February 25, 2016
I can’t say it’s been a good day because I’m sick like a dog (I wonder who invented this expression) but I can’t say it’s been a bad day because I actually had some fun.
Not so much fun when I called the doctor office to cancel my appointment tomorrow and after I rambled on and on to find out that I dialed the wrong number and I was giving my bank a very detailed report on my health.
However, my daughter managed to keep me entertained. She studies history of China right now and she is full of information.
The most interesting fact I found out was that in 1901, when the dowager empress declared simultaneously war to the greatest 11 powers in the world, the allied armies negotiated the night when they were supposed to invade Beijing.
They decided to start marching towards the city at four a.m. The Japanese, in the end, made the decision to leave at 3 a.m. to prove to the Europeans, which they thought inferior, that they were stronger and more powerful.
After a while, still marching they saw the British troops before them and they approached them angrily: “You are not honest,” the Japanese said, “you said 4 a.m.”. The English answered: “Never mind. The Germans are way ahead.”
It’s been over a century since then. However, that state of things rings true even today. It doesn’t seem that humankind learnt too much.
We flew to the Moon and we sent probes to research the Universe but we haven’t learnt to really collaborate one with the other. One must always prove that they are smarter and faster and more powerful. One must always come ahead. I think that, in the end, that’s the stamp of humankind, stripping humanity of the human beings.
At least thus, we know where we stand one with the other. As I know that Rex will always consider the moon and the stars his mortal enemies and he will never cease to furiously bark at them.
Constants in life might bring safety and balance in thinking but sometimes they hinder progress – or at least progress the way I see it.
I might be wrong, though, and getting philosophical at midnight might prove less helpful in the long run. Sometimes pondering too much upon some topics may lead only to migraines and stress and will require more effort to regain balance in the end.
Anyway, Rex has already drunk his milk before bed and prepared for bed. I will take the lead from him as tomorrow I start working earlier than usually. And maybe, just maybe, tomorrow I’ll feel better and be able to offer you something more to chew.
See you again and be well, wherever you are!
Born sometime in the past century, living in the 21st century.
Sometimes I have good ideas... (what do you think?)
Sometimes fascinating guests!
(that for sure!)
Sometimes I have to share some of my frustrations,..
(not too tempting, huh!)
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