Originally posted on ARLIN REPORT……………….walking this path together: Did you ever watch The Tonight show with Jay Leno, where he would go out on the streets and ask questions randomly of those passing by? Now I am sure only those with the most ridiculous answers were aired, it was for comedy after all. Still,…KOMMONSENTSJANE – LEADERS, PRODUCTS OF DUMBING DOWN OF AMERICA? — kommonsentsjane
Wow, this was 6 years ago when I posted. Looks more evident today than back then. And………here we are today, and I am still blogging. Have we made a difference? Awaken! Thanks Jane for reposting.
I have so many mixed thoughts (not mixed up, not confusion) today, all scrambled within in me, many related to the other and some related to nothing; it is difficult to translate into words. So, I will wait until I have them sorted to say anything at all, of substance.
I will say this: I see words written that people are stressed being locked inside. No one has locked you inside (in most cases anyway, unless you are in fact ill). If you are staying home, as you should, that doesn’t mean you can’t get out on your deck, your patio, or porch…….and yard. Get some sunshine. It’s good for health, and that includes mental health.
Yesterday, I got a call from my daughter while I was on the stationary bike, (I won’t admit where). Lets just say she lectured me, that I could do that at HOME. No…..no I can’t I only have a treadmill at home, and its harder on these old knees. I have other equipment she reminded me, at HOME. Yes, yes I do. I got her point. P.S. ………..I was still practicing social distancing. But, THANK YOU ANYWAY NURSE!!!
Get to see 3 of my grandkids today since school is closed and the NURSE would rather not take them to day care. Not a problem, we’re all healthy and I enjoy them.
Hope your day goes as well as mine. Too nasty out to take them fishing though.
I am so glad I am NOT keeping track of people in the news media (along with their guests they interview) that sneeze or cough into their hand(s). I would have lost track by now. But, don’t you just love people who lecture you to take up certain behavior or change habits that they can not, refuse or fail to do? I know bad habits are hard to break……cure! 🙂
Sometimes my thought(s) of the day comes later in the day, not always upon waking. In fact, I’ve had some “thought(s) of the day” come just before I decide to hit the sack for the night. If that happens and it is beyond midnight (early AM hours) I just save it for the new day. Some days I post nothing on “thought(s) of the day”. Nothing really strikes me those days or I am in repeat mode. Thank goodness for current events. I will say this about most of my posts, those that I actually write, not the re-postings of others; I may be the most spontaneous of all bloggers/writer(s ?) that you read. Kind of like this post here! I don’t really pre-plan many of my blogs (not always). The danger in that is; I may occasionally wish I had said something a little differently or maybe not at all. But its a report you say? Yes I do search material of others and on many topics, experts and people with opinions and share it. I usually have an opinion or two or comments on all. Not sure why I am writing about this at this point, maybe I am just looking to make my posts (including “thought(s) of the day”) more interesting. What do you think?
As you probably know if you read my blogs the “ARLIN REPORT THOUGHT(S) OF THE DAY” is not the only blogging article I write. I will often write articles, usually opinion that are more than just a thought for the day……..maybe on something I have more to say on the topic; like litter. I am anti-litter (I hate litter and litter bugs). It drives me crazy, especially along roads and highways where the opportunity exists for people that have no respect for natural beauty. STOP LITTERING!
I had changed my header from the big ARLIN report to one with an ocean beach scene. Apparently very few people recognized my blog with the beach, so I went back to the big…..but boring ARLIN report. I kept the red trim though……..
Bear with me for just a bit, this may be a little longer in text than I have written in quite awhile. Hope you stay with it! 🙂
I had this big ARLIN REPORT head page from the beginning of my blogging experience. I feel like I needed to change the colors and the heading a bit, things have gone kind of dull, or stale. That’s how I felt. I haven’t exactly attracted a lot of new readers. Some, because you saw the same old page day after day for about 3-4 years now. Also, my posts, my messages have given me the same feeling. SOMETIMES change is good. I like the beach scene above, maybe it will have a calming effect, for me and for those interested enough in reading.
I think things have gotten worn out in my writing. I never set out to change the world, but maybe just have a little influence on some. Hopefully a positive influence. By that, just to give a perspective, maybe a different perspective, something to give YOU something to think about. I think an old guy (67) from Missouri, who has been around a bit should be able to do that, to an extent. I’d like to continue on though by being more positive, less critical, more understanding or at least from my part try to be more understanding, even from those I totally do not get, do not understand. After all, I have not experienced all they or you have experienced.
HERE IS MY MOST (I think) IMPORTANT THOUGHT TODAY, (and I’d like to keep this going forward as kind of a theme): If we lived in a world that reaches out to every (any) country, a state, a county/region and a community and we all AGREED on everything all the time; how many cliffs would we fall off? How many train wrecks would we have? How many paths would we take and stay on so long that it only led us to danger or darkness because there was no one to lead us out of those traps; no one gave us an option or alternative routes? We are going to make bad decisions, take the wrong road (even when we have the same destination). We will get off path, sometimes change our direction our course……… We’ll find out what works and what doesn’t. We are capable of adaption. We need to work together, even when we have different perspectives. Putting it all together should be our strength, not our weakness.
We as a nation should face the toughest problems, the toughest issues from different (all) angles TOGETHER. That means listening, speaking up. That also means with patience. Perspective, many perspectives should be sought, not rejected. We will not agree on everything. We won’t. The greatest teacher that once walked this planet told us that. We didn’t listen very well. Look where we are! He saw this coming. We see hate because why? Because we think differently, because your perspective is different than mine? I know that greed, greed for power, corruption and many other multiple things get in the way. So how can we be patient, listen, and share our different ideas, try and understand one another when we have such road blocks from those that only want it their way. We already have the answer……… we need patience, and working together and to be quite honest, that will take great perspective and patience. We will also need adaption, we will need many ideas, alternatives. The most important of which is UNITY.
Being united DOES NOT MEAN WE WILL AGREE ON EVERYTHING, WE WON’T. We’ll have to have more understanding. One of which is we “must” understand that we “won’t understand” everything.
How can he or she think that way? I can not understand how can they possibly think that way! I just confessed to something about myself right there, ‘it is me that does not understand’. I don’t understand because I haven’t listened, maybe been patient enough, or I just never experienced what they have experienced. I haven’t walked in their shoes. I may never understand, but I should understand I won’t always understand. Or if I do understand or begin to, I STILL MAY NOT AGREE. That is okay. I need to (here you go) understand that!
We are the greatest nation in the world. Part of, a great part of, the reason for that is we are the most diverse nation in the world (or one of anyway). But we have become divided, divided because of our diversity, and our diverse different perspectives. We have let corruption and greed lead us. They have divided us. They have taken our strengths as a diversified united nation and split us apart. Diversity is a weapon now. It should be…….but one that keeps us united not divided.
Together, we must weed out those that want to divide us, those that use hate to further divide us. Is it too late? I don’t know. It’s late and it’s getting later. I don’t have all the answers, that’s why I need you, we need each other, to pull us back together. We’ll disagree, you know that right, you know that by now, I hope. We can disagree on things, but stay united. I really believe that. We may go down some wrong roads (you or I didn’t agree on but agreed to go together)…….we have before, but along the way we can keep it together, we can make some adaptions along the way. We can change the course if needed………. but most importantly we can do it together, STAY UNITED. We may have a train wreck here and there……..but we can crash together……get up, get back on track and go a different way. We’ll survive.
Hate and division are tearing us apart. Jesus took 12 men, with different occupations, different ideas, different religious beliefs (if no belief), as diverse as could be. His last commandment to them, “Love one another as I have loved you”. With all those different personalities and diversity “Love one another as I have loved you”. Sent them out into the world to teach just that, (along with He died for our sins, and whoever believes in me shall live in paradise with me…..but that came later, after the resurrection). He knew and taught them they would not agree on everything, especially on policy, administration and legislation. But…….. He instructed them to STAY UNITED…….. even when some would be arrested, persecuted, and executed…… STAY UNITED. Christianity changed the world……. Nero feared it, because it was stronger than his army. Western culture was shaped by Christianity.
We are one nation under God! We are the United States of America…….not the Divided States of America.
I want to understand what I don’t yet understand. It’s early Spring, let’s start the weed and feeding process……..together. We have some weeds that don’t want to go away, they’ve been around too long.
First and most importantly, Thank you to all “OUR” VETERANS. You can not be thanked enough.
2ndly: Why do we find somethings so easily offensive today that should not be, because someone else has a different opinion, or a different word for it; but then do not find things grotesque and really hurtful not to be offensive? It really appears to be social warfare, The I am going to violently oppose everything you believe in because I don’t agree mentality is dangerous. While what really is wrong and offensive goes free to roam, unanswered or ignored, an opposing strategy. Morality lost!
HELP THIS GO VIRAL………. lets see where it goes!
We the People of the United States, should we initiate a petition which would request other nations of the world to help us out by investigating presidents present and past, along with any congressmen/women? COULD go something like this:
‘Dear nations of the world, We the People of the U.S. are doing our own investigation of our miserable elected officials and we highly suspect many are corrupt, and may be in association with corrupt individuals in your countries. Any information and proof of ANY such corruption would be beneficial to both our countries. Here attached is just a fraction of the American names signing this petition: Continued below………..
While this IS a highly unprecedented request (and our government may claim it to be illegal) we live in an unprecedented time, for all our nations. It is time the people of all nations throughout the world take their countries back, back from those corrupt in our governments, Democratic and Socialists alike.
We the People of the U.S. believe in the sovereignty of all nations, and the surge of corruption may be from those who desire, work towards a one world government. That is only one reason for corruption, personal greed and POWER are a couple of others. That being the greatest. Corruption in government is our greatest enemy. An enemy all our countries have in common. Let us help one another get rid of the corruption epidemic. Provide any of your information and proof with your most highly trusted press. Let us together bring our countries back to the people.
If you do not hear from me soon, I have been censored! However, there are millions behind me. ! Sincerely, the People of the United States of America. We thank you!’
Far fetched I know, but hell this is just my Thought of the Day. However, wouldn’t it be interesting? Wouldn’t it be interesting to find out how it would be accepted? Most likely it would be hushed in many nations, never even reach the people. And of course our government would probably say its illegal to do, that we do not have the right to communicate and make requests from other nations. They will always try to have the final word. They may even push back the individual(s) pushing. After all freedom of speech is fading.
I don’t question my value, my worth what have you. No I am not talking about material wealth. I am speaking of the mind, my thoughts and my words. I think sometimes I need to recharge, sort of like my cell phone. I should just sit back, go to idle……….wait for it all to return, see where I am guided to, where the spirit takes me. Does it take me beyond myself?
“What did I say wrong?” He doesn’t truly know! Joe, it’s time to go home! I say this sadly, “You may be ready for the nursing home”!
Joe reminds me of Hillary struggling on the campaign trail, where she made no sense, needed assistance walking! Joe go home before you fall on your face! We don’t want to see that! You mean well, just don’t have it, never did!