Friday, October 26, 2018


Have you ever wondered where we, as a society, will be in ten years, or even five years.

I have the opportunity to be out an about a lot through my job and just going to the mall. I have always people watched, not due to any malicious or nefarious intent, I just find the world around me interesting. During the course of the day, I hear the most interesting chatter and complaints.

With what I see and hear I have come to the conclusion that we are doomed LOL. Most young adults can't seem to make logical leaps, or they don't want to open their eyes to a bigger picture. They seem overly concerned with themselves. How things affect just them, never mind their friends or co-workers.

Recently I had the displeasure of being party to a long-winded rant regarding not being personally informed of a time change for their work to start. The young man in question thought his boss should have texted him personally of the change. He didn't think it was his responsibility to double check his own work schedule. As the meet time had changed and he showed up at the previous meet time, he felt it was his right to get paid for the minimum work hours for the day, even though he couldn't be bothered to show up on time. It was someone else's fault, not his.

So let's look at this. He probably works with four or five other people. That, theoretically, would be only one of several crews working in a given day. Let's say there are five crews of five. Now that adds up to around twenty-five people to arrange work for. Add to this the task of texting each of them if there is a change in the original plan. Actually inviting them to show up and do the job they are being paid for. How many companies do you think would survive this extra strain being placed on their management? Not too many, unless they had a stockpile of managers.

I don't comprehend the difficulty in verifying start times the day before. It would be the same as making sure your clothes and anything else you require is ready to go. You can't assume that there will never be changes, life is full of changes!

I am sure if the schedule suddenly was empty for the next day, or next week, this individual would be looking at every place possible to find work to do. Perhaps double and even triple checking his schedule to see if there was anything added. He would also be the first to bemoan his employer for lack of pay at the end of the week.

If this is an example of what our society has become, we really are doomed.

Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Riddle Me This

What is it to be happy?

We hear the question all the time, are you happy? Have you ever thought about what is being happy?

Recently a friend was told that she is never happy, that she is doesn't know how to be happy, and that she is just getting through life. I really thought that was harsh and set out a find a way to help.

I thought the easiest way was to start was to define 'happy'. Well, after a few days, I realized that the word happy actually has no meaning except as a descriptive. It's a word we associate with joy or contentment. I looked up 'happy' in several dictionaries. It is an adjective, so not a descriptive at all.

Over my search, the best definition I found was "feeling or showing pleasure or contentment". Then I thought I would look up happiness, which is a noun defined as "the state of being happy". Back to the word 'happy', which doesn't mean anything ??

We might as well use the word 'bubble' in its place. But the word bubble actually means something lol.

I still don't know what 'happy' is supposed to mean. So, telling someone that they don't know how to be happy is a meaningless statement. It seems its only purpose was to cause more discomfort into a life that was already looking for purpose and stability.

The next time someone asks 'are you happy?', ask them what they mean by the question and walk away. If you can smile, once, during your day, consider it a win.