SAVE THE DATE AND PLEASE COME: Sunday, June 2, 2013 – 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. LOCATION: LOUISVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY
LOCAL AUTHORS WILL SPEAK, ANSWER QUESTIONS, AND SELL THEIR BOOKS! I will be there, and I hope to meet and chat with you all.
________________________________________________________________________ Now on to the thoughts of the day:
- Why is everything Epic right now?
- Why are we so obsessed with Hoarders right now?
Currently, there are 1.2 million people in the USA who suffer from compulsive hoarding. That’s 1 in 300 people! Wow! I watch Hoarders on T.V. while I’m cleaning out clutter. It’s that motivation that keeps my sanity, and our house free from crazy clutter. I do know this: I don’t want my child to come home one day and discover that a stack of newspapers has fallen on me and killed me, and the dog has chewed off my ear….
I do understand that hoarding is a form of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, but I still can’t fathom how anyone can live in such massive clutter and filth without others noticing. Are we so busy in our lives, that we don’t want to notice, or are these people really, really good at hiding their disorder? As a so-called civilized society, we value our privacy, but when does privacy become a hindrance to protecting our loved ones? I submit that it is everyone’s responsibility to take care of the very young, the old, and the infirmed. I believe that a hoarder can be classified as infirmed.
If someone cannot take care of the home that they are in, why are we, the children, setting them up in this home without help? Don’t you think that even though the adults were horrible to you as a child, it’s still your responsibility as a family member to be the more mature adult, and help them get out of a dangerous situation, even though that family member is still horrible to you?
I know that it’s hard to seek professional help for a disorder that’s so personal and weird to us. But, sometimes, we just have to be willing to take a stand, do the work, and take the adult out of that environment into a safer one. Sometimes we have to realize that no one is normal and that’s okay. Some of us just function better in this society.
And a final few quotes:
- “The truth is that life is hard and dangerous;That one who seeks his own happiness does not find it….That truth is only for the brave….That joy is only for those who do not fear to be alone; That life is only for the one who is not afraid to die.” — Joyce Cary
- “I find myself attuned to the grandeur of life and in unison with the perfect order of the universe.” — Odin