Today, I managed to do something really stupid. I was in a hurry driving home after last minute shopping. And was running late, I didn’t take the time to put my seatbelt on. This is something I have been telling everyone else to do, because I lost a young friend in a accident, not wearing a seatbelt. I was pull over by a police officer. It’s a fast way to spend $100. Ugh!
I was reading this earlier and have a few laughs. Remember when you do stupid things, don’t be ashamed or angry at yourself. Look for ways to laugh at yourself. I did and even though I have a fine to pay what’s done is done. No used to cry now.
Here’s some ways indicating not being to bright things people have done that are very creative. By Preston Van Deursen. I have listed them:
He’s a few clowns short of a circus.
He’s a few fries short of a happy meal.
A few peas short of a casserole.
He doesn’t have all his cornflakes in one box.
His antenna doesn’t pick up all the channels.
His belt go through all the hoops.
His elevator doesn’t go all the way to the top.
He is several cards short of a full deck.
I especially like this one because I tell that to myself, while I’m laughing.
If I had a brain, it would be very lonely.
Missing a few buttons on his remote control.
The lights are on but nobody’s home.
I’m sure you might know a few more.
Have you ever noticed that sometimes we do really dumb things Why do we do things like that? Did you know there’s actually a parable Jesus talks about in the Bible? I came across this today, I’ve been studying parables in the Bible. This was Jesus’ way of teaching lessons.
A a Farmer sowed good seed in his field. But, while he was sleeping, an enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat. When the wheat spouted, the weeds also appeared. The farmers workers asked Sir, didn’t you sow good seed in your field? Where did the weeds come from?
An enemy, replied the farmer. His workers asked Do you want us to go and pull them up?
The farmer relied No, because when you pull the weeds you may root up the good wheat as well. Let both grow together until the harvest. At that time we will collect the weeds and tie them in huddles to be burned- then we will gather the wheat and bring it into my barn.
The implication of the parable is clear- There are good and bad folks. The good come from God, and the bad from the devil. One day there will be a time when the good are separated from the bad.
The act of sowing weeds in another mans field as a form of revenge was common in Jesus’ day there were no laws prohibiting it. Wheat and tires look identical until they ripen, as which point the wheat heads look’s different from the weed.
Too bad though, if you turnout to be a weed, rather than wheat. That is the plain straight forward message of this parable. But, there is an issue that this parable does not address.
Some good people sometimes do stupid things. Our experience tells us that life is not as simple as this parable indicates. We are not people in white hats who always do good things and folks in Black hats who always do bad things. ( please this is not at all racial, just an example of any good or bad person in general) sometimes people in white hats sometimes make dreadful bad choices.
If your a Country music fan and know the name “George Jones.” He had an accident and was nearly killed in an automobile because he was talking on his cells phone. When the news first came out, many of his fans probably assumed that George was off the wagon again. If you listen to his music he sings about his life often.
Along with George Jones’ talents and genius comes a dark side. Jones had a reputation for wild living and self-destructive behavior. In the past he struggled with a serious addiction to alcohol and drugs. His addictions were so
His addictions were so bad that he would do literally anything to fuel his habit. At one time George was almost outwitted by his wife Tammy Wynette. To keep him away from the local bar. Tammy took George’s car keys. But George’s determination to feed his addiction won out. He hopped on his riding lawnmower and rides miles to the nearest bar. He wrote about this in all his songs. In my book that’s pretty honest if you can do stupid things and write about it for the world to hear.
Why good people allow themselves to get trapped in crazy patterns of behavior is beyond our understanding. Where does such behavior come from? Can we get of the hook by saying “The devil made me do it?” Is it genetic?
I don’t know the answer to that but we do and say stupid things. I think sometimes a have a “brain fart” and I forgot to think in that moment.
What ever happens to us, when we do something stupid, it happens to all of us. If it’s not a catastrophic event. Take time to laugh it off, it’s not worth ruining your day and life for, learn from it and move on.