Another Day Another Year

Is it me, or is there less days between birthdays now?

You’d think with another year passing that I would be wiser. I am not so sure about that. But I have learned a few more things along life’s way.

One of the things that I have learned is that it is when the going gets a little tough is when people show their true colours. You never really know someone until you have seen them under pressure, even if you thought you knew their character previously.

Children grow up way too fast – they make you feel even older than you are (who would have thought that possible?).

Sheep can be one of the stupidest animals on the planet. Yet I see a lot of myself in their stupidity. I make a lot of the same kinds of mistakes over and over. Perhaps some time over the next 40 years I will learn to do better.

Machines still break down. You’d think all the advances of technology we would have sorted that out by now. So much for evolution. It seems things don’t improve over time after all.

The Government is still not the solutions to my problems.And if you watch parliament TV it is rather obvious why nothing good normally comes out of the Government.

Still, I have some new ideas and new prospects on the horizon so hopefully I will be too busy to worry about what others are up to. I’ll be interested to look back in another 12 months to see how far I have come.

Nothing New

Britain has a new Government. We have a new “Apprentice.”  The USA has new natural disaster on their doorstep.

But does anything ever really change?

A wise man by the name of Solomon once said that there is nothing new under the sun. He said that just as the seasons come and go and come again, so it is that there is nothing new.  It has all been done before, and will be again.

Teens dying from alcohol overdoses may be a recent phenomenon, although teens doing stupid things is nothing new. I was rather interested to see the parents of a teen who OD’ed on alcohol feature on TV news. They were giving other teens advice about looking out for their mates, and not letting them get too drunk. Unfortunately, there seemed to be no admittance that their own parenting skills may have had anything to do with the matter.

These parents obviously have no understanding of what it means that the sins of the father will be passed down to the next generation.

Governments come and go, but it doesn’t seem to make any different to the average citizen. The only difference seems to be the ways they find to tax you.

How do you cope in a universe such as this?