Perfecting the fine art of slackassery

07172009919.jpg This is the week that Niece No. 2 and I are sitting on the beach doing absolutely nothing productive. I thought I’d give you all an update on what she meant when she updated her Facebook status a few weeks ago, stating that she “never wants to be a parent.

She was babysitting and the kids were apparently being exceedingly not well behaved. She says she thinks about all a parent has to go through, and “ewww, um, NO!”

I’m wondering if it’s something in the DNA…???

Other thorts I’ve been thunking: I’ve been reading The Secret. If the Law of Attraction states that “like attracts like”, then how do we explain magnets and “opposites attract”?

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3 thoughts on “Perfecting the fine art of slackassery”

  1. 1. I didn’t want children because I didn’t like children. I very much wanted to have the experience of childbirth, though and, through the odds and ends of social pressure, eventually had my two kids. When my son was born, in the blink of an eye, I became a primal mother beast and I promise you, I would have ripped the head off anyone who hurt him and stuffed it down their own throat. Turns out it was only other people’s kids I didn’t like.
    2. With all due respect, I have read the Secret and the Course of Miracles and Eckhart Tolle and a bunch of others. I have a million reasons I reject the ‘secret’ theories I’ve read. Some of those reasons have to do with my life, which so it’s fair to chalk those reasons up to just bad sportsmanship or petty bitterness. But most of my reasons come from the criminal cases I’ve reviewed in my work. When I see the things that happen in this world to the young and the innocent, and get a sense of how hopeful and wistful they were before-hand, I simply cannot believe that they could have tipped the balance by having more positive thoughts. I resent the idea because it boils down to ‘blame the victim.’ You didn’t get the life you wanted? Your bad. Hooey.

  2. Gail, I’m inclined to agree with you on this one. “Blame the victim” is exactly what went through my mind when first I was introduced to this concept. Still, I like to explore, so I’m exploring this. Typically, I retain that which is useful to me and discard the rest. For instance, I think quieting my mind would be good for me in general, but I’ve never been able to get the hang of meditation – yes, my mind is THAT noisy! 😉 But the suggestions for HOW to meditate that I’ve found in this book seem to work for me in one-minute-to-three-minute chunks, so I’m going to take that as useful. You never know what tidbit is going to stick – reject a major concept of the book, yet find some little tip that makes a big impact.

    Erin

    1. True dat. And there IS something powerful about positive energy, I think – you can feel it when it clicks inside you, so maybe it is possible to learn to increase its efficacy in your life. I am not really so negative to the concept, more to the explanations. And I definitely agree about learning things, you just never know where the lessons will hide themselves.

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