Come out and play

spades and buckets on sand

Leave your phones at home and come out and play. I’m so glad I’m not a kid these days. We didn’t have any of these smartphones. We went out and play. We were outside for hours. We used to play outdoor games like hide and seek. We weren’t obsessed with gadgets like kids seems to be today. It’s a shame mobiles have taken over peoples lives. You see people walking or cycling with their phones in their hands. There must be something really important so their own safety is secondary importance. What is even worse is parents giving phones to small children. What will kids do with gadgets anyway? Kids should be out playing. They’re only children once. The rest of their lives they have time to play with their phones. It’s really up to the parents to teach their kids that phones are just a tool and it shouldn’t take over a life. Mobiles are a poor host.

The world is out there and not in smartphones. It seems smartphones makes people stupid. Everyone should have a rule when it comes to phones, do not use one while driving, cycling or walking. In China, they have made a lane for those mobile walkers. It looks so stupid when they play with their phones while walking. They should have a lane like that here too. People really are pathetic. I wonder if they realise how addicted they are to their phones. Soon people can’t communicate face to face at all. Then introverts are called anti-social. People addicted to their phones are the ones being anti-social. Some people have the wrong idea of what a phone is used for. It is a blessing and a curse. I feel really sorry for those who can’t be away from their phones. You always see some young person listening to music on their phone while being outside. The best music is nature sounds and they will never experience it with their headphones on. They miss a lot of it because of that. They don’t even leave their phones when they go to the forest.

It’s really disrespecting if a person rather be on their phones than talking to you. Phones should really stop working when you’re in traffic or talking to someone. No one has invented such thing yet. Someone really should. Maybe someday some smart person who is experts in technology will get a realisation. Maybe people are on their phones a lot so they don’t miss anything. But you don’t have to know everything. You don’t need to find out things you don’t really need. I rather go outside and play, than be obsessed with knowledge. If I want to know something, I use a computer. I don’t like these so-called smartphones. Even using my tablet gets me annoyed. Call me old school but I already had my current mobile for at least 10 years and it’s still working like a charm. Phones these days break too easily and the battery is dead after one day. I don’t need anything fancy anyway. Phones are made for making calls and possible text messaging. The rest is just an unnecessary mess. Some use the phone to play when it there are so much more important things to do. There is a life outside it so come out a play and leave your phone at home.

You “smelly cat”

This is my biggest pet peeve, SMOKING.

Smoking is the most disgusting habit there is. You can’t go anywhere in peace without meeting these stick sucking addicts. You can’t even sit on your own balcony when they come out to pollute the air. Worst are hot summers when you want to sit outside. They don’t even seem to know what the smell is like. But how could they, they’ve become immune to it. They think they have the right to smoke where ever they go. They’re the most selfish people on this earth. Because of them, non-smokers have to live on their terms. Then smokers dare to complain that it’s the non-smokers that complain about smoking. Excuse me but it’s not our fault that you’re stupid enough to start smoking in the first place.
Smokers complain why they can’t smoke where they want. They think they’re being unfairly treated in their own country. But what to expect from nicotine addicts anyway. All they care about is where to get their next fix. It’s a drug but the effect is milder. Then they throw their butts everywhere. They don’t seem to know or care how much poison a cigarette has. Nice to take a walk in the park (or forest) and see these butts on the ground. Disgusting.

The worst smokers are parents. It’s seems smoking are more important than their kids health. If you’re having kids, smoking should be stopped for good. It won’t help if you keep that stick away from the kids. They will still be affected. When I see parents smoking in front of they’re kids, I feel sorry for them. They will become addicted the same way their parents have. Not to mention having health problems. Being a passive smoker is more unhealthy than smoking.

I’ve heard and read many excuses why not quit the habit. One say, it’s socializing. Other say it’s fun. The 3rd say, they’re too old to quit. Then there are those that are afraid there gonna get addicted to something else. Any excuse so they don’t have to do anything about it. It’s just laziness. There is help so why not seek it. I’ve known people who have stopped smoking and they have said, they had felt much better. If they have started again, that I don’t know. Some won’t stop no matter how sick they are.
There are people who doesn’t want to stop smoking. They’re too addicted. They rather suffer from illness than live a smoke free life. They have no respect for life whatsoever. If that’s not selfish, I don’t know what is. If they don’t care about their own health, why would they care for others.

There’s so many good things being a non-smoker. You save money. You’re teeth doesn’t become yellow. You smell better. You don’t have to go out when it’s cold or raining. You can taste food better. You’re healthy. You’re clothes doesn’t smell. You’re not chained to an addiction. You’re free. There’s a lot of good things.

If you really need a bad habit why not try something that doesn’t smell bad. How about something healthy for a change? Maybe start a hobby. Or maybe you do want cancer or any other illness. Maybe that’s fun to have. We all gonna die but I rather live a healthy life then a life with a smoke in my mouth. Quitting something is never easy but what is.

You only live once and I want to make the most of it without having to suffer from other people’s bad-smelling habits. If you want to quit, don’t be a quitter.