All About Vanity…

This post is going to be about vanity and how we all think we are more important to others than we are. Thanks to my online friend Barbara Torris for the idea. Here is her quote that brought on this post.

I think it was Eleanor Roosevelt that said, “Don’t worry about what others think of you because they don’t.” It is good to remember that…the world is not looking at us most of the time.

Source: http://www.retireinstyleblog.com/2018/09/aging-when-is-rose-rose.html

Sometime in my self-illusions, I see RJsCorner solving the world’s problems. Well, not quite that extreme, but I do think I have some pretty serious views that will result in people storming the door of my corner to hear. In reality, I do have a couple hundred serious repeat viewers but I’m pretty sure they have no more influence in the scheme of things than I do.  RJsCorner could shut down tomorrow and the world would go on just the same without it.

Now don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with a small dose of vanity. It is a serious part of our dreams and everyone should have dreams even if they do for the most part go unrealized. It’s taking our vanity too seriously is what gets us gets in trouble. The perfect example of that is #CO3.

I can’t let this topic go by without mentioning one of my favorite female composers and singers of the 1970s and that is Carly Simon.  Her 1972 song “You’re So Vain” immediately came to mind when I started thinking about his topic.  Let’s close with a verse from that song:

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#CO3 = Current Oval Office Occupant

Listening To Your Favourite Music…

I2018-08-23_07-45-00.jpg know I have been more stressed out in the last 22 months than I probably have any time in my life. It is stressful to see the possible annihilation of our democracy unfold before your eyes.  It is pitiful to see the Oval Office occupied by a compulsive liar, cyberbullier, and narcissist. I couldn’t have imagined that possibility just a few years ago. I just can’t seem to be able to do much about my stress except to boycott every new source.  I have for the past couple months limited my contact to the political world to ten minutes a day. That helps but it is not enough. Being a political junkie who thinks it is important to stay informed that is about all I can do.

When I came across the quote here from my Facebook friends over at the Idealist, it showed me maybe why I can get no relief.  Being deaf makes even blasting my favourite music is totally ineffective. I sure do wish I could listen to Bob Dylan, Peter Paul & Mary, Don McClean, and Simon & Garfunkel.  I’m sure that would drain some of this anxiety built up inside me.  The last time I listened to any of them it was from those big black disks that kids today have absolutely no idea of what that is.

I do have several written lyrics from my favorite music that I pull out once in a while when I am absolutely alone and sing to myself. At least that helps a little 🙂

Always Looking…

I am always looking to add new features and sections here at RJsCorner.  Trying to improve everything in my life is what makes it ultimately satisfying.  In the same light, trying to hold on to eternal optimism is a BIG challenge given so much of what is happening in the world today.

I have vowed to back away from the ugly world of American politics and I think I have been substantially successful in that endeavor. I don’t want to jettison it entirely as that would be a personal copout to me.  I considered adding a topic of “#CO3’s Lie Of Today” but quickly found I would have to spend quite a bit of time studying the daily lies to decide the one that would be posted.  Here is an example of that:

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I have come to the conclusion that almost without exception when I see something he has said I believe the opposite.  The trouble with the idea of “Lie of the day” it that he would have too much attention here.

I wisely decided to scrap this idea, even though it was enticing to actually compile the untruth that comes from this narcissist’s lips.  Enough said, let’s get back to something more optimistic for tomorrow’s post.

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#CO3 = Current Oval Office Occupant