Second Hand Stress

"I don't want your problem to become my problem".

"Sorry, I don't have a dog in this fight".

Second hand stress has been identified as a real problem because it is very contagious and it causes negative cardiac reactions.

Ding dong goes the door bell, as the dogs bark, and I scramble for my pants only to see a strangler holding a Watchtower magazine designed to save my savage soul.

It all harshes my mellow.

You can try and modify behavior of others but I have concluded it is like trying to teach a pig to whistle. It will take a lot of work and effort and in the end, it just pisses off the pig.

No, I'll withdraw thank you very much. What I can't change, I'll ignore.

I must preserve my peace. You? You can stress.


Rock Chef said...

I gave up stress a long time ago...

Ken said...

Some things shouldn't be ignored. Like what happened under your house a few years back. I understand about ignoring things that you don't want to really think deep about but then along time the moment comes when it's thrust in your face/nostrils and you HAVE to do something about it. It doesn't hurt to be informed and aware of possible future problems without it getting your cardiac out of whack. Just in case this post has anything to do with what I ranted about recently, I don't stress, I just try to be aware. I do occasionally get upset with injustice to a class of people who are under that "middle class" label but well above the freeloader label and work their asses off to survive in this America, but get no recognition. They should not be looked down upon or ignored. They are our backbone! I'm really not trying to harsh your mellow, I'm just trying to mellow my harsh! :)

Reggie Hunnicutt said...

I had no idea about what was going on under my house. I don't go there and there was no sign that something was wrong. So, I didn't ignore what I didn't know.