You Must Give Up

Posted in Commodity Wisdom, Politics by chamblee54 on October 26, 2012

There was a tasteful graphic on facebook, 10 things you must give up to move forward. PG wanted the list in text form. Mr. Google was consulted, and a text source of the list appeared.

The hosting site had an ad for Romney-Ryan. “Obamacare is wrong and I’ll repeal it” – Mitt Romney 
A CLEAR CHOICE  CONTRIBUTE  Paid for by Romney Victory, Inc.

The google query got 90 million results. There are a lot of people who want to tell you how to live your life. This particular motivator then gives us, as his number one disposable. “1. Letting the opinions
of others control your life.”

The top result at Google was by the apparent author of the list, Marc Chernoff. He is a partner at a blog, Marc and Angel Hack Life. The motto is Practical Tips for Productive Living. There is a menu at the bottom of the page: Ads by Google, Positive Quotes, Quotes on Happiness, Life Quotes, Positive Thinking.

Marc and Angel are purveyors of commodity wisdom. The last five posts are 12 Things You Should Know for Sure, 30 Simple Ways to Simplify Your Life, 9 Habits of Super Positive People, 10 Things Winners Do Differently, and 10 Ways to Break Your Own Heart. That is a total of 71 items. If you apply all of them today, you get a volume discount.

The home page today has the Romney Ryan ad below the first post. Other ads include “The November 14 day kindness challenge,” Trans Union credit monitoring, and a small business seminar. The most productive/conductive ad is a link to a facebook page, Charmin Vote 2012. Consumers are invited to cast a vote for either Charmin Ultra Soft, or Charmin Ultra Strong.

For those who came to Chamblee 54 looking for advice on how to run your life, So that nobody thinks their time has been wasted, here are 10 Things You Must Give Up to Move Forward
1. Letting the opinions of others control your life.
2. The shame of past failures.
3. Being indecisive about what you want.
4. Procrastinating on the goals that matter to you.
5. Choosing to do nothing.
6. Your need to be right.
7. Running from problems that should be fixed.
8. Making excuses rather than decisions.
9. Overlooking the positive points in your life.
10. Not appreciating the present moment.

Pictures are from The Library of Congress.

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