Why is it people like myself say that we would never vote for this person or that person in an election. I could change my mind but I doubt anyone other than the candidate could change it for me. But maybe not because I am very stubborn. It reminds me of when we took our three boys to the movies and bought a huge tub of pop corn for them. One son said if he couldn't hold the tub of popcorn that he was not going to eat any. He didn't get to hold the popcorn and he stubbornly refused to eat any. I'm sure he was trying to make a point but to this day I still don't know what it was except he punished himself because he deprived himself of a good time. The other two gave him a strange look and decided that was okay with them.
So why do we make similar mistakes and polarize ourselves, especially when it comes to politics in the USA? I mean really we are intelligent people who love each other and have been friends for many years and suddenly we draw a line in the sand and dare our friends to cross that line - or they do the same for us. I don't know where to walk anymore for all the lines I'm afraid to cross and risk losing a friend. I mean really we are talking about smooth talking politicians who promise anything to get elected and then do nothing to keep those promises. So if they are so good why are they spending millions to get a chicken feed pay job anyway? Kinda reminds me of those three boys with that big tub of popcorn, only being preformed by adults. So if we give them center stage who really is intelligent here anyway, especially when we convince ourselves the world will end if OUR candidate doesn't win. So the real question is: Is intelligence artificial? If you argue with an idiot he will only drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.
Or what about actually believing that the Mayan calender is running out and the world will end. Those people who believe that must be the same people that check under their bed and closet before they go to sleep at night. That a civilization long disappeared could actually predict the end of the world? If they were so good why did they disappear in the first place? Maybe I'm just someone who needs more proof. Like the University of Colorado put a satellite into deep space to study the sun. They now know more about the sun and can predict solar flares with more accuracy than ever before. Or so they would have you believe. But just how accurate are those predictions. Our meteorological prognosticators can't even tell us when it is going to snow with any degree of accuracy. So how can these people tell us what is going to happen at the center of our solar system. Does that mean that because I spent $300.00 on my medical degree from on-line degrees mean that I can't do brain surgery any more. Surely I'm not the only brain surgeon that thinks of these complicated mysteries. So if the world is going to end in December this year should I pack now and put all my money in travelers checks?
These and other life mysteries are enough to make a person really think. As for myself I'm still working on the one about if olive oil comes from olives, and vegetable oil comes from veggies then where does baby oil come from? No wonder I don't sleep well at night. Come on folks I could use a little help solving these mysteries. I need more sleep..