Ratliff Rants

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

Tag: Why


A few thoughts today:

Why use your cell phone if your driving a motor vehicle? 

You know (it’s also been proven) that your senses are impaired if you do so…and you put other’s lives at risk if you do…so why do that at all?  Is your precious phone call more important than yours or other people’s lives?

Why assume the worst in other people?

“He / she must have done…”

“They probably hate us because…”

“Our house isn’t clean enough/decorated enough to…”

How do you know?  If you don’t have any evidence of the facts…why assume the worst?  Why not assume the best…and go to worst only when the situation really demands it (which you’ll find is actually pretty rare)?

Why not have your checkbook and all associated items fully prepared when you’re checking out in a line at the store?

Do you really not have respect for other people and the places and people they have to take care of?  Can’t you just be prepared?

If you’re in a store aisle, why stand there (in the way of people) chit-chatting?

How about being aware of your surroundings and getting the hell out of the way…other people have lives too.

Why not know where you’re driving before getting in the car?

Don’t drive 20mph in a 40mph zone looking for a street, pull over and assess your situation…then get back on the road.  Or, just know where you’re going.

Why do you troll online discussion forums under an anonymous name to spew hatred and bile at people?

Don’t you know there is a person on the other end of your hateful comment?  Why not use your real name, so people can actually find you and sort it out?  Do you actually think you’re making a valuable contribution by hurting people online?

Why send SPAM to countless people, when you know they are ignoring it for the most part?

I think we need to charge “postage” on email for this reason…and have real and verifiable names or company names used for sending email.

I think that about covers it for today. 🙂




One Of Life’s Most Powerful Questions…

Most people just surf through life like “drones”, doing whatever comes along, being “busy” for busy sake, and hating their jobs.

These people never ask an all-important question:


  • Why do they continue working at a job they hate, wasting their lives for the illusion of “retirement” (over 80% never have enough money to retire on to begin with).
  • Why do they work 40-plus hours a week for “status”?  (your sacrifice doesn’t even go noticed most of the time, and is expected the rest of the time)
  • Why do they “settle” at all?  (there is some quote out there that says what you settle for is what you get, no matter how bad it is, or something like that)
  • Why do they allow other people to control their time?  (if you don’t control your time, someone else will do it for you)
  • Why, if other people are controlling their time, do they complain about being so “busy”, when it was their choice to allow other people to control their time to begin with?  (you know, you can say no right? It’s ok)
  • And on, and on…

We all make conscious choices that allow our lives to be shaped, when we slow down or stop making those choices…outside influences do that for us…and we have to live with the consequences.

So start choosing to live, always ask “why?”, and enjoy your 70 or so trips around the sun.

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