Sunday, March 3, 2013

sequestration…part of the journey I suppose

In remembering the list of the seven deadly sins of lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy and pride what stands out to me is that the order is of no consequence.

There is no single transgression that is more foreboding than another.

An unchecked obsession with any of the indulgences can equally bring on a life filled with chaos leading to a downward spiral.

Today I think of pride.

I think of months, years, and decades of self-importance masquerading as service before self.  

I think of uncompromising, unreasonable, egotism masking insecurities.

I think less about the sequestration and more about the infestation of smugness and arrogance on both sides of the aisles.

I think of little connection to cooperation, rationality and humility.

I think of acquiring diplomas and degrees and exercising scant intelligence.

I think of one step forward and two steps backwards.

I think of confidence lost.  

I think of years of doing and years of undoing.

I think about a casino mentality over capitalism and free enterprise.

I think of endless poker nights rather than checks and balances.

I think about winning over being right and personalities over principles.

I think about being upside down and backwards.

I think about dysfunction and progression and getting worse before getting better.

I think of taking a haircut by someone wearing a blindfold, chancing the desired length, but expecting no smiles returned by the outcome.

I think about exploring the cliff’s edge verse living on the cliff’s edge and about toughness verse madness.

Hopefully I think wrong.  

© 2013 Christopher’s Views.


  1. right man...there are idiots on both sides of the aisle...sadly, we put them there...and put up with their antics as well...maybe the govt will shut down on march 27th...maybe then we can scrap a bunch of people and try this thing again...the framework isnt the issue...its the people who cant do their jobs...oy...dont get me

  2. Well, you know that I, too, agree with you --- and, no, you don't want to get me started either!! I'll vote for you! Hope you have a good week, Christopher, in spite of all the crappy politics, etc etc etc.

  3. You've captured everything I've been thinking and feeling. I'm afraid you're not wrong in your thinking, Christopher, and for the first time I have a real fear for our future. I recently wrote on the same subject:

    I'm just so grateful to have been born when I was and got to grow up at the time that I did.

  4. I have to wonder if there's ever a place or time in semi-recent history when most folks were pleased with their political choices.. throughout. Doubtful. It does get more complicated through time though.

  5. Sometimes I think we're at the point where it's so much worse that it couldn't possibly get better...and then I think that's so untypically pessimistic of me that I hate feeling that way.

    A though provoking and somber and honest post, Christopher.

  6. A very thoughtful post. Here's hoping that both sides put egos aside to think of the best of the majority.

  7. I agree. It's maddening. Makes you want to throw your hands up in the air and give up, doesn't it? Crazy.
    Sometimes it is just too easy to be pessimistic.

  8. Excellent. I wanted to raise a glass and say Bravo! Loved it. So many mental spaces that we must traverse...and break free. Thanks for a great read.

  9. I am afraid to say that I think you think right
    I watched this absurd news report about how thrilled and downright giddy Wall Street was with the upturn due to recent mega mergers
    it's sickening

  10. I've been scared silly for the last couple of decades, so this is nothing new.

  11. Yep, you pretty much nailed it!