Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Life is too short to worry about the small stuff. If you have your priorities in order life is much simpler. Family, friends are much more important than stuff. Stuff can be replaced, loved ones cannot.

Also try not to sweat things that you have no control over. If you can't change it, influence it in some way, then it is not worth worrying about. You can control how you respond to those things.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Today's comment refers to the lack of common sense that appears to be running rampant. For example, the front page of today's paper noted a request to the city council to ban saggy pants on young people. Yes, it is a fashion statement and generations of young people have been shocking their elders with fashion statements. However, this latest craze of saggy pants not only is offensive but could be dangerous. How can someone possibly walk comfortably with their jeans riding under their butt cheeks. Besides, I don't know about you but men's underwear in public was never a priority with me.

However, having said that, I don't believe that government can regulate clothing. If you ask for regulation on this, what is to keep someone else from requesting that the council ban t-shirts or flip-flops. I believe what is called for is a return to common sense. The more you try to ban something, the more that the young people will want to do it or wear it .

Of course another way to get young people to stop is for the adults to start wearing or doing it too. No young person would be caught dead looking like his mother or father. Of course, this could backfire and we could have 70 and 80 year old individuals running around with their pants hanging under their butt cheeks and that could really be offensive.