Ratliff Rants

Various rants on lifestyle, people, health, and politics…

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The News Is On, But I’m Not Watching It…

“You gotta know what’s going on man…”

Me:  Ummm, not unless I can do anything about it.

Wow, lots of negativity going on in the world eh?  Or is there?

Is there really lots of negative things going on?  Or does the media just point us and our attention to those negative things?

Think about that for a minute.

We live in a huge country, part of a huge world, so don’t you think there’s something negative going on every day?

Then why do you need to watch the news to be reminded of that?

Can you actually do anything about that tragedy over in China (unless you live there)?  Can you really stop the leak that BP caused which seems to be getting all the attention lately?

And an even bigger thought…

What if everyone focused only on the sphere of influence that they could have an impact on?

  • Write your legislators, repeatedly, about those laws you don’t believe in (yes, I mean actually do something about this stuff).
  • Write the President, repeatedly.
  • Form a group that attacks or protests these problems, or join one.
  • And on, and on, and on…but the point is, do something within your spere of control or influence.

And, quit watching the news.  It’s just too focused on what sells, negative information…which only leads to negative “drone-like” mindsets…which lead to boxing you in to a life that is very unsatisfying.

I know, I was there.

Folks, we’re only on this Earth for an average of 70 or so trips around the Sun…let’s make the most of it…not the least of it ok?


Anybody For Self-Accountability?

You see it all the time in the news…

“The government should do this for us…”

“Those other guys should have…”

“Why don’t they just do it this way?…”

And on, and on.

Are you fucking kidding me?

Come on people, why is it that I don’t see people first looking at what they can do for a situation first, or to fix a problem, instead of those same people first blaming other entities, people, etc… for their own shortcomings and mistakes?

Sad, really sad.  If you’re one of these people…try this as a solution:

When something goes “wrong” in your life, first look in the mirror.  Establish what you can do to fix the situation instead of first blaming others, other entities, etc… for what is usually your problem or mistake in the first place.  Seriously, other people will have more respect for you if you do this.

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