I am a Linux user and every few months there is a release of updated operating systems with loads of new things and bug fixes. Like the geek I am I check them out to see how they run and function. I have been testing three versions of the Ubuntu OS and I realize that staying put with what I am running which is Ubuntu Mate 16.04 is what’s best. iPhone users know what I am talking about when a new phone is on the market yearly it seems. Keeping up with technology let alone the Joneses is hard enough.
So sometimes an upgrade isn’t worth the hassle doing something new just because of some shiny new features that might cost one time and money. There must be a really good reason to need to switch to something new/different. So, In my thinking there is nothing wrong with staying put and making the best of what you already have.
I won’t lie I would love the new Google Pixel phone but I gotta pay the one I have off first which will come in November 2018.
So for the time being lets stick and stay. Keep things simpler that way.
A full life does not mean having a full schedule or a full bank account or a full squad of friends. I think that the notion that more is better is a false one. Quality should win over quantity every time. Enjoy life under your own terms not by what others have said is best.
I have found that being wise is different from knowing stuff. There are people who stockpile knowledge and use it to elevate their self-esteem. People have studied subjects for years and have cultivated and curated knowledge through hard work and dedication. Whereas some folks like to show off what they think they know just because they read it in one book or on a website. Sounds familiar and personal right?
Personally, I am not a fan of people who think they know everything about something just to show off. Listening to a learned teacher who can impart knowledge is always preferable because they have not only read they have sorted things out through some deep reflection and contemplation.
To the old, try not to know better because of your age and life experience. To the young just chill out and be sure you know of what you speak about.
In short share what you know and admit when you don’t know jack. Be humble and willing to learn new things, just saying.
Have you ever heard the phrase “now more than ever” used to emphasize what is needed in the moment that seems to be dire or insurmountable? I admit I use it to make a case for something that I feel is warranted for any serious situation. Now more than ever we need to be saved from ourselves or now more than ever you need this thing that can make your life so much better. Perhaps now more than ever people require this or that.
My point is that we will always have situations where now more than ever is what makes sense in life. One thing I hope is that this won’t become so cliché it loses its intended meaning. More than ever is one of those things that we say when there is nothing else we can say to get our point across and to create a sense of urgency. There is value in this statement and I hope it doesn’t become cheapened the more we use it.
Sometimes sacrifice is necessary for the greater good. Giving up some of what you have to make things better for all is a noble gesture. It’s not easy but the rewards are plenty. If one has lots and some have none then why not give to make everyone happy. Doesn’t a win-win situation work better than seeing suffering in the world. What’s in it for us is always better than a self-centered approach. Greed for lack of a better word is so not good, just saying.
I try to be positive, encouraging and kind. In the world that we live in today it’s needed. People need some grace and peace along with love to get them through.
Of course you have to stand up to those who bad things. Sometimes not being a nice guy can do a world of good when others are in harm’s way.
In the end how we treat others is a indelible legacy we leave behind. To me goodness is the real gold standard and the greatest fashion accessory. You are also never fully dressed without a smile.
Love one another that means all y’all.
I wonder when there will be a time where we love our neighbor as ourselves and stop listening to those who give that commandment lip service. Too many believers are listening to politicians and pundits who espouse paranoia and hate. I think its time to turn weapons into plowshares, to end constant war to live in peace. We should should think of arms of love instead of arms of destruction.
To all my friends who love this country but don’t subscribe to the notion that you have to always like it I salute you. Independence is a gift that can be taken away as easily as it was given. God’s grace should be available to all nations without favor toward one. Everyone should have a seat at the table of discussion and we should all have access to things that give us the promise of life, liberty and happiness without discrimination. Independence Day is a important time to consider what this nation is still becoming. Independence doesn’t mean always going it alone because we are still accountable to one another for our actions. Patriots come in all forms and viewpoints and they don’t always carry arms. Let freedom truly ring…Just saying.