Recently, I received an e-mail entitled: “Truths For Mature Humans.” It contained a list of thirty statements, each supposedly an insightful and sometimes funny “truth” for an older and mature human. For example, the first truth was, “I think part of a best friend’s job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die.” Now, I’m not so sure that’s a truth that I agree with. Perhaps, my best friend’s job should be to clear the computer history when s/he knows that I’m about to be investigated AND what’s on my computer would not help the investigation. :-) Why after death?
Ok, I can imagine there might be some things on the computer that could be negative toward the survivors, but as a general rule, I don’t think a best friend should clear the computer history. Especially, if clearing the history is being done only for me. I’m dead – how can computer history affect me?
For the rest of this post I will list some of what I think are the most interesting or funny truths along with a comment or two from my point of view.
Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you’re wrong. I think I understand the point here, but really, shouldn’t we try to end the argument. To me an argument is a negative and should be avoided. Therefore, when we know we are wrong, admit it, end the argument and move on.
I totally take back all those times I didn’t want to nap when I was younger. I completely agree with this statement. When the body needs a nap OR should have a nap, give it the nap for “well-being sake!”
I can’t remember the last time I wasn’t at least kind of tired. This seems to be true as I age. On the other hand, I also remember feeling tired a lot during all other phases of my life. The more I think about it, I think this statement doesn’t apply. As I type this I don’t feel tired at all and therefore, I can remember when I didn’t feel at least kind of tired. :-)
There is great need for a sarcastic font. Not a bad idea, considering sarcasm is a form of “humor” that always has a victim. At least, if we had a sarcasm font, then it would be clear when the writer was victimizing. :-)
How in the world are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet? Good question! I usually wash the sheets in our house and I have often wondered if there is a way to fold the fitted sheet that leaves it uniformly thick.
Was learning cursive really necessary? For me, no! The only time I have used cursive, since high school, is to write my name in signature form.
I wish Google Maps had an “Avoid Ghetto” routing option. This also applies to the GPS system in my car. On more than one occasion, it has taken me through a ghetto and later on I find out that the only advantage of taking the route was saving a short distance of less than a mile.
I’m always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten-page technical report that I swear I did not make any changes to. This applies to many other software programs. It also occurs while I’m blogging using WordPress. When the software program asks me if I want to save any changes and I didn’t make any, I am faced with a logical dilemma. If I save it and I accidentally typed something that I wasn’t aware of, nor wanted, then my document isn’t correct. But, if I don’t save it and I forgot that I made an important change, then my document isn’t correct. Ouch!
Sometimes I’ll look down at my watch 3 consecutive times and still not know what time it is. Maybe this has something to do with age OR does it have to do with not being present in the present? :-)
There’s no worse feeling than that millisecond you’re sure you are going to die after leaning your chair back a little too far. When I read this, I immediately had this weird feeling of weakness and helplessness. Of course, I can have this feeling in other weak and/or helpless situations, but I so understand that this is a feeling that we all can have. Can have, BUT try to avoid, I hope!
Ok, enough of this. I think you get the point and I really don’t have much to say about the other “truths” that were mentioned. Maybe you are wondering what other “truths” I looked at and didn’t include.
Here are three examples:
1) “You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you know that you just aren’t going to do anything productive for the rest of the day,”
2) “I hate leaving my house confident and looking good and then not seeing anyone of importance the entire day. What a waste.“, and
3) “As a driver I hate pedestrians, and as a pedestrian I hate drivers, but no matter what the mode of transportation, I always hate bicyclists.“
Perhaps, you can understand why I didn’t include the others. I’m hoping you can see what I consider inappropriate with the three examples in the previous paragraph. Of course, you might consider them to be NOT PC (political correct) and that might be enough to discount them. But, even if you don’t “weigh” them using political correctness as your standard, consider the message they are delivering. Not good, from my point of view. Simple as that!
Are these truths for “mature humans?” Well, I think the ones I put in bold are candidates. In my opinion, the others, I only gave three examples, don’t qualify as truths worth classifying as truths! :-)