Friday, April 13, 2012

Frankly Friday: Gas Prices

So, gas prices are soaring. Aren’t they always? Every price of every thing is soaring, and it’s more than a sign of the times; it’s always been like that.

Frankly, I couldn’t care less.

I mean, I DO care, somewhat, but there’s nothing for me to do about it so it’s totally wasted energy. I don’t like it any more than anyone else when it takes a small fortune to fill my tank up at the pumps, but there’s really no choice in the matter.

When it comes to things in which there are zero choices, I tend to roll with the flow. If I get upset about those things, I’m doing myself (and likely everyone around me) a great disservice. Heck, I’ll even go as far as to say it’s a little-bit foolish.

I find people who complain about things like gas prices a tad tiresome. Nobody can change the price of gas any more than they can choose when sunny or rainy days occur; get over it.

Do I get upset about things I cannot change? Absolutely I do. I don’t let them worry me *too* much, though, because the matter is completely out of my hands. Bad drivers, for instance, really upset me. So does yard work but unless I’m prepared to sprinkle a ton of killing agents everywhere and live with a dirt lot, it’s something I have to do.

The next time you get all upset and begin complaining about the prices of things today, take a step back and realize what you are actually doing. It’s very possible you could avoid looking like a maniacal tyrant by keeping your mouth closed about such things.

Unless, of course, you can change the prices. If you can, I’d be grateful. Thanks!

1 comment:

modernmonkeymind said...

TLDR> Stop worrying about stuff you can't do anything to change.

TLDR: Too Long, Didn't Read.

I did, however, read every word, and loved it as always!