Friday, October 05, 2012

My Thoughts

For those of you who are regular visitors to my blog, you are aware that I don't often have a lot to say.  LOL!  I am hoping you will all bear with me on this post, because this is one of the few times that I have much to say.  :)  

I think the recent elections here in Quebec as well as the recent debate in the U.S. gave me much to think about so I thought I would share my thoughts here with you all.

As far as politics go, I tend to stay out of political discussions except for very close friends, because such discussions often end up heated at the least...violent in the extreme.  I like to have peace, and I believe that one can still express oneself in a constructive and honest manner without getting too angry.  Anger is a natural and normal emotion, but when one loses control of his or her anger, this is a bad thing in that it often leads to getting on the wrong side of the law.  

Those of you who visit my blog on a regular basis are aware that I was in a 'special' class for slow learners in elementary and high school and have had my share of unkind comments and have had people laugh at me, call me 'stupid', 'retarded' and whatever else they could think of.  I think that the experiences I had (and in some instances still have) have helped me to be more sensitive to others, especially the elderly, people with learning disabilities, etc.  Because I know what it feels like to have been ridiculed, I do my best to never do this to someone else and if I see it happening I try to stop it.  

Getting back to the political stuff...I have never understood why in the TV ad campaigns that there is always negative talk about the other party.  Why not just use the taxpayers' money to constructively tell what the candidate will do should he/she be elected?  Why the need to say nasty things about the other party?  It is my belief that people who do this are doing a couple of, they are trying to take away attention from themselves, attempting to make the other candidate look bad, and usually people who do this have low self esteem themselves, but not always.  

I had a 'friend' once (purposely putting friend in quotations), and I didn't keep that friend.  Here is why:  they were continually badmouthing others, including a couple of my friends, and I know that people who talk to me about others in this way are definitely going to talk to others about me in the same fashion.  

I hope I haven't bored you all, and I look forward to hearing your thoughts, which you can share by clicking on the 'comments' link at the end of my post.  Thank you so much for visiting me here!  


  1. To difficult for me, Linda, but nighty night...

    1. I understand, Lies...sleep well. :)

  2. What you say makes a lot of sense to me.
    I was a distinctly political animal...was involved....but the new style of politican sickened me.
    I left the party of which I had been a member since youth, under whose ticket I had been privileged to be able to try to serve people in my rural area, convinced that no good can come of people who spend their time attacking others rather than putting out their own programme.
    Sickened too by the control from the top which ensured that only one argument would be heard.
    You might not say a lot frequently, but when you do it's well worth hearing.
    ]Thank you.

    1. Thank you so much for your kind and honest reply.

  3. I never listen to politics, they bad mouth each other every time, but whoever gets in, still does the job for their own pocket, and its always the tax payer who suffers.

    1. I agree. Thanks for your comment.

  4. I agree with you completely. Negative political ads go to extreme ugliness. I'm fortunate that we don't live in a 'swing' state, so we don't get as many ads as some do. I usually stay away from politics in personal discussions, unless I know the person very well.

  5. I'm afraid the negative ads are used because they work. That says as much about the modern voter as it does the modern candidate.

  6. I'm not naturally a political animal, but sometimes the times call for it. I do so agree with Gorges.

  7. It also bothers me that so many millions of dollars are spent on paying for these awful negative ads. Think how much good could be done with that money!

  8. You and I think a lot alike. Here is what i wrote in 2011. It was interesting that only one party responded, and that was a form letter to acknowledge the email. Go figure!

  9. Yes, I agree with you... those complain about other with us certainly does about us. A true friendship is accepting and ready to discuss or correct what feels wrong than blaming behind. Everywhere politics are same and the only debates they conduct are how far one pulls each other’s leg.

    I’m also a slow reader :)

  10. Linda,

    Dont worry
    You're OK.

    Vulnerable you are
    Fragile your secrets
    As a sparse rosebut
    your desire floats
    the silver butterfly
    behind your eyes


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