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Thursday, January 06, 2005  

Don't sweat the small stuff

Observation of the day which has danger of seeming trite and yet remains compelling:

I can do nothing about life and death. The child will be born ok or not and there's very little I can do about it. I have to leave the room when the TV shows the tsunami victims now. It's too upsetting and knowing more about it isn't going to change anything.

But I can make the trek back to the bathroom supply shop so I can swap the handbasin taps so they match the bath taps. I could say: well, look at all those dead people and the live miserable ones - it hardly matters if the taps don't match. But I can do something about the taps and nothing about the misery of others. So I might as well do it. Thus I can maintain an illusion of control over my life and sleep easier at night. Does this make me a bad person?

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