Suggestion Saturday: July 16, 2011

Here is this week’s list of blog posts, comic strips and other tidbits from my favourite corners of the web.

Everyone Is Born With a Missing Piece. This is a fantastic twist on the marketing of philosophies, religions and physical objects meant to make one feel whole.

Pointless. I’ve had similar thoughts about Facebook. While it can be a good way to keep in touch with family and friends who live far away there is also a fair amount of proselytization and arguing for the sake of arguing. On the bright side, it’s much easier to side step these issues online than it is in person!

From The Ease of Dehumanizing Strangers:

Can you honestly say that you have never done something unintentionally idiotic or rude? Maybe you were distracted. Maybe you just got some bad news and were upset. Maybe you were in a rush to get somewhere. No matter what it is, we usually find a way to justify our actions, to explain it away. We do the same when a family member or friend does something foolish or mean. We know there are extenuating circumstances.

Secrets of Adulthood. What has adulthood taught you? I would add this quote: “The best index to a person’s character is how he treats people who can’t do him any good & how he treats people who can’t fight back.”- Abigail Van Buren. For better or for worse I learn quite a bit about those I spend time with by how they treat, say, store clerks, servers or homeless people. People who are consistently dismissive and rude in those situations tend not to be invited out again.

This made me smile:

What have you been reading?


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0 Responses to Suggestion Saturday: July 16, 2011

  1. I love the Secrets of Adulthood!  excellent quotes, every one of them.

    Pointless was so good that I wrote a long comment on it.

    and I laughed at the one about the gaping hole in all of us.  😀

    you are my favorite blogger. 

  2. I was preached to by a cousin this week on facebook. Oh my gosh, how horrible when a relative you haven’t seen in years wants to chat, you feel happy they want to talk to you, and then you find out all they want is to preach at you.

    Facebook is good for knowing your loved ones are fine. If they’re posting stuff and talking to their friends, you know they’re OK. It’s like watching your nephews at the playground. 

    • I’m sorry that happened. It can be such an irritating experience. 

      Have you thought about limiting what your cousin can see on your Facebook wall? You could keep him or her from seeing certain posts or photos or even from posting on your wall at all!