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Entitled

Do you feel entitled?

” . . .believing oneself to be inherently deserving

of privileges or special treatment.”

There are so many things that we have that we take for granted but do we deserve them? Short answer yes and no. There are things written in law that if we attain ‘ this’ we are entitled to ‘that’. That’s a good thing for a community, a society. But there are those who believe that they are entitled to more simply because they are alive. And that is both sad and annoying.

There will always be those who believe they deserve more than anyone else. There will always be those who don’t take what they deserve simply because they don’t want to be greedy. I think most of us are in between those two. But what are we entitled to?

It would be easy to say fresh air and clean water but even those come with a cost. There are people in this world that don’t have access to either. Don’t they deserve as much as we do? They do, but in this day and age we have to work to attain fresh air and clean water and then maintain them. And sometimes we don’t work hard enough. Or we do and others sabotage our efforts for reasons of ignorance and greed.

By virtue of my birth I am lucky enough to live in a country that believes I am entitled to assistance because I have a disability. I appreciate that, every day. Unfortunately there are those who think they too should be ‘entitled’ because . . . because . . . they’re lazy and greedy! There are so many abuses of the system that it is in danger of collapsing. I don’t think it ever will but it is strained. And there are those who deserve the help and are finding it difficult to get.

There are more than 7 billion people in the world and each one is an individual. I have beliefs and customs that are mine and I have no right to enforce them on another. Nor do they have the right to enforce their beliefs on me. Even if we disagree. I am a big Star Trek fan and one of the most sacred tenets in the series is ‘The Prime Directive’. I think we should all take note of it:

The Prime Directive is a guiding principle

prohibiting one group from interfering with the internal development of others.

This conceptual law prohibits using superior technology

to impose their own values or ideals on others.

 

I think we need to listen.

 

 

Currency

A penny for your thoughts,

A dollar for mine,

Ten bucks to listen,

Sleeping is fine.

I’ll rant and I’ll rave

Off the top of my head,

If you pay me in bitcoin

It may leave you dead.

It’s dollars I crave,

Like a fin or some dough.

I’m not talking pastries

It’s money you know!

How sad that our world

Now turns on a buck.

If beauty’s forgotten

We’re all out of luck.

Times they are changing,

Not always for good.

I still hope for the best

If only we could . . .

A re-post!

I first posted this in March of 2017. It was in answer to Barb Taub’s post which I loved. Check her out at www.barbtaub.com. She makes me laugh. Recently I read another blogger I recently started to follow:  www.brianlageose.blog and his post made me remember this post. Ok, ok, the truth . . . the only posts percolating through my brain right now are dark and I wanted lighter! So, sorry or enjoy!

 

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Ok, I got it upright!  Technology usually defeats me but I keep plugging away! Crazy?

  1. Who are you named after? I would love to say the first romance novel ever written: “Pamela or Virtue Rewarded” written in 1740 by Samuel Richardson and several members of the Royal Family: Elizabeth and Margaret. I wasn’t. A friend of my Mother’s simply said “How about…?”
  2.  Do you like your handwriting? I do so little of it. So,no.
  1. What’s your favourite lunchmeat? Bob.
  2. Longest relationship? Well, me. Sometimes we don’t get along but we’re stuck with each other!
  1. Do you still have your tonsils? Yes. My Mother said no one really knew what they did so she wouldn’t let the doctor remove them unless they were diseased. So, I still have them.
  2. Would you bungee jump? Love to! … Absolutely not! Are you crazy? … I find it helps to be a little . . .
  3. Do you untie your shoes when you take them off? No. I have people for that. Hee hee hee
  4. Favourite ice-cream? Pralines and cream.
  5. What’s the first thing you notice about people? Their smile. Some people smile with their entire face and some only with their mouths. I trust the former and not the latter.
  6. Football or baseball? Not the kinds of balls I play with.
  7. What colour pants are you wearing? Black. Boring, but they go with everything! (And for the UK readers: white granny pants! I value comfort and grannies have that down pat! You asked!)
  8. Last thing you ate? My words, in an argument I lost with my self. (Told you I was odd.)
  9. If you were a crayon what colour would you be? In the right boxes there is a particular shade of gold, almost an antique gold. It would make me feel regal without the nonsense that surrounds royalty.
  10. Favourite smell? Wet pine needles on a warm spring day when the snow is melting. (I have strong memories of just such a day!)
  11.  Who was the last person you spoke to on the phone? JA: My painting partner. We are planning a showing of our paintings. Excited and terrified!
  12. Hair colour? Well . . .born a red head who is now turning blonde (naturally) with white highlights (naturally). I have that particular shade of red that doesn’t go grey. Yep, it’s true!
  13. Eye colour? Green with flecks of hazel. I never said I was normal!
  14. Favourite food to eat? Anything made by a Chef for me.
  15. Scary movies or happy endings? Truth be told I used to like scary movies but they are too frightening now. I like happy endings but they can be so sappy and expected. My favourite endings are the ones I did not expect. Makes me tingle all over!
  16. Last movie you watched? Hahaha ‘Taken’ with Liam Neeson. I can’t count how many times I’ve seen it. Such a ‘hero’ movie with an expected ending but I like watching the bad guys getting beaten up. Ok so I’m a little evil.
  17.  Favourite holiday?  Right Whale watching off the east coast of Canada in the early 80s with the man who actually found them. They were thought to be extinct.
  18. Beer or wine?  Yes please.
  19. Favourite day of the week? Today. Tomorrow is to be anticipated and yesterday is a memory.
  20. Three or (four) favourite bloggers you want to learn more about? This is hard because I am intrigued by the ones I follow. So to any of my readers: I would love to know more if you would like to share!
  21. Added info you didn’t know you wanted. I am 57 years old (59 now), Gemini, I read, write, paint, I have multiple sclerosis, a brother, sister, nephew and a slew of great friends. I live my life from a wheelchair, have assistance getting into and out of bed (I love Canada). I am retired from a local police department after 30 years as a civilian. My favourite colour is brown, I love chai and word puzzles.            Too much?