Your Blogging New Year’s Resolution

Blogging is fun. With Blogging, we can express ourselves. We can share our opinions.

Or can we? You can’t post, or share your opinions and views if you don’t have any! Do you? I am amazed about how so many bloggers won’t take any definite stand, on what *they* blog about.  Usually, when someone replies to a post they made and asks any questions about it, even politely.

They “wimp out.” They won’t be definite about anything. But they must (you would think) have some opinion. After all, they are the one who brought up the topic. But there are far too many things like:
“Wellll, it’s complicated.”  Reply: In other words, you didn’t think it through very much at all before you made your first or opening-post on what you wrote about.   Or–

“That’s a good question”. Reply: in other words, you’ve been stopped in your tracks and don’t have a comeback. Or—

“It’s not that simple.”  Reply: People always say that when they dont wanna defend their view (or can’t) or when they don’t wanna commit themself or take any definite stand. But again, it must matter to them. They, brought it up.  Or—

“I think there needs to be a balance.” Reply: I’m not even sure that that “sounds good” anymore. Because people will say that, and then—Poof! Nothing more. Zero. Nada. They won’t even say what balance is to them, or where they would draw-the-line, and why there. Nope. End of discussion. All conversation on that topic stops.

And so—-for 2018, and on, try harder not to be a timid, non-committal, politically-correct, mousy Wimp! Take a stand!

It’s YOUR Topic. How do you feel about it? What do you think about it? Why? Be passionate. About whatever interests you. Have a foundation and basis for your view, whatever it is. And share that.  You’ll be ten times more interesting than if you wimp-out and say, “welll, it all depends”……

Service in Restaurants

Hello! And welcome to another exciting adventure.  Roam through my last 20 posts. Who knows what might interest you? I post about several different topics, not just one.

Today, I have a question: What is going on, with the service in family restaurants?  I keep getting waited-on by one of two types of waiters/waitresses: Either they:

A) are wonderfully cheerful & friendly, but spacey and not-with-it, write down your order wrong, say they’ll bring you steak sauce or more coffee and then forget, then you finish eating and wait, and wait, for your ticket/check. They’re just not alert. OR–

B) They are “right-ON-it! You get seated immediately, but they hardly give you any time to look at the menu, they come for your order, they DO get it right, you get coffee and silverware right away. You have napkins, salt-n-pepper, Jelly, ketchup, water, everything you need….but there is ZERO small talk. Barely even any smile. Efficient but cold. Strictly business.

So, it’s either Warm but spacey, or efficient but cold.  One, or the other. Good Luck on getting both together at the same time. What gives? It doesn’t appear that Christmas really has anything to do with this. Sigh. Life in our time…

Book: “Philosophy Made Simple”, by Richard H. Popkin and Avrum Stroll

Philosophy. What is The Good Life? Who was Aristotle? Who was Spinoza? Who was David Hume? Who was Rene Descartes?

What is Hedonism? Stoicism? Pragmatism? What is Epistemology?

What is the difference between Subjectivist and Objectivist Ethics? How can each of them be criticized?

Explore what many Philosophers have thought, in the book: Philosophy Made Simple by Richard H. Popkin and Avrum Stroll.  It’s a fun read and you can learn alot.

 

Cannon Beach, Oregon

Cannon Beach, Oregon. Spectacular views and sunsets! Great food. Fresh ocean air. Shopping. Good motels. And walks on the beach. I’ve been there. It was a good time. However, I would recommend going there on a tuesday, wednesday, thursday, as it can be very crowded and hard to get a parking place. Check out the video, below. Thanks to Mike’s Road Trip, and Youtube.

Like this post? I write about a variety of other topics, too. Roam through my posts. Follow me if you like. Comments always welcome.   🙂

STAR WARS: The Rakatan Infinite Empire

Star Wars fans:  here is some fascinating history. Before Yoda, before Revan and the Old Republic, there were The Rakata. Learn more about them in this video. Thanks to Youtube and the Scoundrel’s Cantina.  Enjoy!

 

 

Music. Doo Wop. “I Wish That We Were Married” by The Gems

Ahh, Romantic Doo Wop Music. The 50’s and early 60’s. It must’ve been a romantic time back then. Boyfriends, Girlfriends, Dances, Kisses, and Malt Shops. Many songs had better vocal harmonies back then. Here’s “I Wish That We Were Married” by The Gems. Enjoy! Thanks, Youtube.  🙂

Book: “Bright-Sided” by Barbara Ehrenreich

People tell you to “think positive”.  What could be wrong with that? Actually, quite a bit. More than you think. No, even more than that!

Does this mean we should think negatively? No. It doesn’t. But in her book “Bright-Sided”, author Barbara Ehrenreich shows us just how rampant and wide-spread and too-much-of-a-good-thing “being positive” has become. Read this book! After about pg. 30, it gets reeeeally eye-opening. Maybe even shocking. Most people have nnoooo idea how New Thought began, and how it got applied and over-used in so many different areas. This is an informative read. People need this info.

 

Comedy: Rodney Dangerfield

Hilarious! Turn it up!

Comedian Rodney Dangerfield on the Tonight Show (1983).  Life got you down? At least you’re not Rodney. Laughter is good medicine. Share this with your friends. Enjoy!  Thanks, Youtube.  For more interesting posts on a variety of different topics, see my Blog:  http://www.thewordpressowl.wordpress.com

 

“Lumia Nights” by John Serrie

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=h9oUBVqW6pQ  Music to relax. Here”s Lumia Nights” by John Serrie. Thanks, YouTube.   See also my other posts on a variety of topics at: http://www.thewordpressowl.wordpress.com

Astrology. December Horoscope.

They say: “Free, is a good price.”  At AstrologyZone.com , Astrologer Susan Miller gives a MONTHLY Horoscope for all signs.Check it out.  Be sure to also click pgs. 2 and 3 at bottom, too.    https://www.astrologyzone.com/horoscopes/

#Astrology #Spirituality

Being “Human” & “Recovery”

This will not be a popular post. It isn’t “Politically correct”. But underneath any irritation you might feel, I suspect there is some embaressment.

I have grown tired of people who are always the ones to so quickly say:

  1. “It’s a process.” or–
  2. I’M “a work in progress”. Or–
  3. Well, making a mistake just shows you’re human.  or–
  4. I’m “working on it” but I’m “still in recovery.”

That’s the Problem!  More on that in just a bit but first–

Yes, it is good if you needed help and got yourself into recovery. Also, none of us is perfect and we will make mistakes and we are human.

The problem is:

  1. They never seem to “get Recovered!” They are always still recover-ING! and-
  2. (I said it wasn’t politically correct)–mark it down. The ones who are quickest to say: well, a mistake just shows you’re human….these are THE same people who will screw up –the most often–, as opposed to the ones who don’t make a point to say that. It may be True, and it is, but still, you can bet that the ones in the group who say it out loud will be the FIRST ones to re-screw-up, soonest, and most often. Because, after all—
  3. They are a work “in Progress”.

But that’s exactly my point. Nobody ever “arrives” or “gets there”.  Where is the person who “has Overcome!” ?  No, they are still overcom-ING. But they are never “there” yet. It’s always “in the process”.  Ughhh!

But isn’t Life a matter of continued learning?  Yes, it is, and hopefully you care about that. But I don’t feel that means we go on and on for years with the same problem and call it “a work in progress”. I’d rather learn, apply, work on it, and fix what’s wrong and “overcome”. Life will likely have new problems, anyway. To put it bluntly, always “working on it” but never finishing it…always recover-ING but never being recovered….repeatedly screwing up and casually chalking it up to “being human”, is simply much, much too often a lame excuse for NEVER GETTING BETTER.  And they don’t. Far, far too often. (So  much for “caring” about Self-improvement and personal growth.).

I can hear the criticism now: “well! I’m glad *you’re* perfect.” Reply: I’m not. But I make an effort to not keep repeating the -same- mistakes.  Reply#2:  6 months from now, I may still have problems, but at least they won’t still be the same ones!

Broken people don’t make Healthy couples!  Get well. Be whole. Get there.