Rihanna has a tattoo that reads, “No failures, just lessons.” Given that it is her 13th tattoo, I’m gathering the “lesson” in this case was not the lesson I would have impressed upon my girls — namely, “Don’t get tattoos.” But different strokes … I love the message, though. A negative event in your life…
One of the speakers at my nephew’s recent graduation quoted Dwight Schrute, a character from The Office (because no one on television has said anything worth quoting in the last ten years). Dwight said, “Whenever I’m about to do something, I ask myself, ‘Would an idiot do that?’’ And if they would, I do not do that thing.”
As simple and irrefutable as that logic is, I can’t help thinking it is needful in our day and time.
A wonderful satire website with which I have become acquainted this year beat me to the punch. They said, in far more witty fashion than I could, how tragic events such as the Las Vegas shooting serve as excellent opportunities for us to blame even more the ones we already blamed for the problems we already were whining about. Who’s your bogeyman? Terrorists? The NRA? Minorities? Immigrants? Trust me, you can find a way to blame them. And you probably have already.