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Trampling Is Okay….But Only For Some!

tramplingWe are quite a confusing society, I am learning slowly.  It would seem, to the observer, that one person’s “rights” are more valuable than the “rights” of someone else.  Take for example, I am stopped at a traffic signal with my windows rolled up enjoying the music of my choice at a level that can only be heard by my and the air particles within my car.  Next to me pulls up a driver whose music of choice thumps hard enough that my car vibrates in rhythm and I can no longer hear myself think because her windows are down and she is quite enthusiastic about forcing everyone to listen to her music.  On the other side of me arrives a driver whose windows are up, but whose music is also loud enough to be heard and felt long before his arrival at the intersection.  The drivers on either side of me then engage in a war of music to see who can drown out the other.

Therefore, my question is this: Since when do their “right” to force their music of choice upon me outweigh my “right” to listen to my music of choice?

While I completely understand that we don’t all like the same things.  If we did, what a dull existence we would have….dressing the same, thinking the same, eating the same, living the same, talking the same….BORING!  Yet why am I, a rather quiet introvert, apparently of less value than those who are loud?

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I Wonder……

What Motivates You?

I’m curious…what motivates you?  I know what motivates me and what has motivated me in the past.  Oddly enough, the motivators change from time to time. 

  • There was a time when an emotional appeal would motivate me. 
  • Then there was the time when a profanity shouting Drill Sergeant motivated me. 
  • There was that period when I was motivated by the stipend.
  • I was once motivated by promises, which usually turned out to be empty, so this phase didn’t last long.
  • And I found myself motivated by stuff.  Weekly excursions to StuffMart to get more stuff so I could add it to the stuff I got the week before and the stuff I had in storage.

As time has skoodled on the motivators had evolved, devolved, changed, shifted, grew, sprouted, pick what you want.  What is it that gets you moving, thinking, pondering, contemplating?  What gets your blood pumping?  What gets your goosebumps goosing?

I have discovered that if my intellect is stimulated and intrigued, I am motivated to think.  To ponder.  To contemplate. Hence, I turned to books.

Music also moves me to motivation.  Not just any music.  When I am feeling depressed or lethargic, I find motivation in music.

One of my motivators

 

Music makes me think, helps me dream, helps me learn!  So do books!  So do people!

What makes your thoughts bongle about like an electric eel?

 

 

 

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If Not Now, Then When?

The Time Is NOW

Every once in a while, I’ll hear a song that catches my attention and makes me think. I heard one this morning like that.  I’m not a real Jimmy Buffet fan, but the lyrics to this one were pretty amazing.  Give a listen HERE

I bought a cheap watch from a crazy man
Floating down canal
It doesn’t use numbers or moving hands
It always just says NOW
Now you may be thinking that I was had
But this watch is never wrong
And If I have trouble the warranty said
Breathe In, Breathe Out, Move On

And it rained, It was nothing really new
And it blew, we’ve seen all that before
And it poured, the Earth began to strain
Pontchartrain leaking through the door, tides at war
If a hurricane doesn’t leave you dead
It will make you strong
Don’t try to explain it just nod your head
Breathe In, Breathe Out, Move On

And it rained, It was nothing really new
And it blew, seen all that before
And it poured, the Earth began to strain
Pontchartrain buried the 9th Ward to the 2nd floor

According to my watch the time is NOW
Past is dead and gone
Don’t try to shake it just nod your head
Breathe In, Breathe Out, Move On

Don’t try to explain it just bow your head
Breathe In, Breathe Out, Move On

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