I am under attack. The Lords of Insanity are sending their messengers and soldiers to infiltrate my life. I try to ignore them but I still somehow find myself engaging into battle with them but then I realize that I must digress and retreat to fight another day. As much as it pains me to let certain subjects of Tom Foolery (that’s right…Tom damned Foolery) go without replying to them I do it anyway, then get sucked back into trying to save someone and then talk sense into myself again and shut up.
Here are a few tests that I’ve endured recently.
Hypothetically speaking…assuming no laws or sound morals have been or will be broken:
If a friend or relative of yours raises their children in a way you wouldn’t if they were yours, would you tell them what you feel they should do even if you’re in their house?
If your neighbor introduces you to a female friend of his one night and on a different night you see him with a different female, is it your duty to find out who she is and decipher what the nature of their relationship is?
If someone else’s actions hurt you in your past and you saw another person experiencing what looks to be the same thing you endured, do you save them by giving them step-by-step instructions on what you would do if you were them?
I have more, if you’d like…
If you see a woman wearing a nice pair of shoes on the train, do you ask her where she purchased them from?
If you see a white woman walking a brown child do you ask if the father is black?
If someone starts to scratch themselves in the bank do you ask if they are on heroin?
If someone makes an attempt to gossip and ask if you’ve heard of something you know nothing about, do you ask for more information and involve yourself voluntarily in the gossiping? And then exclude yourself later when the crap hits the fan?
I believe that if more of us minded our own damned business we’d have less arguements in the grocery store and less automobile accidents caused by rubber-neckers and those that like to drive forwards by looking at what you’re doing behind them in their rear view mirror. More people would get to work on time and less butt kickings will be handed out in grade schools across the country.
By no means do I endorse or condone this nonsense either! How do you tell someone else to mind their business when you’re out there stealing from others? Pot and kettling aren’t we?
Take responsibility in your own actions. People are always quick to tell another person what they should be doing, especially the one’s that should be reflecting upon themselves instead of someone else. You ever notice how most people who have their lives together pass by those that are dragging their feet? Why stop your progress to let some fool know what they are doing wrong? I believe that there’s a need for the lady in the neighborhood that knows everybody’s name but if she starts causing problems because of what she knows about folks then she becomes the fuel that ignites the fire.