Daily Update, Rude, Wealth, and the 3 Billion

11 Apr

This has been an emotional week. Grappling with one thing or another over the past months has left me with a mind muddled and a debilitating inertia. Sherri says my energy and desire to create will return. I hope so. I’m behind on my reading again. My apologies to all of you in my follow list. I will try to do better.

Speaking of Sherri, she’s a funny lady. Last week she performed at a comedy club in the Charlotte area and made me privy to the video. You can find it here. Please take a peak. Mexican Barbie appears with her.  A sound chuckle is good for the soul.

Falon and I discussed rude and unkind behavior last night. She’s constantly confronted with it in her practice with elementary kids. The behavioral issues are sometimes baffling. And yesterday as I was driving home from Tractor Supply with dog food and a lot on my mind, a truck cut me off in traffic. It was an older truck. I honked at the guy as he very nearly ran me off the road. He actually put his window down and flipped me off. I reacted as a real adult and did the same. He screamed at me, calling me a bitch, burned rubber, and eventually pulled over and waited by his mailbox to continue screaming at me. Again, I was most mature in my reaction.

He cut me off and endangered 3 vehicles including his own. Somehow I was in the wrong?

Falon said she was beginning to really appreciate the small kindnesses.  I find myself trying harder to be cheerful and kind when I shop or eat out or roam about.

Since she travels more, I asked her if she encountered this rude behavior elsewhere in the world. It would seem so.

My first inclination was to blame the political/social/economic climate in this country. It has become toxic in so many ways. But then if people everywhere exhibit bad behavior it must be an epidemic. Historically I imagine humans have always been self-centered, manipulative, and rude. Too bad isn’t it?

Just trying to find a way to protect ourselves from the hurt and disappointment I suppose. Maybe that’s why religion is so popular. Maybe it’s just a way to ease the pain of living. Too bad those who seek that path are so inclined to share it with the rest of us.

I’m sounding rather fatalistic today.

I just watched this informative video for the 3rd or 4th time,  http://www.upworthy.com/theres-around-223-trillion-in-the-world-heres-who-owns-most-of-it. The most astonishing and attention grabbing revelation was that the richest 300 people in the world hold more wealth than the bottom rung 3 Billion people. Right now the odds are stacked rather substantially against your being comfortably housed, clothed, and fed, let alone having accessible and reliable health care.

I still want to know how those 300 people are going to take their wealth into death. No one gets out of this alive. You would think we would all pitch in and try to make it a little easier on each other.

I can only hope to live to see it, a phenomenal transformation in humanity.

 

Low Carb Daily Update #4
My stress level is impacting my blood glucose levels, but they are still much better sans carbs.
My belly isn’t as distended as usual. I’ve been more comfortable in my skin. Need to go to the grocer for a few things…sugar free jello cups would help. More of the Atkins frozen dinners as well. And I need some sort of cracker. I’ve allowed myself a single serving of Kashi pita crisps with my cheese. It’s about half my carb limit.  I really enjoy a cracker with cheese. Research is required. Perhaps this chronicle will keep me honest.

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