Taylor Swift and Philosophy

And So It Begins.

Christmas has come and gone and a new year has arrived. It was just this morning that I was wondering when the “little break” we have been getting from the “troubles of the country and the world” would be over. Although these things have been kind of “playing in the background” as the holidays passed, it must have officially come to an end today. The “news media” gets it going and spins it first this way and then the other. The “talk shows” then grab it. They get the most polarized people on the planet from “both sides” on their shows and they go at it. Social media has started full time again with the “hate memes” coming from “both sides” and the even uglier comments buried within the comment sections on these posts. Civil discourse sometimes seems to be a thing of the past, although I must admit I know of several friends I have who choose to discuss things rather than “cuss” them. In any case, I intend to keep on keeping on without going “there” as long as I can. Everything is always going to be gray. There are no absolutes. I think I’m just going to take the advice of that brainy song writer Taylor Swift:

“It’s like I got this music

In my mind, saying it’s gonna be alright

Cause the players gonna play, play, play

And the haters gonna hate, hate, hate

Baby I’m just gonna shake, shake, shake

Shake it off

Heartbreakers gonna break, break, break

And the fakers gonna fake, fake, fake

Baby I’m just gonna shake, shake, shake

Shake it off, Shake it off”

Excuse me now while I go dance.

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