In 2007 Make it the Truth or Nothing!

I am going to end 2006 with one final thought. I am going to suggest that you make 2007 the beginning of a life of honesty. Don’t be insulting, don’t be argumentative, don’t be in your face and don’t be wishy washy; just be honest. Don’t do things that will make you want to lie about them and don’t fear saying it like it is with friends and family.

We are all together in this thing called life and we can make this world a better place one truth at a time.

You can also stop hurting people by contributing to their self harm. What do I mean by that? I mean you can stop lighting your “friends” cigarettes. You can stop preparing grossly unhealthy meals for your overweight family members. If people want to harm themselves, so be it; but you should not help them hurt themselves. Don’t fool yourself, you are not being a friend by buying the bacon for your husband who is fifty pounds over weight and you are not being a friend by picking up a carton of smokes for your wife while you are out. I have told many people that if I even gave them a match to light their cigarette they should worry about how I feel about them. And you know what…I am a good friend to my fellow smokers. I can’t stop my friends from harming themselves but I can go to bed each night knowing that I did not play a role in harming them.

You can also have a heart to heart with your buddy who may be involved in a bad relationship. Don’t tell him or her that their relationship is bad, just tell them what specific things you notice that disturb you enough to worry. If my friends did this for me I would have saved two years of surreal lunacy!

Anyway, you can take my advice with a grain of salt or you can try to use it as inspiration. In my opinion having people who are willing to be honest and caring around you makes it easier for you to be the same. But it has to start somewhere, so why not with you?

Now you people go and have a peaceful new year. I have to run out and get a carton of Smokes for George W. Bush and a case of bacon for Dick Cheney! That’s my New Years gift to the world! Think about it!

5 Responses to “In 2007 Make it the Truth or Nothing!”

  1. Sean says:

    Jesse

    You are one caring humanbeing! We really could use more people like you. People that are not affrai to talk about the truth and what is really going on. Thank you and keep up the great work

    Sean

  2. Jesse says:

    Sean,
    I am humbled.
    Thank you.
    Peace,
    Jesse

  3. sinjohn says:

    Thanks for the subject matter.

    Truth has been in short supply in this country for a very long time.

    Americans are way too tolerant of official lying, I hope we have learned that lesson, but I seriously doubt it.

    Jessie, I will confess to you that I smoke. Have tried to quit multiple times. Every time I do, my brain turns to mush and I am incapable of functioning. In my research, I discovered that quitting is next to impossible for some people, generally women who started smoking in their teens.

    As it happens, I am one of those women and I started smoking daily right around the time that the Tobacco pushers were fiddling with the Nicotine levels in smoking products.

    However, I do take responsibility for this horrible addiction by not smoking in public places. I don’t even smoke in my own house and I never ask anyone for a light.

    If I could find a way to quit, without becoming a mush-brain for months, believe me I would.

    But thanks for the thought, God Bless you and yours in the New Year.

    May truth be the word in 2007

  4. Jesse says:

    Sinjohn,

    I was not condemning smokers, I was just asking the people who care about those who smoke to really care about them. Trust me, they are not showing love by giving you a light. I just tried to show them the light about that:-)

    Peace,
    Jesse (Not Jessie - fyi)

  5. Seger says:

    Hey Jesse, Great point on smokers. I never felt you condemned me in Chicago when you busted my balls about smoking. I did respect your request not to smoke next to you. Caring and condemning are two different things. We should care about those who smoke and condemn those who make it legal to sell and grow.

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