G: Good Intentions, Government, Groceries
Good Intentions. Like everyday saying "Oh yeah I should update my blog" Then the day goes by and suddenly I'm too tired, so I say "Oh guess I'll do that tomorrow" and tomorrow and tomorrow. Yes, good intentions and MS. That's a road not only leading to Hell, but a bumpy one, filled with all kinds of things to stumble over. I must learn not to make commitments if I'm uncertain I can keep them.
Government. The problem with any comments about government, is that they end up becoming political. I make the occasional comment about politics here, but try to avoid it. Too much hassle and seems so pointless. All I can say is, I don't understand how people can have such a rigid ideology.That they identify with the "right" or "left" and there doesn't seem to be any inbetween. I have been described as a small l Liberal. I took a test that said I was a left leaning libertarian! Is that even possible?
I describe myself as a social liberal and a fiscal conservative. For example: I think all drugs should be made legal. Well I guess they are already, but we are such hypocrites about it. I also think there is too much waste in government and over spending. I get really tired of people always with their hand out, including rich folks, who should know better. I'm not going to go into details beause that would be pages and pages. It's simply to show that my ideals are all over the place.
Over the Christmas holidays I got into a heated discussion with a friend about their politics. I commented to them "You're a Conservative, that's cool, but seriously, you swallow whole every single thing that "right wingers" believe? "I mean , you really think it's possible that humans and dinosaurs co exsisted ?" "AND, you are an educated person with a Phd and an agnostic? "
That doesn't mean I let the "left wingers" off the hook (gee I hate the terms left and right wingers) I commented to another friend that it is immossible to think that we can all love one another. Everybody has prejudices and biases. The only way to avoid those being imposed on others is through legislation. You can pass a law to prevent a bigot from discriminating, but you sure can't stop them from having their beliefs.
I can recall a time when the line between right and left was a blurry one. Not, anymore and I think that is why we are in such a mess.
Groceries . Is it just me or have grocery prices gone totally crazy? How can they possibly say that inflation is low? It seems that every time I do a grocery order, it costs me more for the same thing. Ok, it's true, I'm fussy about what I eat. I make almost everything from scratch because I hate the taste of packaged foods.
I really don't know how much I can cut back and anyway, it seems pointless, because EVERYTHING is expensive. And what's up with all these individual serving sizes of food? Last time I did my grocery order they had on special, a plastic container filled with one serving of soup . You heat it up and eat it right out of the package. It cost $2.89!! Not only a rip off, but Bleck!! How can you eat hot soup from a plastic container? That can't be good for you.