The World Needs To Slow Down

The world is moving way to fast. It seem like life on most days is just passing us all by. I get up, got to work, and if I am lucky I might get to spend a couple of usually interrupted hours at home with my wife
But seriously, there has to be a way to slow the days down just a bit so we can enjoy the time we are here in this great planet we call earth! As a blue collar worker and a professional at the same time I can speak from experience when I say that this society and the people in it are struggling to make schedules! You see I am a professional truck driver, I like to refer myself as a Transportation Engineer! My wife gets pretty irritated when I refer myself that way but hey….I call it like I see it!

For example, just today as I was leaving town to go deliver this load, I was traveling a two lane road and the posted speed limit was 45! I was traveling at 55 and this asshole in a SUV passed me at about 65 mph but he did it on a double yellow line. And I thought, really, is life moving that fast that you have to take deadly chances? And believe me, this is a daily thing!

I can remember back when I was a kid, all the stores were closed on Sundays. We were able to actually sit down at the dinner table and have family time. I really long for those days because I believe that society has this in such a mess that most families beds at least few and sometimes 3 incomes to make it in this economy! Also back years ago we never had to worry about safety issues for our kids. I was able to stay out pretty much until bedtime and was able to go anywhere in my neighborhood without fear of any kind! It is so sad that my kids had to grow up in the society and environment that they did because I believe they would have been so much happier back in my generation!

I am always looking for ways to make money, my wife and I both work a full time job and to be honest I usually put in 14 to 16 hours per day! We also have a small vending route that I work two day per month and we cut grass for people who are not able to cut it themselves for various reasons. The grass cutting is done at a discounted rate! So all in all I usually stay very busy and always try to stay ahead of this weak economy!

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