THE TIMES THEY ARE A’CHANGIN’

THE TIMES, THEY ARE A’CHANGIN’!

Sometimes, it seems kinda funny, the things I hear on the radio. Like, today, I heard that a college in Tennessee, during freshman week, had the students introduce themselves, with their name, the town they were from, and the pronoun they wished to be used when referring to them. Gender identity. Come on! Do we really want to make life that complicated?

I remember when guys my age (olden days) first started wearing an earring. One ear only, but it was very important which ear you chose. (Anyone remember the rules?) Then guys started using eye makeup. All I could think of, at the time, was, WHY? Why, when it was so simple to be a guy, did anyone want to make it more complicated?

I am tired of being told constantly what I can and can’t say, how certain words may offend, how we have to be sensitive to the feelings of everyone. I haven’t been able to pinpoint the amendment that guarantees the right to not be offended, but we really aren’t using the Constitution that much any more, so there probably is some law somewhere.

Maybe I’m just lazy. When I was in college, I had really long hair, and I vowed that I would always have long hair. But now, my wife cuts my hair, and I tell her to cut it really short. You know why? Because, when I get up in the morning, two brush strokes, and I’m done. No gel, nothing. Simple. Just the way I like it.

I like to have discussions, debates, arguments, all to stretch my mind, and to let me help stretch yours. When you are talking to me, you can call me anything you want, hate what I say, love what I say, or think I am stupid. I promise, offending me is not a problem. I have covered a whole range of stupid in my own life, and some of it still leaks out every once in a while.

But isn’t life funny?

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