It seems to me that life is pretty simple. There’s only one rule you need to keep in mind as you guzzle your $8 coffee-junk-o-ccino.
And it’s this: Don’t mess with me and I won’t mess with you.
And yet, how many of you feel like you can’t get through your day without some nosey do-gooder noodling around in your life?
Everywhere you turn, it seems like someone is there telling you what to do.
A growing cadre of nannies are telling you what you can consume, who you can hang out with, and what’s approved for you think and say. Now they’re telling you you can’t buy a box of Cheerios if you don’t cover your face.
We’re not good at leaving each other alone.
Some folks have an out of control nanny gene that makes them think the rest of us are incompetent. That none of us can get along without their constant baby sitting.
It doesn’t matter if they’ve never met us. Or that we’re getting along fine on our own. Us boobs would all end up dead by the end of the week without them. We’re their pets.
It’s self-righteous helicopter parenting . . . on steroids.
Here’s the thing. We’re all better off when we leave each other alone.
For the most part, we’re all big boys and girls. We can take care of ourselves.
Yes. There will be some booboos along the way. We learn when we stub our toes, burn our fingers, and bump our heads.
There will even be some more catastrophic accidents. A few broken bones and a concussion or two.
You see, we can’t stop the bad things in life from happening. No matter what these ninnies think. We can’t wrap the world in bubble-wrap before we send it outside to play.
So, stop trying. And learn to mind your own business.
Don’t mess with me, and I won’t mess with you.
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