What is a fanatic?

My Pondering

Its great to be a fan of someone or something decent…

…but it’s not to be a fanatic.

It’s great to be zealous toward a noble cause…

…but not it’s nit to be a zealot.

It’s great to enjoy a fine meal…

…but it’s not to be a glutton.

The obvious point here is that when most good things are carried to the extreme, they become bad.

They are usually okay in moderation and best at the proper dosage and timing.

This is an essential of excellence in life: harmonic balance.

Yes, there are times when we should jet and other times we are best to rest. A time to push and other to relax. Times to pull and times to rest.

But foremost, we need to be wise. To know the truth. To know north is always north. Not to be a feel and double time in the opposite direction. That’s why we need to measure twice and cut once but we need to cut one way or the other before it’s too late. No decision inevitably becomes worse than a so-so decision. So let’s first choose between right and wrong, the good from decent. then great from good so we can be the best we can become.

When we do that well, we will have plenty of fans but won’t be a fanatic, zealot, selfish glutton.

60 Minutes isn’t worth 60 seconds

60 Minutes is a sad joke, as is most ‘woke’ media. It’s scary what they are producing as ‘investigative’ reporting.

I decided to watch an episode to ‘balance’ my news intake and almost puked 🤮 3 times.

Last week, the show was like a huge Chicken Little 🐓 🌧️ sky falling fear mongering save the planet doomsday episode.

We all need to be good stewards of our planet but please….don’t worship the creation and ignore the creator while remaining in constant freak out mode as Chicken Little.

They sternly warned there is NO WAY to feed 8 billion people and wild life is like nil, on the verge of eradication and climate change is all man made doomsday. They ran this bit on an Alaskan salmon fisherman (who seemed like a great guy and has adapted). I looked up fishing world wide and its up from 142 million pounds to 190 some million pounds that were tracked in a decade.

Plus salmon farms are increasing and where the majority of salmon 🍣 come from anyhow (though I do prefer wild caught – if it says ‘Atlantic Salmon’ it’s farm raised, which isn’t a big deal and less expensive to produce I presume.

Thankfully, its a big resilient planet.

They say its BILLIONS of years old, so no worries – right?

My 25 Top Movies

These are most of my favorites NOT necessarily in this particular order.

15. The Apostle (Robert Duval)

16. The Passion of the Christ (Directed by Mel Gibson)

17. The Sound of Music

18. Rob Roy (Liam Neeson)

19. The Ten Commandments (Kirk Douglas)

20. Gods and Generals

21. Captain and Commander (Russell Crowe)

22. Glory

23. The Lord of the Rings (Trilogy)

24. Patton

25. Pursuit of Happiness (Will Smith)

Which movies would you add and why?