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Monday, February 17, 2014


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Being born and raised when the world was a far simpler age I found most things didn't need a manual.

It was the days when the "Shade tree mechanic" was where we took our car to get it fixed if we were too lazy to do it ourselves.

If we wanted to dig, the pick and shovel were not too complicated.

Our horse power came with four legs and bridle reins.

Then comes this age of confusion where everything was powered by gas or electricity and a flood tide of new inventions came on the scene.

Now why did we need a machine to wash and dry our clothes?  We had a wash tub, a rub board and a clothes line.  After all these years the end result is just the same, clean clothes.  

As soon as we were shamed into buying the washer and dryer all kinds of problems rose up.  Where to put them, the power and water and sewer hook ups which cost a pretty penny and to top it of we didn't know how to turn them on.

I went down to the store where we bought them and talked to the salesman and he said I should read the manual.

When I asked him what that was he looked at me as if I was crazy.  After three months of just looking at them machines, my wife finally kept reading those manuals till she figured out to operate them.

Actually after reading them over and over she invited a neighbor show her how they worked.

After reading those books once I vowed never to read another one for though I could read most of the words I didn't know what they meant and the pictures didn't help.

Now you may make fun of me but some people do the same thing when it comes to living their lives.  They think they don't need to read 'The Book of Life" to find out how they should live.

They think they can figure it out as they go along or friends will help them. Talk about the blind leading the blind.

Today I try to figure out how new stuff works without reading the instruction for several reasons; some of it is confusion and I have to study it.

Another is I'm too busy or I'm just too lazy and to do so is an insult to my intelligence.

When I look at how some people live I can tell they haven't read the how to live book for they have put things together wrong.

Seems they are too smart to be dumb enough to get it right or they don't realize that they need the instructions plainly laid out in "The Book"

Click HERE to Check out an article written in the Cleveland Daily Banner   


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