Wednesday, October 17, 2007

New Direction

I've made a decision. (Insert applause - I'll wait.)

This blog is going in a new direction, something more concrete than just the 2 lies and a truth game - which will still be ongoing. I am basing it on those stupid Dove Promises Messages (DPM). Some of them are amazingly insightful - ok one or two, but the rest are just waiting for someone to make fun of them.

That someone is me.

DPM #1: Get your feet massaged
This is very good advice. Everyone should do this at least once. Now, I know you are scoffing at the very idea, citing it as a waste of money and time but hear me out. In the United States, adults are always on the go. In fact, we often neglect our health, dreams, friends and hobbies in search of money, fame or some other ambition you can't take with you. If once a week - heck, once a month! - we took twenty minutes for ourselves for something as simple, pain-relieving, ultimately relaxing and self-indulgent as a foot massage, I think we'd be happier people and more able to focus on the important things. It's very hard to think about work, stressful situations at home, money problems or global warming when your feet are getting massaged. Try it sometime - you'll be amazed.

DPM #2: There's no excuse not to dream
Well... to a certain extent this is true. You should always have goals or life becomes predictable and boring. But that's not what this says, it says there is no excuse not to dream. Like you can control it, right? I mean, daydreams sure - those you can turn on and off and honestly, you shouldn't be daydreaming... you have work to do. But honest-to-goodness dreams, those aren't exactly on the pick and choose menu. You either fall asleep and dream or you don't and sometimes you just don't remember doing it. What if you're drugged and it's a medically induced sleep? How about the mother who is getting two hours of sleep every day with a newborn and struggling for the energy to lift a spoon of cereal into her mouth? Those aren't excuses, they are physical realities. Sometimes, a dream is overrated and the sleep is much more worthwhile. What then Mister-Smarty-Pants-Dove-Message-Writer? Huh?

Those are the DPMs for today. I'll do a couple more tomorrow and see how this goes. It could be fun or it could be a disaster. Either way, we'll learn something.

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