As with an early quote attributed to Morgan Freeman, my little brother, unknown to him, linked a quote from “Bill Cosby”…if you have read it before please skip over.
Bill Cosby “I’m 83 and Tired”
I’m 83. Except for brief period in the 50’s when I was doing my National
Service, I’ve worked hard since I was 17. Except for some some serious
health challenges, I put in 50-hour weeks, and didn’t call in sick in nearly
40 years. I made a reasonable salary, but I didn’t inherit my job or my
income, and I worked to get where I am. Given the economy, it looks as
though retirement was a bad idea, and I’m tired. Very tired.
I’m tired of being told that I have to “spread the wealth” to people who
don’t have my work ethic. I’m tired of being told the government will take
the money I earned, by force if necessary, and give it to people too lazy
to earn it.
I’m tired of being told that Islam is a “Religion of Peace,” when every day I
can read dozens of stories of Muslim men killing their sisters, wives and
daughters for their family “honor”; of Muslims rioting over some slight
offense; of Muslims murdering Christian and Jews because they aren’t
“believers”; of Muslims burning schools for girls; of Muslims stoning
teenage rape victims to death for “adultery”; of Muslims mutilating the
genitals of little girls; all in the name of Allah, because the Qur’an and
Shari’a law tells them to.
I’m tired of being told that out of “tolerance for other cultures” we must let
Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries use our oil money to fund mosques
and Madrasa Islamic schools to preach hate in Australia , New Zealand ,
UK, America and Canada , while no one from these countries are allowed to
fund a church, synagogue or religious school in Saudi Arabia or any other
Arab country to teach love and tolerance..
I’m tired of being told I must lower my living standard to fight global
warming, which no one is allowed to debate.
I’m tired of being told that drug addicts have a disease, and I must help
support and treat them, and pay for the damage they do. Did a giant germ
rush out of a dark alley, grab them, and stuff white powder up their noses
or stick a needle in their arm while they tried to fight it off?
I’m tired of hearing wealthy athletes, entertainers and politicians of all
parties talking about innocent mistakes, stupid mistakes or youthful
mistakes, when we all know they think their only mistake was getting
caught. I’m tired of people with a sense of entitlement, rich or poor.
I’m really tired of people who don’t take responsibility for their lives and
actions. I’m tired of hearing them blame the government, or discrimination
or big-whatever for their problems.
I’m also tired and fed up with seeing young men and women in their teens and
early 20’s be-deck them selves in tattoos and face studs, thereby making
themselves unemployable and claiming money from the Government.
Yes, I’m damn tired. But I’m also glad to be 83.. Because, mostly, I’m not
going to have to see the world these people are making. I’m just sorry for
my granddaughter and their children. Thank God I’m on the way out and not
on the way in.
There is no way this will be widely publicized, unless each of us
sends it on!
This is your chance to make a difference.
” I’m 83 and I’m tired. If you don’t agree you are part of the problem
Humm…?? Indeed. I’m going to throw a guess out there that it was not written by someone who is 83 years old. I have to hope that by the time you reach that age that you are not swayed by such things that only can be grabbed from sensational news sources…..I’m guessing it was a tech savvy just out of college, living in their basement, with a useless degree burning a hole in their pocket….that’s my guess. They are viewing this world with an entirely different set of eyes than me…and I feel for them…mostly I feel sorry for them. Let me tell you the future I see…..
Every day I am lucky to see people working toward becoming truly better versions of themselves…..I witness it first hand when someone accomplishes something they never thought possible…do you hear me...I see that on a daily basis…that is miraculous…….I’m greeted by hundreds of posts a week about people looking for the right way to eat, the right way to train, the right way to live…..we live in an age right now where information will soon turn into the only form of currency and I must say (though I’m not religious) I feel blessed to be doing what I do, and seeing/ running into so many wonderful people who are striving to help people in ways that I’m so ignorant of. Some of them I would just love to sit and listen to….The Chris Nentarz, Matt Meyer, and Rich Brown’s of the worlds…there are so many more names I could list….
As far as some of the Complaints that the false Mr. Cosby spoke of above…….Muslim hate….what a tired viewpoint…some of the most honest, classy, kind, and loving people I know are Muslims…..and I am looking forward to a time in our civilization, when like the Dalai lama, we can look at each other as we truly are, one in the same…..that time will come…the time will come when we revert back to taking care of ourselves….and our own communities…..I just hope I am around long enough to see it. And if not, I know that I will breathe these hopes and wants and dreams into my own children so that they may have a similar outlook, and hope for their future…..As I look at that above one more time I can’t help but feel sorry for that person..imagine if they are 83 and feel that way…what a waste…why not take the time to write something motivating, inspiring…something that will move people to think better, act better, love better…..after “83” years I would think that you could craft a much more compelling call to action than that…..at any rate….let’s take the high road and expect greatness from our society…..