Saturday, February 20, 2016

Things That Confuse Me.

1. If about 90+% of children are vaccinated for the typical things, then why is the issue of unvaccinated children coming to school such a big deal?  Who are the unvaccinated children putting at risk other than themselves?
This comes up each time I see one of those shaming posters about not being able to bring peanuts to school, but unvaccinated kids are okay.
2. Why would a rational person choose to run for President?
What quality/reward is it that convinces an individual to stand for the personal attacks and vilification that come with the never-ending competition for the office?  As an aside, it appears perhaps my question is answered.  For in my opinion few, if any, of the current candidates appear rational.
3. Why does any project you start take 5-times as much labor as you originally imagined?
It really doesn’t matter if it is the building of an airplane like the Long-EZ, or the repairing a house. I doubt anyone goes into the task with the knowledge of how much time, effort, and expense it will take.
4. How do you know when you’re mature, or to put it another way, what are the warning signs you are reaching maturity?
I see a goodly number of young people who exhibit signs they are growing into mature people able to see both sides of an issue, but I see far more people who seem to have never reached that same level, or if they did they’ve abandoned it for more visceral response mechanisms.
5. What lesson should we take from Genesis 19?
Even if you dismiss the concept of God, the old testament must be recognized as a book of lessons, societal laws, and recommendations to maintain a civilization.  It is easy to say well that was then, and this is now, but as George Santayana observed, “Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

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