Monday, March 19, 2012

Why We FREAK OUT About Stuff We Can't Control...

Because then we don't have to take responsibility for the stuff we CAN control...like our own lives and how well we live them.

You are wasting a lot of energy freaking out about weird weather, gas prices, who is going to win what election*.

Plant a garden, ride your bike, run for local office.

Do something but don't FREAK OUT.

You're spilling that crazy shit all over the place and it's not doing anyone any good.
"I wish none of this had ever happened."  (Frodo)
"So do all who live to face such times, but that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us."  (Gandalf)
Frodo and Gandalf, The of The Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (movie)

(*Like, obviously, THIS is the candidate who is going to win, so why fret!?)