Please excuse me for a second, I have to get some things off my chest. Have been doing some thinking lately and instead of letting it all stay in my head and raise my blood pressure, I wanted to write it down. If you aren’t up for a good ole’ fashioned rant about a few things, I suggest you tune out and wait for the next update here. Seeing as how it will be from Amanda, it will probably be nicer and less… ranty.
So without too much additional fanfare, here are the 8 things I don’t understand as of today. I am sure I could come up with 8 more, every day, for eternity.
People who don’t recycle. If your community doesn’t do recycling, I kinda, sorta, possibly could understand. A little. But when a giant truck comes to your house once a week and will pick up a bin of your plastics and paper – for no extra charge on top of your garbage bill – then I don’t get it. Every one of your neighbors puts their blue bins out each week, yet you continue to put your beer bottles in with your trash. How little do you care about anyone other than yourself?
Not believing in climate change. 95% of scientists say humans are causing climate change, yet a large percentage of our population still denies it is happening. Why is that? If you went to the doctor and he told you that you had cancer, I understand maybe getting a second opinion. If you went and got 100 opinions, and 95 of them told you that you did, indeed, have cancer, would you not seek treatment? Or would you listen to the 5 doctors who said “Nah, you’re good. Carry on!”?
Not quitting smoking. It’s not 1955 anymore, where cigarettes and booze belonged in an office just as much as paper and pens. Smoking was good for you then, or so we thought. The doctors even told us so! But not anymore. We now know that smoking is bad for you, period. There is no “what if…” anymore. Smoke ’em if you got ’em, but don’t be so ignorant as to think you won’t one day end up with cancer, heart disease, or a hole in your throat to talk through if you do. There’s a difference between willingly ignoring the facts and just not knowing them, and there isn’t an excuse for the latter anymore.
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