January 5, 2011

Observations on the New Year

Sugar free apple cinnamon instant oatmeal is not very good.

The older I get, the less interest in basketball I have.  I guess I will have to turn in my Hoosier citizenship card.

I did not enter the new year enthused about work.

In fact my motivation level for diet and exercise is at a recent low. I blame the Kindle.

My motivation for continuing this hobby is at an all time low.

A strange defeatist attitude is starting to enter my brain regarding politics.  We are at a historic crossroads for the future of our nation. I fully expect the elected politicians to let me down, to do what is best for their financial future and political future with no regards to the political future of their nation. I have come to the conclusion all politicians are self-serving ego maniacs. I have no faith any will step up and lead this country toward the future. That depresses me to no end. The idea of self serving politicians is not new.  Read some history of the Constitutional Convention and you will see how George Washington manipulated the proceedings to get himself nominated as the first President. There is ample evidence Lincoln supporters filled the convention hall with fake delegates to get him the nomination in 1860.

I don't know.  I have not faced a dose of apathy like this for a long time. I am not sure if it is post-holiday blues, the onset of deep winter, or too long off work.

I know. Time to suck it up.

5 comments:

Fred said...

Hmm... I'll just say: I can totally relate.

Feeling pretty blah-ditty-blah blah .....BLAH, myself lately.

It'll get better soon, right?

GUYK said...

Yep, politics is all about power and those seeking power will often break the rules when seeking that power. There is an age old question about 'does the end justify the means?' I have never believed this but obviously most politicians figure the end does justify the means....and once elected forget about who elected them

Cappy said...

I'm indifferent about apathy.

mts1 said...

Fight indifference! Or don't.

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