Things I just don’t GET…

I’m going to just jump right into this one head first.

??.jpgI don’t get why people don’t employ more common sense. Everyone has it, but for some unknown reason people just don’t tap into this part of their brain. It isn’t rocket science. All you have to do is employ a little bit of logic, and rationality. If more people used their common sense, there might possibly be fewer bad things happening in the world. Fewer senseless things, and definitely fewer stupid things. I do know that if more people used their common sense, there would be fewer people like me who want to throat punch other people.

I don’t get why people harbor jealousy (envy) towards others. As a cardinal sin, and one of the seven deadly sins, envy is a feeling of discontent towards someone else for any number of reasons. Why do we covet what someone else has, or the way they are, the way they look, etc… If you don’t like your life then change it! It’s another one of those really simple concepts that people just don’t understand. There is no such things as “I can’t” or  “its to hard”… The only thing standing in your way is you. If you want to live like Mark Zuckerberg, then go out and bust your butt until you can live just like him if not better. Sitting around lamenting over someones eases life and how you wish you could do this and that, is not going to get you there. There is no little “I wish” fairy to drop it in your lap. Hard work yields reward. Go get yours!

I don’t get why people steal from others. If you want something; buy it, and if you don’t have the money to, save your pennies. There is no need to steal something from someone else because you don’t have the money to buy it. Not only do you risk getting caught and thrown in jail, but with the state of the world today, you risk death. For real… there are currently 16,358,844 active concealed carry permits in the United States. That is a 256% increase since 2007, and it gets higher every year. If you want more money, get a better job, you want that diamond necklace; save for it. It’s yet another one of those simple, and easy concepts that people just don’t know how to employ.

I don’t get why people cheat on their significant others. If you desire another woman, then tell your other half, and move on so you can both be happy. Why hurt another person just so you can sleep with someone else. If you are married and don’t want to put your family through a divorce, then don’t sleep with the other person. Talk to your spouse and figure out what needs to change in your relationship to change your want for another person. The same concept works if this is a boyfriend/girlfriend relationship. If there is someone specific that you just have to be with, and you can’t “help yourself”, then leave your current situation first. It won’t be easy in any case, but if you come clean first, then maybe all of the anger, heartache, and resentment that you invited into the lives of everyone involved can be minimized to a certain degree.

I don’t get why people keep secrets from their families. If you can’t trust your family to see past your indiscretions, past your hurts, past your pain, and past your depravity, then who can you trust? Your family will love you no matter what because they are your family. Keeping secrets will only serve to drive a wedge through your relationships, causing distrust in all things going forward. A lot of anger, and hurt can be avoided by letting those closest to you in. Who knows, maybe your family can help you overcome some of what is causing you to keep your secrets. It also works like this for anyone keeping secrets from anyone else, although I understand the idea of “somethings are better left unsaid”, I feel like the ending is better if they hear the truth from you as opposed to finding out from someone else or stumbling across it themselves.

I don’t get why people put ketchup on their eggs. Although I suppose since I put ketchup on my Kraft mac-n-cheese, I have no room to judge.

I don’t understand why athletes make so much money. These people make obscene amounts of money and for what? If the sport is something that they love and do well, wouldn’t they still play it if they made $150k as opposed to $200 million? For some perspective lets take a look at the numbers; Forbes released their 2018 list of the 100 highest paid athletes, and it ranges from #1 at $285 million to #100 making a paltry $22.9 million. Not one of these 100 athletes is a woman, and among the top five there are at least two counts of tax fraud/evasion, 1 count of rape, 2 accounts of assault, one is serving time for felony charges, and sadly, none of these charges were found to be suspect or unfounded. In fact, they were settled out of court in most of the cases. More digging will show that there is a longer laundry list of felonies, rape charges, tax evasion, and worse on this list of the top 100 highest paid athletes. These people are in the public eye, they are idols of our children, and yes, not all of them are bad, however the good is few and far between. Do something good with your money; $285 million dollars can provide a lot of food for food shelters across the country.

Sadly, the list of things that I just don’t understand is still pretty extensive, but I will save more for another day. If you can sympathize or have a different reason for having the same questions as myself, please feel free to share with me.

Until next time…


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