Here’s what I’ve thought about this week. Brought to you by the letter “N.”
• Me. I started reading a Nancy Drew mystery this week. I saw it on the shelf as I walked by the guest bedroom and thought “why not?” Having read it decades ago, I don’t remember the plot of the story so it’s all new to me. All I know is that I loved Nancy Drew. Unlike Laura Ingalls who I knew I could never be, Nancy Drew’s example of “do good” behavior gave me hope that I could become someone useful and cool when I grew up. Whether or not I’ve accomplished this goal, I don’t know; but at the very least she showed me that attention to detail and an independent spirit could take you far in this world.
• Us vs. Them. I’ve never, ever seen so many narcissistic people on TV in one week as I have this week. Hello, Washington! How are you weasels doing? Let’s review what narcissism is, shall we? It’s shallow, self-absorbed behavior in which your need to be important trumps everyone else’s right to exist; combine this behavior with being overly sensitive to perceived criticism, and we have an egotistical, whiny person who only focuses on himself or herself. Sound like anyone in DC? Oh, yes– I know, it sounds like everyone in the U.S. Congress. It’s time for all you
weasels children people to shut up… sit down… and do something productive.
• We. So we’re going to pay our bills. Good idea. That would be the responsible thing to do. As WE have racked them up, now WE must pay them down. I hope that there will be less bills in our future. That would be an example of reducing. And I pray that there will be more money in the coffers. That would be an example of regulating & refining. But I fear that until Americans understand that the U.S. Constitution starts with the words “WE the people” none of the common sense things that need to be done will be done. And this nonsense will continue forever.