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To people who think politics is a waste of time

Politics, Random Ramblings, Rants

I’m not a political junkie, nor do I post political messages on my social networks consistently (or even frequently). But it really gets me fired up when people try to rid themselves of all political thought or discussion.

People should care about the government, especially in America.

In the US, the government is run by it’s citizens, or at least that’s the way it was set up. The US government was designed to be run by the doctors and bakers and shoeshiners, assuming they would return to their former careers when they were done serving their country.

Considering that this is the way it was designed, and the fact that you can vote freely (for now), it seems to only make sense that you would spend a little thought and effort in changing the political scene for the better. I’m not saying that you should be turning every conversation and every Facebook status comment section into a political discussion.

Just understand this:

If you don’t do anything, someone will.

And you probably won’t agree with them.

Billow

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Today’s picture is brought to you by my brother. It’s a mighty splendid picture if I do say so myself.

I ended up working a longer shift than I thought I was going to, and ended up with no time to shoot. But my Jon got my back. He left me a note saying that he had taken a photo for me, in case I didn’t have time.

Thanks Jon!

Tips For Living Around Other People

Life, Random Ramblings, Things and Stuff

Treat the person you are talking to with respect.
I don’t care if they look ugly. I don’t care if they talk nasty. I don’t care if they disagree with you politically, religiously, or metaphorically. They are humans. As such, they deserve the best manners you have to offer.

Avoid insults upon first encounters.
Nobody likes being insulted. Nobody deserves to be insulted by somebody who has never met them before.

Never complain about your significant other.
If you feel the need to let the world know just how annoying, selfish, disrespectful, and stupid they are, then you should probably not be dating.

Assume that everyone knows something that you don’t, and try to learn from them.
Chances are, you will never meet someone where their entire knowledge scope lies completely within yours.

In dealing with people in customer service….

  • Assume they know what they are talking about.
  • The person you are speaking with is not the head boss, and was not the person who made any of the decisions that you are irked about.
  • Assume that you are not their only client. If you were, they would not be able to operate.
  • The person with which you are speaking does not have magical powers, and cannot wave a wand and fix everything. They will try their best, but they are not genies.