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doing the most damage to EVERYTHING and EVERYWHERE! (Even especially here.)

That's my conclusion!

The whole world seems out of control and too many of us are trying to control what little personal space we can with too many rules, too many drugs, too much food, too many gods, too much money, too many guns, too many politicians, too many lawyers, too many bullies, too many bosses, too many sockpuppets, too many trolls, and too many Control Freaks out of control.


Less is More!

Have a great day:)

Feel free to add your control freak quirk or complaint.

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  •  Tip Jar (5+ / 0-)

    "Time is for careful people, not passionate ones."

    "Life without emotions is like an engine without fuel."

    by roseeriter on Fri Jun 08, 2012 at 02:41:45 AM PDT

  •  Accidents will happen. (5+ / 0-)

    Typically I'm reading a few things at once when on line. Like now. So here is this from a much longer and thoughtfully dense essay of William Neil's over at Campaign for America's Future. No,you both aren't saying precisely the same thing,but I'd say you are both on to something(s).

    ... That’s the organizing theme of one of my favorite books, Hellfire Nation: The Politics of Sin in American History (2003), by James A. Morone. Morone’s answer, especially when things go wrong economically, is that most of the time, due to our Protestant religious heritage, we blame the sinful individual, not the “system.” In the case of AA, it is the drinker who must take personal responsibility for getting into trouble before being accepted by the supporting community of former drinkers. No matter how one lost one’s last job, all the unfairness, the high unemployment rate, it’s no use to blame the system for one’s drinking, you have to change yourself. Fair enough, most of us would say.

    But what about seeing the long history of excessive American drinking as just one more example of many other forms of persistent addiction: alcohol, drugs, gambling, sex, sports, shopping, eating, dieting, exercise, web-surfing, hand-held electronics gazing…speculating in the markets? Without for one moment eliminating personal responsibility from the equation, might not this list, which could go on for pages, say something else about American life besides its remarkable production of so many seemingly weak-willed individuals – in a nation of headstrong entrepreneurs? Could all these addictive behaviors be part of a pattern, of a search for what’s missing from the intensively competitive economic order? Isn’t the perennial search for community by so many parties a clue that something might be wrong, be missing in the broader society and its economy? Do not the personal dynamics of “the binge” and then the “withdrawal” seem to mirror the psychology of the manic market in its cycles of booms and busts? ....

    "George RR Martin is not your bitch" ~~ Neil Gaiman

    by tardis10 on Fri Jun 08, 2012 at 03:09:15 AM PDT

    •  Synchronicity or serendipity or coincidence? (3+ / 0-)
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      Having just turned 60 I've been off line and in an observation-thinking mode and watching the control freaks in my family got me to thinking- my 80 yr old dad is mad that he can't control the weather (or his weakening body), my dear daughter wants to control everything that goes into one's mouth, in their pocketbook, etc., etc (my 7 yr old grandson is starting to rebel-he has NO freedoms..)

      just two examples of many of Control freaks close to me and then I saw it EVERYWHERE...

      "Time is for careful people, not passionate ones."

      "Life without emotions is like an engine without fuel."

      by roseeriter on Fri Jun 08, 2012 at 03:21:47 AM PDT

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  •  I don't know who said it, but, (4+ / 0-)
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    roseeriter, tardis10, Jane Lew, marleycat

    You're looking for sanity in an insane situation.

    Hang in there.

    "The first duty of a revolutionist is to get away with it.". Abbie Hoffman

    by Joes Steven on Fri Jun 08, 2012 at 03:23:45 AM PDT

  •  It's the passive-aggressive control freaks (3+ / 0-)
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    roseeriter, tardis10, CFAmick

    that drive me crazy. They thrive on the confusion and uncertainty they create when they refuse to live by the rules they expect the rest of of to live by. When you never know what to expect from one of these people it creates a kind of paralysis in you, which is their way of controlling you. I've learned to forge ahead nonetheless, and deal with the inevitable whining after the fact.

    A society grows great when old men plant trees in whose shade they know they shall never sit. - Greek proverb

    by marleycat on Fri Jun 08, 2012 at 04:15:27 AM PDT

    •  BINGO! (2+ / 0-)
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      I agree--'did I do that?'  

      "Time is for careful people, not passionate ones."

      "Life without emotions is like an engine without fuel."

      by roseeriter on Fri Jun 08, 2012 at 04:59:42 AM PDT

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    •  I tell myself (1+ / 0-)
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      that life isn't about avoiding hits, it's about getting hit and getting back up again. So, a random person is going to complain? Don't avoid the hit, take the hit. That's life.

      The secret to dealing with whiners is to be more aggressive than them. Stare at them blankly. Say, "Just stop." Etc.

      "A cynical, mercenary, demagogic press will produce in time a people as base as itself." - Joseph Pulitzer

      by CFAmick on Fri Jun 08, 2012 at 10:15:39 AM PDT

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  •  Dictating to control freaks? (3+ / 0-)
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    roseeriter, native, marleycat

    I don't like control freaks either, but I make no attempt to lay down the law or try and control them!!!!!

    I have my techniques with control freaks: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.  It drives them batty.  It works even better on the OCD folks!!!

    The ones that get me are the complainers!!!   I really, really hate all that moaning and bitching.  Why can't they just stop?  Truely, there is nothing more obnoxious than the constant complaining.  It's like fingernails on a chalkboard, or like sand in the steamed clams.  Some complainers go on forever, and it is so tiresome.  Complainers are the worst.

    "The fool doth think he is wise: the wise man knows himself to be a fool" - W. Shakespeare

    by Hugh Jim Bissell on Fri Jun 08, 2012 at 06:42:17 AM PDT

  •  i agree (1+ / 0-)
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    Live and let live.

    Bad is never good until worse happens

    by dark daze on Fri Jun 08, 2012 at 07:00:03 AM PDT

  •  Life rolls along like a river (2+ / 0-)
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    roseeriter, marleycat

    changing by the minute. There's a rhythm and flow to it that's bigger than any of us, even though we're part of it. Some people are always struggling against the current for one reason or another.

    They just don't trust that current, cause you never know which way it's gonna turn or how fast it's gonna go. It scares the shit out of them and they'd be happier if life was like a pond or a swamp. So they are constantly building up up dams and sluices and whatnot.

    Which works pretty well sometimes, for a while.

    "Here's another nice mess you've gotten me into." - Oliver Hardy

    by native on Fri Jun 08, 2012 at 08:31:52 AM PDT

    •  I like that. Go with the flow and for an added (1+ / 0-)
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      reminder I like the Serenity Prayer..

      "Time is for careful people, not passionate ones."

      "Life without emotions is like an engine without fuel."

      by roseeriter on Fri Jun 08, 2012 at 08:34:49 AM PDT

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