Silly Season ….. Here we go again , the silly season, have you ever wondered why it is called this ? It didn’t take me long to work it out really , and every year it gets sillier and sillier as people more and more lose control of themselves and do things they would not do normally . Some of the things that get done make you wonder how some people are still alive much less still able to go to work or school after what they get up to in the silly season. Trouble is it is not just for a day or 2 it goes on for weeks hence it has to be called a season not just a day , how it all got to this is anyones guess really but my guess is that people just dumb down so much it becomes a joke.
One of the first things people do is to go overboard on buying stuff, stuff to spoil kids who should be learning respect , but instead are being bribed , they soon learn how to manipulate parents so they can have just what they want when they want it . So the parents get themselves into huge debt to buy the loyalty of the kids only to find out it does not work , or if it does it only works for about 5 mins so all that extra debt ? For nothing at all and this is even before you add the food bill in , all the extra food they ” have ” to get to be able to have a great time . This too is a total fallacy they do not need half of the extra food they get in and you would be amazed at how much of it does not even get used , it may stay in fridge or freezer for months after the time they just ” had ” have it for .
Then of course how can we forget all the decorations ? I wish I could it is getting totally ridiculous now with everyone having to outdo the other , and have you seen the prices of the decorations ? They have just gotten way too expensive it is so silly and all because of this obsession about ” going 1 up ” on friends and family and neighbours it is just beyond a joke . You can barely walk anywhere for weeks without seeing all these decorations everywhere and while yes , they are pretty what a total waste of money !! It is just 1 more way people go into debt to show they can do it better than others . There are so many other ways that money could be put to good use , and staying out of debt would be far better than trying to show others how good you think you are .
Also lets not forget the trees , I put these is a separate place because they too are beyond a joke , they have gone beyond being just a tree , though I am at a loss to know what a tree has to do with anything anyway , but they too now have to be ohh so fancy and have all the newest decorations and lights , and they alone can cost a fortune now as people once more try to show that they have the best in the neighbourhood . This weird competition between people to always want to go 1 better is amazing as not 1 of them seems to care how much it costs or how long it takes to get it just the way they want it * sigh *
So what with all the presents the food the decorations the booze ( must not forget the booze ) the sweets people go into debt so much just for this silly season that it boggles my mind , all this for what is nothing more than a pagan ritual and has nothing to do with anything at all except pure unadulterated greed and people who want more and more every year . Every year their lists get bigger and bigger with not 1 thought about how all this is to be paid for , or how much grief it will now take for the rest of the next year to pay for it all . The stupidest thing though is that they keep doing it !! Year after year after year never realising how silly it all is , they just do not wake up and so on and on it goes round and round , year after year .
Of course we cannot forget all the parties !! Wow do they ever go overboard !! This is the time of the year that people check what passes for their brains in at the door and do just the silliest things , this is why so many get killed or injured during the ” Silly Season ” this is yet another reason it is called that , those parties like the rest just have to be better and better each year and bugger the cost . So even more debt added to this crazy stuff people do every year , and no amount of trying to tell people to tone it down will get through as the brains have already been checked in for the duration , it is all so sad . This is why all emergency service people are usually on high alert as they are the ones who have to pick up the pieces , they get no holiday or party they are too busy ..
Doubt very much that people will learn anything anytime soon but we can but hope , but while this greed is allowed to go unchecked there is nothing anyone can do but cross your fingers and hope to get out of the silly season alive as quite a lot wont . They won’t because they are so indoctrinated by the world with all the advertising that goes on , all the brainwashing that goes on for weeks before gets to them and they do not seem to be able to pull away from it all.We need to be able to stop this insatiable need for greed and to outdo everyone else before it is too late , though for some it already is too late sadly , even when it will now take another 12 or so months to pay for it all they still do not learn.
Let me just straighten this out for you- I did not lose my mind. It ran away. Screaming in the opposite direction…