There are times in life when you want to say something, when you should probably say something, but social norms and etiquette dictates that it’s better to remain silent. Other times, you miss the opportunity to make a statement. And often, it is better to keep your observations to yourself because it might incite conflict…unless you have a blog. Below are five things I’d like to say, but can’t…but here I can.
(The following are in random order.)
2. If you wish someone ill will because they have wronged you, it’s still bad karma to remind them that “karma is a bitch”. You just perpetuate your own bad karma…that is, if you believe in karma. If you don’t believe in karma, then it doesn’t makes much sense that you’re reminding them of this.
3. Please don’t spit in the trashcan. It’s just all kinds of nasty. Have some respect for others who don’t share your habit.
4. When you allow someone in front of you on the freeway, don’t let it bother you that they didn’t give the customary “thank you” wave. A good deed should not be done so that you may receive a gracious response. If that’s the case, then your actions are corrupted by your insecurities.
5. Before you drive, if you’ve been drinking, think not only of the possibility of receiving a DWI. Take a moment to think of the family that will be deprived of the life you take by acting selfishly. Think of the missed birthdays, graduations, weddings, and holiday get-togethers. Now…think of your own family without you if your life was taken by your impaired decision to drive.