It’s Funny How…

It’s funny how…

  • Generations ago large families were the norm in spite of the fact that we are told that modesty and abstinence until marriage cause people to have hang-ups about sex.
  • Politicians say that to get out of economic problems the government needs to spend more money while at the same time they tell us that as consumers we cause all our own problems by taking on debt we can’t afford.
  • Bureaucrats tell us that it makes perfect sense to teach kids to say “no” to drugs and cigarettes but then tell us we must hand out condoms because kids don’t listen.
  • Celebrities think that their opinion about ANYTHING matters more than your opinion or mine.
  • In spite of thousands of years of human history to the contrary, there are still people who think that if you talk nice to a ruthless dictator he will throw down his weapons and sing “Kumbaya” with you.
  • Finally, a quote by Robert A. Heinlein who said, “The supreme irony of life is that hardly anyone gets out of it alive.” – To which I respond, “Hardly anyone?”

I know I am not the only one who sees irony everywhere.  What are your “It’s Funny How…” thoughts?

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  • Hear hear. FYI, loved loved loved your comment to my blog!!!

    OK, here’s mine: It’s funny how many politicians want me to give away my money (thru IRS) but don’t want to give their own in the same way…

  • Daria @mominmanagement

    These are great! I too liked your response to the “looking for love” post on Pamela’s site…

  • Anonymous

    Pamela and Daria:

    Thanks for your response and encouragement. I had some angst after I posted that reply wondering if it was TMI…so glad you that you found it to be worthwhile!

    And thanks for stopping by! Glad you liked these “observations.” And yes, Pam – there is a whole lot of hypocrisy when it comes to the rules the politicians live by and the those we live by in regards to taxes, etc. Great point.

  • Donna Perugini

    It’s funny how they say, “The goal line is here” and then when you get to ‘the goal line’ its been moved.

    It’s funny how they started off the movie and tv rating of ‘G’ for kids included. It meant no offensive language, sexual situations, violence, etc. Now a ‘G’ is more like a PG 13 (Parental Guidance for 13) into an R (Restricted).

    • Anonymous

      Interesting observations. It is truly sad the state of movies today. I go maybe once or twice a year. There’s just so little that comes out that isn’t full of unnecessary…everything!

  • haha So true, Anne. I really do get sick of hearing from celebrities…even if they agree with me.

    • Anonymous

      Isn’t that the truth? I am just so not interested in the whole celebrity culture. Cracks me up when I hear how hard their lives are. Maybe if they worked 12 hours a day six days a week for the next 20 years (like my husband) then I would listen to them…as it is, they have NO CLUE what real life is like. Hence, they have nothing I want to listen to.

  • Dave Fowler

    It’s funny that a man can get paid millions for kicking a bag of air around a football pitch for an hour a week. I’d contrast that against something else but I think it stands alone.

    This made me laugh:
    “In spite of thousands of years of human history to the contrary, there are still people who think that if you talk nice to a ruthless dictator he will throw down his weapons and sing “Kumbaya” with you.”

    😀

    • Anonymous

      Ah, good point Dave! I think in general that the multiple millions that are paid to athletes, specifically, and “celebrities” in general is not healthy for them spiritually or emotionally. There are a few who keep their balance and do some good things with their money but they are in the minority.

      Coincidentally (maybe) I recently wrote a guest post about football (American football). I’ll let you know if and when it actually gets posted!

    • Anonymous

      Ah, good point Dave! I think in general that the multiple millions that are paid to athletes, specifically, and “celebrities” in general is not healthy for them spiritually or emotionally. There are a few who keep their balance and do some good things with their money but they are in the minority.

      Coincidentally (maybe) I recently wrote a guest post about football (American football). I’ll let you know if and when it actually gets posted!

      • Dave Fowler

        I don’t mind celebrities so much, it’s more the celebs that are famous for being famous and add nothing else to the world, that gets on my nerves.

        Do let me know when your guest post is published!! 😀

        • Anonymous

          Oh, I am so anti-celebrity! Seriously. But then I am also a very cynical person. Don’t let the fact that you and I have become friends fool you. That’s only because YOU are such a nice guy!

          One of my beefs with celebs is that they get where they are and then suddenly decide that they got there because of how wonderful they are! Never mind the parents, mentors, people who gave them a break, fans who bought movie or concert tickets, and the list goes on!

          One of the MANY things I love about Lionel Richie is something I heard him say in an interview. He talked about how he would always stay after concerts and sign autographs etc. and that he couldn’t understand how other artists didn’t realize that the only reason they had all the things they had (most of all the ability to get paid for doing what they loved!) – was because of the people who were buying their records and coming to their concerts! He understood that at that level there is no such thing as a self-made man/woman. He may not do that anymore (or maybe he does, I don’t know) but the really sad thing is he only does a handful of concerts a year and mostly outside the U.S. 🙁 I would love to see him in concert!

          I love to go to concerts but I guarantee you I don’t go to concerts featuring artists that are full of themselves and who have forgotten where they came from. And there are certain “movie stars” whose movies I will never go see because of their arrogant “I know better than you because I AM better than you” attitude.

  • I love these!!

    • Anonymous

      Thanks! Glad you stopped by!

  • You are right. Isn’t it ironic?

    • Anonymous

      You made me think of that song…