I am considering never watching TV or the news, ever again.
As most of you know I am an over the road truck driver. I have been out on this particular run for about 8 weeks now. That’s about 24,000 miles.
Not much of a chance really…
I haven’t watched a TV program in over a year. I couldn’t tell you the first thing about “Breaking Bad” or ….Hell; I can’t even recall the name of one.
Like that one with the nerds and a blonde headed girl.
I’ll watch an occasional movie on my lap top, Netflix, or buy a season of a TV show (3 years after it started)
There is nothing on the news or TV shows that I want to see.
I am soo tired of seeing nothing but trash.
Murder, rape, kidnapping, molesting, abuse, genocide, infanticide, terrorism, blue collar crimes, white collar crimes, rampaging teens, random gun violence, school violence…etc.,
I’m not that bright; check me here if I’m wrong. It seems to me that if all you hear is bad things, eventually you will start to feel bad…right?
What do you think would happen if a news agency did nothing but present good news, puff pieces, selfless acts of kindness, heroism and the like…and handled the trash like it should be treated? Whispered from behind one’s hands and never discussed in the presence of a lady.
I’m going to make up my own “Scripture”. I know God will not fault me for this because I am attempting to teach, inform or just add a spark in your eye.
Tell me if this is close:
From the First Book of…won’t use my name because I don’t wanna push my luck with blasphemy
From the First book of…Man. That’s good…
The Book of Man: Chapter 1, verse 1-3
1) And it came to pass that the people of the land became prideful and delighted in their finery and trinkets. There were wars and rumors of wars. Brother against brother. They delighted in the subjugation of their brethren, ye (yay) casting from before them as in the herds of cattle to become carrion and rot at the feet of the wicked.
2) And it came to pass that the people were like unto sheep and cared not that their shepherds led them to the slaughter.
3) Ye, but the bleating of many sheep drown out the blasphemy of a few wicked men.
4) For no wicked man can lead scattered sheep when they no longer recognize the call of their destroyer.
In a nut shell:
a) I hate the news
b) I love technology….to a point.
c) I hate how our innocence is being taken away….given away
d) It’s embarrassing to be a human right now. The animal kingdom knows they’ll get it ALL back pretty soon. Just a matter of time.
e) We are only a species of this planet. We too shall pass.
f) I believe in God, the flag, apple pie, I hate my mom though.
g) If ignorance is bliss, then I wanna be the happiest Sumbitch in town!
h) It is the doom of man that we forget
i) I don’t think we ever really had a chance here on this earth.
Even though there are archaeological finds happening all of the time, the human kind I mean, there is ONE thing for sure that cannot be disputed.
In the scheme of earthly time…billions of years, humans are not even a dot. A blink. A fart.
What’s the hurry?
At this rate, we will be the most lethal “virus” ever.
No…we’re already there.
We are not only feeding upon ourselves, but killing the host.
My challenge to you:
Quit watching TV for one week. See if you miss it.
Don’t read tabloid news or stories that are sensationalized.
Would you have survived if you had been born 150 years ago….10.000? Hey! That sounds fun…write a story about yourself as a pioneer on the Oregon trail…a gold miner…a pilgrim…or anything about any time span than now. (Before TV and technology…like phones or the telegraph)
Read a book
Only use your cell phone for emergencies after 6 pm.
Start a journal. Sit down and write about your life.
Sorry about this…just couldn’t sleep.
Thx for reading it though….