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The Mutual Loves and Pet Peeves of Life Human beings are a wonderfully fascinating species. They are so similar, yet so diverse. Some of them are tall, others are dark, some have big eyes, and others have bright red hair. But inside, they all share basic commonalities. In general, most humans enjoy the same kind of things. Everyone loves fresh air, the World Cup, and the Beatles. On the other hand, there are a few things that annoy everyone: mosquitoes, fiberglass slivers, and gas exhaust. The first item on the mutually-loved list is fresh air. Being outside, surrounded by trees, perhaps exercising, and sucking in lung-fulls of brisk, fresh air is incredibly invigorating. This is why we plant trees all over our man-made cities and try to build parks in as many neighborhoods as possible. This is one of the reasons governments protect large and beautiful national parks. Not only are these parks beneficial to the environment, but they provide suffocated humans with a place to escape from their concrete jungles. Basically, fresh air keeps us breathing.

The World Cup The magnanimity of the Word Cup, somehow lost on most Americans, can be experienced everywhere else across the globe. Germany, for example, shuts down during every match they play in. Stores close, streets and subways are deserted, and excessively long breaks are taken at work. But the pubs, Olympic stadium, and World Cup tents are teaming with red, black, and yellow life. The beer flows freely and even the dullest people become passionate. The World Cup equals passion.

The Beatles There is not much that needs explaining here. They were and are the greatest of all time and no one has matched them since. Yeah, yeah, yeah!

Mosquitoes And now to the things we all hate. These tiny, annoying, buzzing, blood-sucking, disease spreading insects have no reason to exist. A science teacher once said she appreciated their presence because they are an excellent food source for jumping


fish. This reasoning, of course, is ridiculous. Those leaping fish can eat something else less nefarious.

Fiberglass Slivers This was a curse we humans brought upon ourselves. Fiberglass is absurd material should never ever be used where people are likely to touch it. When used properly, fiberglass has its strengths. But whoever decided they should build children’s swing sets out of it was clearly out of his/her mind. Those tiny, invisible, painful slivers have ruined the temporary happiness of many, many children. Finally, nothing is worse than when you are cruising down the road, windows down, jamming to your favorite song, and some eighteen-wheeler comes by and blasts the air with that nasty black diesel exhaust. Nobody wants or expects to suddenly breathe in diesel emissions in the middle of a jam. It’s just wrong. For the love of the environment, our lungs, and our evening cruises, something needs to be done about those diesel emissions. Improving it will make this world a happier place. Photo Credit: Thehousinghour, Reveiwrinserepeat


The Mutual Loves and Pet Peeves of Life  

Human beings are a wonderfully fascinating species. They are so similar, yet so diverse. Some of them are tall, others are dark, some have b...

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