Being a Unitarian AND a Universalist, I recognize this to be funny because it is true!
April 21, 753 BCE is the traditional date of the founding of Rome, according to Livy.
Happy Birthday, Rome!
I’ve been seeing a lot of pictures like this lately. Overweight people sitting down in restaurants or perhaps someone out and about on a mobility scooter. I find it very frustrating. First, taking a picture of someone without their consent is dubious. And then putting it on the internet to be mocked is just mean.
Yes, it is possible this person is just lazy. But it is also possible that they have a myriad of medical conditions. You have no idea, Sometimes my fatigue is so bad that if I am standing and I don’t sit down immediately, I will collapse. I could seriously injure myself otherwise. My father has arthritis in every joint in his body. Every step he takes brings with it a lot of pain. Just standing can be torturous. And if he needs to sit down to be relieved of that pain, he should not be mocked for it. And people with mobility scooters might have a very good reason to need them. In fact, these people could be overweight mostly because they have poor health.
The truth is, you don’t know. So maybe you should stop being jerks and leave these people alone.
A while ago, I penned a fairly angry response to something circulating on the internet – the 21 Habits of Happy People. It pissed me off beyond belief, that there was an inference that if you weren’t Happy, you simply weren’t doing the right things.
I’ve had depression for as long as I can…
Someone shared this post on Facebook this morning, and I have to say that it was something that needs to be shared more. I’m bookmarking this and hopefully I’ll remember to read it again when the depression strikes.
This is a really great post from Lifehacker. I’ll just excerpt one to get you started:
No one likes you for your clothes, your car, your possessions, your title, or your accomplishments. Those are all “things.” People may like your things—but that doesn’t mean they like you. Sure, superficially they might seem to, but superficial is also insubstantial, and a relationship that is not based on substance is not a real relationship.
Genuine relationships make you happier, and you’ll only form genuine relationships when you stop trying to impress and start trying to just be yourself.
Take a minute to go read the rest. You’ll be glad you did.
I really needed to read this today.