Posts Tagged ‘purpose’


We should all be aware that people don’t hear things until they’re ready to hear them. It came as quite a surprise to me a day or so ago when I heard, for the “first time,” that we all have to have a purpose …. a reason for getting up in the morning. This time I really heard it.

 And I have to admit that it is very, very hard for me to get out of bed in the morning. I love being in my bed. It’s a Flo Bed and everything that they claim a Flo Bed to be. I’d rather be there than anywhere else on Earth. I’ve tried to restore my need for a cup of coffee when I wake up, I’ve tried to develop a desire for tea, or food, or to see what’s on TV. Nothing seems to work.

 When I finally got the message about purpose, I realized that that is missing in my life. I have to find a new purpose. I hope that this is not discouraging to all of you people who are younger than I am – which is almost everybody. But it is true. Real estate is not serving me as a purpose for being here.

 I had given quite a bit of thought already to the fact that old people used to have a purpose. They served younger people. They were looked to (even looked up to) to share their knowledge and experiences. They filled a need in society; some were even called wise ones. Well, you know what happened to that.

 Google came into being. It’s right at your fingertips, it’s very fast, it’s free, and it knows everything. Old people rarely, if ever, have that advantage. So why in the heck are we living longer than ever before – without purpose? I guess we have to outsmart Google. For me that would be to talk about astrology and relationships, the stuff I’m made of and Google can’t answer.

 I already have a blog or two. We could start there. I could invite readers to ask me questions, things they can’t find out on Google.

 Shall we give that a try? Do you know what sign your Moon is in? Ask Mavis.


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I would give almost anything  to think differently than I do about the castrophy that’s happening in the Gulf of Mexico. I would give even more to see some indication that they are actually trying to seal off that gushing oil flow; to stop it from pumping millions of gallons of oil out of the bowels of the Earth. 

But, from a layman’s point of view, it does  look as if maybe they’re trying to salvage that oil instead, not trying to stop the flow or to give it back to the Earth, but to reclaim it for BP.

In other words, it looks as if the highest priority must be to save the oil, not the planet; to recapture that oil somehow; to not let it get away. I hate that I think this way.

But we’re living in a whole new world now. Many of mankind’s most admirable qualities are disolving before our eyes. And maybe as a result we’re all a little paranoid.

The whole purpose of this blog is to selectively share with any person who is getting older, and I know there are many of you, some of the things you can expect to happen sooner or later because you’re growing older. Aging is a post-graduate course in Patience. It has advantages you may never have dreamed of.

Unless I am open and honest with you there is no purpose at all behind these posts. So, that’s what you’re getting this time … some of the cynical thoughts that I entertain as I sometimes subject myself to TV newscasts.

So, as in most other world events, the highest priority in the oil spill mess is m-o-n-e-y! This will all end when somebody figures out a way to get rich from fixing it. And they will.

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