30 Dec 2016

And Then, Please, Just Stop It...

I see kids have now been recruited to tell grownups to stop smoking. How sad is that then?

How old are you? You remember when grownups used to tell kids not to smoke? I do and that’s why we had to hide to smoke. Now, if this catches on, big people are going to have to hide from little people to have a smoke. Pardon? You’re right; I suppose so many places don’t allow smoking anymore, grownups have to hide to smoke already.

There was a guy, well, no more than a child himself, on the news saying how he thought the new ‘initiative’ was the absolute bees-knees. It left me wondering how these fellows get into these positions where they’re free to screech about how much they hate something so it shouldn’t be allowed. How do they get there?

Amazing how so many of us got to where we are today with all that we did on the way; all with little to no hindrance from  nanny. Hell, as old as I am, I crossed three busy roads today, unaided, and made it safely back to the sofa.

Time, I think - for all the notice these types will take - to revisit a very old post a bit of wot's below.

So all you, ‘it’s bad for you - I don’t like it so you can’t do it - it’s not healthy - we have to stop it now!’ fellows, let me assure you that while you’re possibly just passed ‘start’ on life’s highway and it looks like a long, almost never ending road ahead with time aplenty to foist your pettiness upon others, try to take on-board wot’s below....

Trust me, when you get to my end of the road two things will become obvious. One, it’s cluttered to hell an’ back with tin cans and, two, when you look over your shoulder, back down the road of life, you’ll realise just how short a journey it actually was. Then you’ll understand, too late, what a complete and total waste of your brief time it was being so miserable, hating the enjoyment of others and trying to foist your misery on those who had a little zest for life and who were attempting, against all the odds, to enjoy their brief moment in the sun.

Please, all you ban-mongers living amongst us, just go and hide and stay in your safe spaces and leave the rest of us, the majority, alone. As the saying goes, life’s a journey and, as it seems we’ve only been issued with one-way tickets, most folk will be doing what they can to travel it well and enjoy the ride.

Quote;  Mandy Hale.

“You’ll learn, as you get older, that rules are made to be broken. Be bold enough to live life on your terms, and never, ever apologize for it. Go against the grain, refuse to conform, take the road less travelled instead of the well-beaten path. Laugh in the face of adversity, and leap before you look. Dance as though EVERYBODY is watching. March to the beat of your own drummer. And stubbornly refuse to fit in.”

             H. Jackson Browne Jr.

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the things you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Dream. Explore. Discover.”

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