driving to the bank thinking, they just paid me $1,000 for a painting a monkey could have done”. Glad I could clear that up for all those wondering the same thing.

Be your own artist my brothers and sisters.

Singed Slightly

Can We Talk About Stupid?

Like most, I agree, stupid is a hateful word. So I had to ask myself, are some people really stupid? I am not referring to mentally challenged, people with learning disabilities, etc.

Are some people really stupid or are there just intelligent people that do stupid things? A driver stops, looks right at an oncoming car and pulls out anyway. Just a stupid act. A tractor uses the highway for several miles during rush hour traffic. Travels at 9 MPH in a 55 MHP zone. Obviously stupid. People that break the law knowing they get caught and don’t care – stupid.

How about the kids that do the dumbest things knowing they could kill themselves. Let’s face it – intelligent people doing stupid things. Drivers that drink then get in a car – lets be honest that is simply an addiction issue and it’s for another post. But if you take out the addiction factor, again stupid people.

When you have a person you tell the exact same thing 2 and 3 times a week and they still don’t listen are you dealing with stupid? Sometimes I think so but more often i think its a matter of a I don’t give a shit attitude. I wonder if they don’t care if they do it right or if they are determined to do it their way regardless. I’ve come to the conclusion that either way, you’re simply dealing with a stupid person. If you don’t have the sense to make a note or say I don’t get it, it’s just a matter of being of below average intelligence.

Every meet those people, especially in offices, that will never rise above their current position but are loud or demand things are done their way no matter what the current policy is? They act like if I’m overbearing they will let me do what I want. I believe they behave this way simply because they aren’t intelligent enough to keep track of what you’ve asked them to do. I think they lack the mental capabilities to follow guidelines and they cover it up by being loud, pushy or feeling like they are in charge of something. Bottom line is you will never change or correct people like this. It really is true that you can’t fix stupid.

So remember, there really are stupid people in this world. Yes some have a momentary lack of intelligence but some are just dumb.

Sincerely,

Slightly

December 31, 2019

Every day millions of people around the world journal, use a diary or the more modern version called blogging. Do you ever wonder why? Do we share these everyday thoughts, plans, events, goals, etc. in the hopes that 50 or 100 years from now someone is reading them thinking what amazing lives we lived? Do we put them to paper thinking maybe someone will see how happy, sad or even tragic we are?

But do we ever really stop and wonder what people might think if we honestly put down the thoughts that go thru our heads on a daily basis? So this is my human experiment, what if I actually put to page the random, sometimes slightly disturbing thoughts I have on a daily basis.

Check back to see what goes on in my head. A word of caution, there are some bizarre, unique, weird and sometimes disturbing things that ramble around in my head. If you are easily offended you might not want to follow this blog.

Singed,

Slightly