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Archive for January, 2014

Take That…

die-by-laughter

Okay, so I’ve noticed more and more these days that people just can’t take a joke anymore. I mean, what happened to the days when you could make a passing joke about someone or something and everyone would laugh? You don’t always mean what you say – sometimes it’s meant to be funny. Just.. STOP. BEING. SO. SERIOUS. I can’t even count the number of times that I’ve scrolled through comments on things on the internet and people go “My god – that was seriously rude” or something equally as serious. And I know, I know. Not everyone has the same sense of humour. But we have to at least consider that the other person might be making a joke right? I don’t mean go out and blatantly make fun of people in a cruel way. It just seems to me that so many people are taking life way too seriously and not having much fun anymore.

I read the other day on a website that the average human needs at least 7 hugs a day to balance out the nervous system. But what good is a hug going to do when we don’t even laugh anymore? Isn’t laughter supposed to be a cure of some sort? We spend our days looking like wounded animals because someone said something that could possibly be considered rude if taken out of context. And the bad thing? Most of the time what they’re saying isn’t even something that could be considered slightly rude or wrong. It’s just something they said that could piss someone off. Are we supposed to walk on egg shells from here on out because people have become so sensitive? I don’t think so. I know I certainly won’t be. I can certainly laugh at myself or something about people like me. Doesn’t bother me one bit. We should open up every once in a while and let the laughter in. Take some time to make fun of ourselves along with others just for the simple fun in it. We all look funny from time to time; we all do stupid things. No one is perfect. So why not use it as a subject to have fun with? You don’t have to be serious 24/7. Let’s loosen up in this new year. Let’s just have some good old fashion fun.

Alert!

Well, I’m back. I haven’t updated this blog since 2011. In fact, I said I’d never update it again. But I’ve had a big urge to blog – and I mean really blog. Not book reviews and not fictional writing. But about real life stuff. So, I’m opening my blog back up to do what I do best – write.

So, what is it that I’m writing about today? What is it that finally pushed me to do this? An ad. How many of you have seen those ads about those alert things that you wear around your neck in case you fall or something? I’ve seen more of them than I can count honestly. But the one I saw this morning just floored me. The one I saw this morning starred a woman who was clearly winded – she was huffing and was out of breath. She sat in a chair next to the alert machine and pressed the button. She then proceeded to tell the operator that she didn’t need any medical help, but asked them if they would call her neighbour Gladys. Completely normal, right? Well, not so much. As soon as the ad ended I thought to myself “but why couldn’t she just call Gladys herself? She was right next to the phone.” This made me wonder. How often do we miss the little things? We so often miss little details that could be so crucial. No, indeed, a phone sitting there in an ad isn’t very crucial to our well being. But if we can miss something so small like that, how many other small things do we miss on a daily basis? Just some food for thought. Maybe we should start paying more attention to our surroundings and the little details we so often take for granted.