“Truth always rests with the minority … because the minority is generally formed by those who really have an opinion, while the strength of a majority is illusory, formed by the gangs who have no opinion.”
~~~~~~ Søren Kierkegaard
This quote came across my news feed yesterday and it did with very auspicious timing. People: if you lie, please make sure you continue to tell the same story. Do not change it when it suits you because there are people who pay attention to what you said and catch you in your lies. Lies disgust me.
I realize not too many people pay attention to what other people say these days and maybe I should not, but I do and I cannot help it.
“When you adopt the standards and the values of someone else, you surrender your own integrity [and] become, to the extent of your surrender, less of a human being.”
So, in an effort to continue with my resolution to write without negativity, I will leave the above as it stands. I do not adopt the standards and values of most people, I abide by the ones that I can live with and try really, really hard to not tell lies because I know darned well there are some people that pay attention and realize the truth. Plus, why lie? To protect my reputation? To make things seem better than they are? Why?
We made it through the ice yesterday. It got warm enough so that I was able to defrost all water tanks and bowls and everyone had fresh water to drink before the end of the day. I should be able to defrost them again today, but this may be it for the next three or four days. They keep reducing the morning temperatures. Tomorrow is going to be 3 degrees; Friday -1. We do not have negative temperatures here in North Carolina! As it was, the heat pump barely turned off yesterday. As I write this, it is off right now and the silence is most appreciative.
They postponed school until 11 this morning which means one of my classes will not meet at all. I had planned work days for both classes anyway, but I do not know how much work I’ll be able to get done. I need to be careful where I go so I do not get stuck and it is going to be horribly cold to be out even today. I’ll do what I can. It will warm up one day.
Until later …