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Why are human beings so contrary and strange?
The Crazy things we do
We humans are a weird bunch we do the strangest things. I recall the statement “ why do you bang your head against the wall?” Answer “Because it feels so good when I stop!”
This illustrates my by point in a rather blunt manner. However, let me give you a few examples of our human condition.
We take a beautiful piece of nature in the countryside, we build roads and housing estates in this beautiful country side until there are thousands of houses and no view visible. We then go on holiday to visit nature and see the beautiful countryside and we say “wouldn’t it be wonderful to build a cottage out here in the countryide”.Go figure.
We build our little ticky tacky houses and have a piece of land. The land was natural once, as I pointed out. But now we want to grow grass and plant flowers in our own arrangements. We watch the grass grow, fertilize it, to enhance the growth. But then t gets too long, so we cut it. Then we water and fertilize it to make it grow so that we can cut it, and cut and cut it and so on. We also need a weed whacker to keep the edges tidy, but the watering and feeding and nurturing make it grow, so guess what we have to cut it.
Every Christmas we put up a tree and decorations, only to take them down again about 14 days later.
We wrap presents so that the wrapping can be torn off and thrown away.
We celebrate New year with great hopes, ideas and resolutions and stay up to see the New Year in with great ceremony, only to revert back to normal a few days later.
We plan feasts and invite friends and family around to renew old friendships an sometimes enmities. We clean house and tidy up to start the new year afresh.
Food and weight
We eat to excess, then wonder why our pants have shrunk! We then diet and exercise to get our trousers to fit again. This allows us to eat to excess!
The fat people want to be thin and diet, so we have an industry spawned to feed this need. We go to “fat farms” to lose weight and pay a fortune for a detox and gourmet lettuce leaves and evian water. Not to mention being pummeled by a 200lb male (or female) gorilla an hours in th steam room.
The Thin people want to gain weight and eat Protein shakes and mass builders to achieve his aim. I have never heard of a “skinny farm”!
Other strange things we do
The pale people want to be dark and go to tanning studios for their tans and some try sun beds or even real sunshine to achieve their tans.
The Dark people buy potions and lotions to lighten their skins.
People with curly hair want it straight and people with straight hair want it curly. Then we won’t even talk about colour and tinting. Which is yet another huge industry.
Some people spend a lifetime growing long hair, while others simply shave all their hair off.
Women change their boobs, butts and faces.
Those who have big boobs and butts want them smaller. Those with small boobs and butts want them larger
Guess what? Men do too (not necessarily boobs but chest implants!).
We buy the latest clothing to be “in fashion” and next season we discard these barely worn clothes so that we can buy more “in fashion” stuff and at the end of the season we discard them again and so it goes.
Work and Leisure
We go to work to earn money and spend more and more time at work and less and less time at home and eventually stress and old age catch up with you. You never really had the benefit of the “money” and probably lost a wife or husband (that you loved once) and some children the process!
Some of us climb high mountains
Some of us run marathons
Some of us explore foreign countries
Some of us take road trips.
Then we have the “sculpt your body” syndrome. These are the Gyms with personal trainers. The ads say “Get that lean muscled look in only 14 days”!
We are also compulsive buyers of goods we don’t want or need. We watch those ad programs on TV and buy the “AB flattener” no more situps or crunches or the “wobbler machine” no boring jogging or cycling” or the “moon walker” tone your entire body while watching your favourite TV program.
But help is is in sight. We have Hub pages to keep us sane, safely addicted, and close to group of great friends who we only know from hubs and comments and some interesting avatars.
Hurray for hub pages we don’t need to do the garden, go to Gym, gain or lose weight or even watch TV. Don’t tell anyone though; we might get taxed for it!
Can you add to the list of crazy things we do?