Thursday, July 14, 2022

Let go of what doesn't work

I accept when things I want to work, don't

Rechargeable batteries are great. I use them for lots of things, but I have stopped using them for certain things because they just don't work very well. In a SHTF situation, they'll get me through when the better options run out, but for now I'd rather stick with what works better.

My electric car was fun. It worked adequately for most things. It wouldn't work at all for other things. There wasn't any point in denying it. With recent gasoline prices, I have wished I still had that car for short trips, even with its shortcomings.

A few years ago I decided to try shampooing with baking soda and apple cider vinegar. It sounded like a good idea. I gave it a year, then went back to commercial shampoo because the baking soda and vinegar didn't actually work very well, even though I really wanted them to work. Maybe if you had nothing else, it would be an alternative.

I've given up on certain CC guns and holsters, I have given up on particular gardening strategies, I have given up on specific relationships, I have given up on so many projects that couldn't get any traction, and I have given up on many dreams. I'll give it my best try, but if something just isn't going to work, I can face the reality of the situation and move on.

I'm not so attached to things I want to work, that I can't face it when they don't. If liberty didn't work, I would ditch it and try something else. 

Statists don't seem capable of giving up on something that doesn't deliver what was promised. Maybe what they promise is not what they really want, and it delivers what they want. Maybe, it "works" for them even though it doesn't do what they claim it will do because that's not even their desire or goal. In that case, they could just be honest about it. But they won't because statism is based on lies.


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