An optimist thinks we live in the best of all possible worlds. A pessimist fears that it’s true.
Adaptive Curmudgeons like to focus on the little things that make life better. The following things are modern miracles which we should be thankful for every damn day!
- Cheap plentiful food.
- Air conditioning.
- Ice cold beer in August.
- Four wheel drive.
- The Internet.
- Pizza delivery.
- 24/7 electricity.
- Modern medicine.
- Peaceful elections (even if we have to choose between a dipstick and a jackoff).
Don’t believe me? Try this; drive a on old station wagon without air conditioning across Texas to find two jars of peanut butter which cost $87.50 each. Drink beer which got hot in the back of the car. Then turn north and drive the same station wagon over Lolo pass in a snowstorm (have fun chaining it up or just plunge off a cliff, it’s your choice). Once you get to your cabin (which has no internet because you didn’t padlock it and someone ripped the copper wires out to sell on e-bay for crack money) just sit in the dark because the power is off. Meanwhile you’re dying of tuberculosis while a battery powered radio is reporting that Baltimore is suffering from “political upheaval” because a contested election between a dipstick with an army and a jackoff with a secret police organization got interesting.
None of this is going to get your pizza to you while the cheese is still hot.
See, our world is positively gleaming by comparison.