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The Grass is Always Greener Over There

Monday, July 23, 2012


I am spending much of the day indoors, yet again. The heat broke, but the relief was all too brief. We are back to air like hockey pucks. Hence I walked at 6:30 or so. It's done, that much is all well and good.

Back to other things, but the siren song of social media keeps calling me and it's screaming loud in my ear and it's like a nest full of baby birds and it won't SHADDAP ALREADY!!!

From Facebook to Twitter to my two regular blogs to writing to here and back again, around and around I go. And it's like wishing for something better, half the time or perhaps more frequently than that. I swear it's not just that we, as a culture, have short attention spans. I believe we also, again as a culture, are conditioned to, more or less all the time, covet something better.

Now, this is not necessarily such an awful thing. After all, striving for something better is why we're here, yes? We lift one more pound of weight, walk one more mile, do one more rep, drink one more cup of water. We leave it all out there on the field.

There are two fraternal twin impulses in life - Laziness and Covetousness. They are deeply ingrained in our genome. Laziness means we don't expend too much energy when we are starving, and we conserve. Covetousness means we try to get better. These sins - if you can call them that - they might just redeem us, eh?
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    I do love this. What I call reframing. You are the master.
    3054 days ago
  • no profile photo CD3528530
    LOL What did we ever do in the days before computers.....?? And I distinctly remember hearing myself say **back in the day** "I'll NEVER have one of THOSE things!" Aaaah, yes.....eating crow. Probably why I'm so heavy. LMAO
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    3055 days ago
    Good to hear from you as always Jes...yes I sometimes scratch my head over the social media thing and the time I can allow it to soak up. Lazy: Object at rest, Covetousness: Object in motion! :-)

    3055 days ago
    Might as well make the best of laziness and coverousness...as they are ingrained.

    Let's see...my laziness keeps me from overdoing it...my covetousness keeps me from giving up all together.
    3055 days ago
    Sometimes we have to stop and smell the roses. Or think slow thoughts. Not always laziness, but a cllse cousin?
    3055 days ago
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    Interesting thoughts....certainly carnivores, as long as they are not hungry, sleep a lot--look at your common house cat! And they do not move around for the sake of moving, as you might run into something that will want to eat you.

    3055 days ago
  • no profile photo STARMIZER2000
    Good reading
    3055 days ago
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