Mosquito Bites And Other Decisions I Make On My OwnPosted: June 20, 2011
It is mosquito season here in the US. I know that because it seems that I’m particularly delicious to these little blood suckers. If you and I were sitting side by side, any mosquitoes in the area would charge to me to begin the feast.
Since I am a mosquito magnet, I’ve always needed relief from the itch their bites leave behind. For me there is but one cure. Therein lies our discussion for today.
In This World, There Are Two Kinds Of People
Sure, you could probably say there are two kinds of people on all sorts of things. There are people who eat mushrooms and people who do not. People who are noisy and people who are quiet. People who are patient and those who fly off the handle. I don’t want to talk about those folks.
I’m talking about the people who understand that there is one and only one way to get a mosquito bite to stop itching, and everyone else. That one way, as I learned when I was a kid, is to press my fingernail hard across the middle of the bite then turn my finger ninety degrees and repeat the process. The itching stops as soon as I apply the cure.
Now, I’ve met people who know and swear by the cure, and I’ve met people who’ve never heard of it and think it is the biggest load of hogwash I have ever tried to sell them.
I know what I know.
Two Kinds Of People
There are always two kinds of people, aren’t there? Some people think one way, some think another.
People allow one another to think the way they want on important things like how to manage a mosquito bite. For other things, they feel compelled to get involved in the decisions people are entitled to make for themselves. People and their views are disrespected in the process. Feelings are hurt. Bonds are broken. No one wins. Folks go their own way, with their own opinions and without their friends.
I see the things I see in the world and interpret them for myself. I think most people do the same, and want to be left to their own interpretations. They probably deserve that.
Vote how you want to, or don’t. Believe in whatever higher power does the job for you, or don’t. That’s how it ought to be.
It’s even up to you if you believe in the mosquito bite thing.
I know what I know.