Struggling to reach the top has always been a vast majority of people’s dreams. Some make it early on, and some never make it at all.
Well, I’m here to tell you that most of us have made it after all. We have computers, smart phones or not so smart cell phones, cars that need no cranking (yes, kids, cars used to have to be wound up before they started), gas or electric stoves, inside plumbing, and televisions.
Many of us have Alexa who plays music of our choice for us when asked. She looks up stuff in encyclopedias and shares the information with us. She is always pleasant and present twenty-four hours each day.
Some of us have ADT protection for our homes. You can signal it from far away, and it will turn on lights and lock up the house.
We can all purchase a lamp that takes a clap to turn on and another clap to turn off. We have the power to control its behavior. Our cars open without a key. Simply have a key on your person, and wallah, door open becomes norm.
All of these conveniences have given to us prestige. (Meaning: Widespread respect and admiration felt for someone or something on the basis of a perception of their achievements or quality.) And why do we rate so high in society? Think about it. We have something we never thought we would have in a million years. What we have on a daily basis was always reserved for the very rich. We have butlers.
Never thought anyone would be taking orders from me at the age I have become, but I was wrong. You and I have arrived. A few words spoken and our wishes are fulfilled. Enjoy the power.
Laughter synchronizes the brains of both speaker and listener so that they become emotionally attuned.
Bart Simpson’s name is an anagram of BRAT. His full name is Bartholomew Jojo Simpson.
Male lobster’s bladders are in their heads, and when they fight, they squirt each other in the face with urine.
An oak tree produces about 10 million acorns during its lifetime.
There’s enough concrete in the Hoover Dam to build a two-lane highway from San Francisco to New York City.
The Muppet vampire, Count von Count from Sesame Street, is based on actual vampire myth. One way to supposedly deter a vampire is to throw seeds outside a door. Vampires are compelled to count the seeds, delaying them until morning.
The “O” before an Irish name, such as “O’Reilly”, means “descendant of.”
Gossip and complaining make up approximately 80% of most people’s conversations.
Riding or sitting on a sea turtle in the United States is a 3rd degree felony.
Humans shed about 600,000 particles of skin every hour. By age 70, humans lose an average of 105 pounds of skin.
Listening to your favorite music for just 15 minutes a day lowers stress levels, anxiety, sadness, and a depressed mood.
To make one pound of honey, honey bees must gather nectar from nearly 2 million flowers.
A duel between three people is called a “truel.”
Research shows that people who laugh at dark jokes have higher IQs and report less aggressive tendencies.
Termite queens live longer than any other insect. Some scientists estimate that they can live as long as 100 years.
A female chicken will mate with many different males. If she decides later that she doesn’t want a particular rooster’s offspring, she can eject his sperm. This happens most often when the male is lower in the pecking order.
We are living history. I really wish we had avoided such a severe chapter.
The writers in the years to come are going to be scratching their heads wondering “what the heck”? Too bad some people didn’t choose to listen to those with knowledge of the past, in tune to the present, and anticipating the future.
Oh well, life is trial and error. I’m sure we all have experienced failed endeavors, but thankfully we have for the most part risen above them.
The sad part is that people are dying each and every day because of misinformation being exchanged as fact by individuals with clout, but with their own agendas.
Vaccinate, vaccinate, vaccinate. Your choice, but it does affect me. As long as the virus is spreading and killing, my life cannot get back to “normal”. DRAT. Neither can your life.
I wish for seeing people in person inside the senior center’s building exchanging smiles, conversation, laughter, stories of their survival. People, people, people, I miss you.