12 Jul 2013

And Then It’s Plain To See....

So cigarette plain packaging and alcohol minimum pricing are another two tin cans that’ve been kicked down the road. Actually, they didn’t manage to kick’ em too far as that area down the road’s pretty tin can full and backing up quite dramatically. And don’t even think about trying to cut that long grass with a strimmer, it’d be burned out in a mere moment.

A pair of fails there so what to try next? How about school kids only being allowed to eat state sponsored food? Okay, let’s try that. At least it’ll take folks minds off pay rises, guns for gangsters an’ such.

What’s wrong with these ‘we want more misery’ pressure group people? Was it Mr Frost at Nanny Knows Best who, many years ago, penned the classic line that went something like, ’....by people who’s own lust for life has long since withered on the vine....’

Some people will choose to smoke and drink. Some will die youngish, some will die very old. Some folk will choose to eat a lot of what they like, some will die youngish, some will die very old. This could go on for ever with everything, right?

Then there are those who will live what the state decrees to be a safe, protected and healthy lifestyle. Surprisingly, some will die youngish and some will die very old.

However, as stated before, it’s a 100% certainty we’re all going to die and as the last lap gets underway, some will be wondering what they missed and why, while others will be wishing they’d done just that little bit more.

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.

Again, this life isn’t a practise run. This is it; it’s the only go you’re going to get. Illegitimi non carborundum as they say.

Quote; Woody Allen.

“You can live to be a hundred if you give up all the things that make you want to live to be a hundred.”

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