Sometimes It’s The Only Question That Matters

When I get to a really low point, I tend to hate everything. I hate my job. I hate life in general. Most of all, I hate myself.

I spend some time wallowing (what’s depression without a good wallow?), but at some point when I’m looking at my life and seeing nothing worthwhile, a little voice in my head asks me this question.

So what are you gonna do about it?

I don’t know what that voice is, or why I have it and some people I know don’t. But I’m pretty sure that little voice is the main reason I’m still here.

Drinking And Riding

A friend shared this Huffington Post article about a guy trying to avoid DWI by riding his horse home, and I can’t get over the idea of trying to ride drunk. Have you ever seen a horse in person? They’re not short. As a rule, drunk people can’t climb too well – You’d need a really mild-mannered, well-trained horse to even get in the saddle if you’re too drunk to drive. And you don’t transport horses in a saddle, so did he saddle it drunk before climbing on drunk? Now, that’s impressive.

Stop Trying To Guilt Me

I hate it when retail people try to guilt me into giving to whatever nonprofit organization they’re supporting this week. I don’t mind when they ask, but when they act like I’m a jerk for saying no it makes me really mad.

There are 1.5 million nonprofits in the U.S. alone. If I gave each one a penny, that would be $15,000. I don’t know about you, but I don’t have that kind of cash lying around. Usually, they want me to give $1 or more. Think about how much that would be if I gave to every single one.

I do donate. I believe very strongly in supporting where I can. But I want it to be purposeful. I want it to be to an organization that is fighting a cause I believe in and that I think will use the money well. There are also hundreds of very good reasons for a person not to give at all.

Don’t treat people like they’re doing something wrong when they decide not to give. If you do, the one acting like a jerk is you.