Archive | April 2017

Really ?

Really ? Really why is it even possible that people these days just accept what they are told without ever questioning  it or finding out the truth ?  We just  seem to hear something and say to  ourselves ” Oh Ok ”  and that is about that . We never stop for a single second and think  hold on that may well be wrong  and then say ok I will check  into this and then make a decision  when I know  the facts . Accepting  things at face value is something we should never do , this I know from experience  having  been there done that and come off second best before  so now  I check and re-check  everything and have saved  myself a lot of trouble. There is nothing worse than accepting something or someone the way it is first presented   to you only to find out later what a very bad thing that was to do, that you should have taken the time to check it or them out more first. Very often just accepting things can also be very expensive  and a lot of people  have lost a lot of money  by just accepting things that we should have checked more thoroughly.

The amount of things than can go wrong by just blindly accepting things  is so high it makes me wonder why on earth we still do it , why do we still just accept so many things with just a cursory check ? I will tell you why the clue  is in the last sentence,  Time , time is the enemy of us all now we have become a people of clock watchers  always running and jumping to the time clock  so making even more time is a very hard thing to do in our already hectic life styles . So give us yet 1 more thing to have to do and our mind just clicks over and says oh sod it that will do  and no more checking is done because we are too overworked  and rushing too much. Was in a way a sad day when the  clock or timing  came into being , yes  it has helped us a lot but  also has put us in a position  that now is really beyond a joke  as we now seem to be fighting it all the way every day .

So ok even  though we now fight every day to race that time monkey  does that mean  we have to stop using our intuition ? Intuition  is what generally helps us make correct decisions  but more and more these days  we let it sleep and make rushed decisions  that often come back to bite us  on the butt. So again we come to the place of making decisions on instinct or do we just say sod it that will do ? We have to stop accepting things at face value and start to do more research or we will get bitten again and again and more and more we will just say Really ?? As yet again something we just accepted proves to be wrong  and we now have to start again  whereas if we had taken a little bit of our precious time and checked  it out we would not now be spending even more time  to start all over again.  We do not seem to realise that if we spend just a little time at the beginning it will save  a lot of time later  comes from making rushed decisions.

So now will we learn anything ? The correct answer  is no but some will say of course we will and yes we might but after how many times of getting it wrong will we? Having a very busy lifestyle  is no excuse for making snap decisions  even though we tell ourselves it is , just because we are terribly busy is no excuse to not do something  correctly and if we are the ” adults ” we claim to be then  we should know that . Getting to this so called adult stage is not easy and surely we  must have learned a thing or 3 on the way there  but it is amazing how many  of us just don’t bother  because we are just too busy and in so doing have more than 1 Really ? moment in our lives. Seems that as time moves on it does seem to get faster and faster but in actual fact it does not  , it is our lives that get faster  and faster and drags us along with it  ready or not.

Makes you wonder  then just how many times we will still do the ” if you say so ” thing and not check things out and by doing so get into more trouble , I mean how many times will we do it ? Will we just accept that a mouse born in a biscuit tin is a biscuit and not a mouse ? Will we just accept that politicians  will tell us the truth ? That last 1 is a big no for me as those people  don’t even seem to know the truth themselves  so how can they tell us ? Anyway they are more for themselves than the people they are supposed to represent anyway . So next time someone tell you something and they assure you it is the truth  just say Really ? and be sure to check it out for yourself a lot less harm will get to you if you just take the time to do some research .

If quitters never win and winners never quit…..why should you quit while you’re ahead?

I was hooked on auctions after only going once… going twice…going three times !!

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What We Thought We Knew

What we thought we knew  …..Ever noticed how many times and in so many places and instances  we were so sure we knew what was what  that when we suddenly find out that what we thought we knew was all totally wrong  and we almost go into meltdown . After all we have known this stuff  for years and years how could it all now be wrong ? How is it possible that things , people , places  we have known and been 100%  sure we knew , all of a sudden it gets  shown to us that it was all wrong  ? It can be 1 of the most annoying and distressing times for us  or sometimes it can just be downright funny when we find out the truth  , we shake our heads and wonder what else  we thought we knew  is also wrong  ? Sheeesh  what a thing to have to think about as now you have to sit down and virtually re-wind your whole life and try and work out what is right and what is not , or just shake your head laugh and walk away. Thinking  about this sort of thing for too long can  give you a huge headache  so maybe it’s best not to and just from there on wait and see and do not be too surprised when you find out things that you knew were  all wrong   after all  we cannot know everything  though some people think they do  lol .

What made this all very clear to me was  leaving this country for a number of years then coming home    and thinking    , no worries it will all be just fine the place wont have changed much  after all it was only a few years . Then the reality sets in and you wonder  if you ever knew anything at all  in the first place , as all of a sudden after all these years  away it  seems the whole country  has changed . Changed it’s way of doing things , of laws , of  how things are done , and now you have to start again  to try and make sense of things, things that were legal then are now not or things that were against the law are now allowed  what ? The 1 thing of all these that makes me fume is that there is now nowhere you can go out to dinner without having to put up with other people’s screaming  kids , I have not been able to find a single place to go for a nice quiet dinner . There is no respect for others  at all now and that is why before  I went away you could go to any hotel , pub , restaurant and know that kids  under 16 were not allowed in to those unless they were alcohol free . Therefore  if you wanted a nice quiet dinner you could quite easily find a nice place to go  , now I’m guessing it’s this damn  politically correct bull***t  that has changed all that without a minutes thought  for those of us  who actually do like a nice quiet night out  and as  I said there is  not 1 place  I can find anymore  it is just pot luck if you manage to be able to have a quiet night .

Also when  I got back it became clear  that  a lot of family things  I always thought of as correct also was not , so still trying not to think about that too much . What else do we think we know ? How many things can you think of in your own life that you were so sure of only to find out  that nope you were all wrong , it isn’t  that way it’s this and you were just wrong . Most  frustrating  when things like this happen has you wondering if you ever knew anything or if  you do now ? Remembering places as they once were , you are  positive you know where everything  is  that you used to know , only to go there and find it gone  and people now tell you that the place you thought was there was never there but down the road a bit  or somewhere else  altogether. Somehow we had it wrong all the time but never knew so the wrong place got stuck in our brain  and not until we get back to it do we find out the truth . The mind is a funny thing  it works out what  things are what and then fixes them in place and then if proved wrong later  gives you a headache lol , can’t win can we ?

What we thought we knew  opposed to what we actually  do know can be  very  annoying there is nothing worse than being sure you knew something only to have it proved later by someone you were  all wrong , don’t know about you but it really upsets me  lol hate being proved wrong  as  I keep telling the menace ( hubby lol )  I am always right . Cannot have someone proving me wrong now can  I  ? As well as being frustrating finding out you are wrong  also means if it is important that you know the truth  you then have to start digging to find out the truth and that can be a right pain in the  butt while you do it and it can take a long time  and cause many a headache  at the time. So all in all it seems it pays not to be too sure you know things , always leave a little corner of doubt there until you do know for sure .

Took my husband out last night… only took one punch.

If a book about failure doesn’t sell, does it become a success?

Moving sucks! Why can’t we just Copy and Paste for real life?

TMI

TMI  or to the uninitiated  T= Too M= Much I= Information … and just how many times do we hear or say to ourselves stop it !!  That’s  TMI  because we get TMI in so many instances  look at TV stations for a start some of the footage they show  is way more that what the average person needs to see  to work out what is going on . Why do we need to see broken  people or cars or buildings ? Why do they think we need to see every single little detail ? Have they  decided that the only way we will take notice is if they make us sick to our stomachs  so they must show everything ? Surely   if they just  tell us what is going on without all the gory details and film  they can credit us with having a modicum of sense enough to work out what is happening. Sometimes  I wonder about people’s  thought processes if they even have  1 , they don’t seem to credit that some people can actually think and then can see what is going on without the  TMI .

TMI is all too  often shown too in movies they seem to me to be getting more and more detailed and more and more  violent  yet no one seems to even notice much less  say hey  enough is enough we don’t even need this  level of violence or in most cases straight sex. The movie industry is today so full of  sex  it is everywhere  they seem to think there is nothing else that will sell their movies than either sex or violence  , haven’t they heard of just good old action ? Action movies can be  great  without all the  TMI of rampant sex or violence . When you look at it  why do you think our children are the way they are  ? All they see is all this  TMI  all day everyday  in TV and books and movies , yes even their books  now are full of things that would  years ago would never have  been allowed  for  children of the age they are now allowed . Seems there is no  limit these days to what people can write in books or for movies or for the  TV whoever  used to control what people now  are allowed to see  has obviously  left the job and  the department  closed down  or is just out of  touch . No matter where you look or  where you go TMI  is everywhere  you go now. Cartoons now are so bad  even I can’t watch them saw an episode of 1 very popular cartoon that had the father and  son go out and kill someone just because he did something wrong , how is that good for children?

TMI is an abbreviation  we all know and laugh at  but if you bother to look into it , it really is  not very good  for us or  our children , yet nothing seems to be done about it  then people wonder why the young are so easy to radicalize   it is really easy to see why  . As they grow up there seems to be almost no teaching of  truth  or love or caring for others  it is all just look out for number 1 and forget the rest  and be as greedy as you can because  who cares anyway  ? Along comes someone from a radical organisation and whispers in the ear of the child brought up with no respect  for anyone but themselves and  wham! yet another  radical  is born    they have been taught nothing  but number 1 is all and that is wrong on every level . Many many times  I have seen on  TV parents whose child had done something truly awful say ” Why ? Why ? ”  That is easy to sort out , up until this point said child has been allowed to  rule the roost , with phones and computers given to them when they can barely read , this is so very bad for them but nobody cares as long as child keeps out of the way and keeps quiet there is the reason right there as to why why  does not take rocket science to work that out .

Then said  child who for all it’s life now has mostly been ignored and just given things to ” shut them up ” starts to see things on phone and computer  that any  self respecting parent would never allow their child to see much less reply to online , but  reply they do and that is that pretty much that  the radicalization  has started and that  is how  it goes  and how easy it is  to get their attention. Children given so much technology  at such young ages as they are are a wide open target and  the radical  ones are there to pluck them out of the internet , and because the children are quite  often bored as well  they lap up some things they should never ever see such as all this  TMI. What makes me sad is that now people are waking  up to the damage all this  TMI  is doing  I can almost guarantee  it is way too late  which is why so many young people now are murdering ( there has been at least 4 this week alone  charged )  robbing and being violent . It is way beyond a joke and as  I said it is way too late to stop  it now everyday it gets worse and  worse and things that should never be put on  TV  or in movies or books or anywhere  are now in our faces 24/7  what else can you expect  ?  As far as  I can see all we can do is pray for the young as no one else seems to give a dam as long as the young keep  quiet and just stick their heads in their phones etc. * sigh it is all so wrong and heartbreaking *

I know a little about a lot, sometimes I know a lot about a little, and then there are times I know nothing at all!

I just realised. Potatoes have skin, I Have Skin, Therefore, I am a Potato…

Just Because

Just because  we are taught something  at school or at work or somewhere does not mean it will forever hold true , take some of the things we spent hours and hours learning  at school  yet as we get older we prove that it was all a waste of time . Let’s face it how many times did we sit there trying to absorb all this stuff they called algebra or then there was the higher forms of mathematics , we sit  and  try and make sense of it and somehow manage to make it through , and let us not  forget geometry  all those angles going in different directions  . Really it was for me anyway a pain in the proverbial  and  as you can imagine  once it was over you manage to pass get on with next level school  work it seems that whatever else you do nothing is as hard as these 3 subjects were . The amount of hours we spent trying to make the numbers add up and the circles go the way they should  , we finally get it right and pass school and then we leave  and say thank heavens that’s over.

What now then ? Now we have to go out on our own  , get a job , look after ourselves  , so off we go and we get started , we get a place then a job and off we go and it is only years later after  much striving  we are pretty well established . Something makes us stop and think we wonder  how we  managed it  after all those years getting to this point  , 1 thing becomes obvious  in all our striving in all our getting to this point  we never once  needed all those higher maths , or those circles or those angles at no time did we ever need any of those things we had rammed down our throats . So many hours of study and worry and what for  ? Turns out for nothing at all  as in our journey to this point in time  what we have achieved  has had nothing whatever to do with where we are now it was all wasted , after all these years I still have never needed it .

Just because we did all that for nothing  does not mean conversely  that  we wasted that time  , yes it was a pain  and yes it was time consuming  but we did learn something we learned patience  because if we didn’t we didn’t  pass and that would be the end of it  if we wanted a career of any sort . Just because we did not like all that  pressure  it did do us the world of good teaching us how to handle that pressure then we were equipped to handle  most of what life would throw at us as we got older and moved on with our lives. Imagine what would have happened or where we would be without having gone through all this , it made us much stronger than we would have been had we not gone through it. Pressure is something no one likes but it does have it’s brighter side it toughens us up  and helps us prepare for the challenges we will have to face and trust me there will be plenty  unless you go live on a deserted island    somewhere.

Just because we learn things or hear things as we grow up and form our own opinions on things  does not mean we should ever stop listening and learning  we still need to keep aware of what goes on around us . Research is the best tool to prepare  us for what things  might come our way , I have learned the hard way never ever to just trust  what  I am told , also 1 thing  I learned is that too many people will lie to you if it suits them or if it suits whatever it is they are up to . Research  is my main tool now I always  do it when someone is trying  to get me to do something , go somewhere ,  or anything else I will never just do anything anymore until I have fully checked it out .

So just because someone  tries to convince you that black is white do not believe them check it out yourself  it is way safer to do that and you lessen the chances of getting  hurt  you cannot stop it but by  checking  everything you can at least make it easier for yourself. Once you learn to do your own research and not trust  what others tell you it is way safer  for you and those you love , it might take a lot of time but it will save you in the long run . When  someone says to you hey I got a great thing for you  just do this and then pay that and you will be rich , how many of us have had those e mails from Nigeria  ? I would suspect most of us have had them  and if we just blindly did what they said in the e mails we would be right up the creek.

Moral of the story …Do your research …Just because someone says something does not mean it’s right.

I have all the answers, just wish someone would ask me the right questions…

Struggling to do your exercise??? Do it early in the morning, before your brain figures out what the hell is going on!!!