Things We Don't Like To Think About....But Do
What do you try to avoid thinking about?
War, and even Peace, are two things we try not to think of....
We try not to think of war because it is too threatening, and today's wars and past wars have been and are too gruesome.
We try not to think of peace, because it seems too impossible to attain.
We try not to think of economics, because even the best economists argue constantly about even basic economic principles.
We try not to think about religion, because it may seem all filled with rules and practices, and besides we are warned that talking about religion is dangerous even to friendships.
We try not to think about the future, in part because we have enough troubles in the present, and who really knows what the future will bring.
We try not to think about health, but that is almost impossible (especially if we are sick) so why worry about it when we are well.
We try not to think about sacrifice, because "the thought is mother to the deed" and some leader someday might actually ask us to sacrifice (perish that thought in a hurry!)
We try not to think about procrastination, because it is easier to put it off until later....as we usually do.
We try not to think about old age, because some of us will get a serious disease then and have nothing but worries, so we better delay thinking about that, too.
We try not to think about our troubles, because we think that thinking about them just gets in the way of doing something about them.
We try not to think about life expectancy, because we suspect God may be in charge of that problem, and we would prefer at most times not to think about Him (or is it Her?), but there I go again!
And today I defy you to not think about elections, because that could involve all those other things we are trying not to think about!
© 2012 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.
Thank heavens I have enough troubles of my own not to have to think about the future, economics, old age, sacrifice, war and peace, and all those other things!
If you try not to think about a particular thing, you are already thinking about it!
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