This usually is a result of the lack of what I believe is common sense, and is helping me understand daily just what is wrong with this world lately and how messed up it's going to be in the future.
I'm sure that most of you have read the letter on FaceBook that was posted after someone wrote to a newspaper about moving the deer crossing sign. Apparently this reader felt it was in an unsafe place and was causing accidents, so the clear solution was to move the deer crossing. A few years ago this would have resulted in pity rather then humour, but now it just seems par for the course. Yes, we can move a sign and the deer will read it and cross somewhere else. That's why for years now we have just let them cross anwhere they want, we are all just too lazy to move the sign.
Today I heard a whole new story of just how ridiculous things are. Did you know that we are supposed to teach our children NOT to drive when they have taken drugs? Wow. I would think that we should teach our children not to TAKE drugs and that their own common sense and survival of the fitest attitude should make them understand that if you are taking mind altering substances you shouldn't drive. What kind of people are we raising that don't know that? It gets better. We are supposed to teach them that because in the war against drunk driving the are learning not to drive drunk, but apparently high is different. Perhaps MADD should become Mothers For Sober Driving instead. Let's just take "drunk" right out and teach people that clean and sober are the only ways to drive. Now I don't expect any groups to actually change their name, but clearly there are generations of people who don't seem to get it, if you can't drive drunk you shouldn't drive influenced by other stuff either. I personally will teach my child not to do drugs at all, you teach yours whatever you feel is best, and lets pray we both succeed.