Well, I see that Congress blinked and the NRA won. Elsewhere, President Obama made his March Madness basketball picks. That’s comforting! Perhaps March Madness is the perfect title for this blog since it seems that madness reigns supreme in Washington D.C.
But all of that is in the background of my mind this morning. For the most part what the politicians do goes in one ear and out the other with me. I don’t expect them to do anything that really helps the average worker in America. That’s the cynic in me but there you have it.
As far as I’m concerned, the average guy and gal have to look out for themselves in this country. Protect and provide for your loved ones because really, our reality for everyday life boils down to work, eat, sleep and love each other.
Thoreau talked about men living lives of quiet desperation and I admit, there was a time when I thought Thoreau was right on in that assessment. Now I’m not so sure. Our lives are made up of the mundane for the most part. There are highs and lows, certainly, but for the most part we are busy with the business of living. We get up, go to work, make a living and enjoy life as much as we can. Few of us find fame and fortune, but many of us find great satisfaction in living our lives well and being the best people that we can be. I like that!
Mine is a simple life. I do not depend on the government. Most of their legislation has very little effect on me and that’s because I have shaved my life down to some pretty basic components. I left the rat race a little over two years ago and I’ve never looked back. I don’t miss the credit cards. I don’t miss television. I don’t miss working ten hour days and having no time for family.
Simple….basic….and oh so wonderful!