Common Sense, Business & Politics

September 18, 2018


Stress is bad for our health in many ways, but is a part of life.  Stress can affect our sleep, cause stomach problems, cause high blood pressure, and many other physical and mental issues.

I had stomach problems for over 45 years.  I tried Tagamet, Zantac, and others.  I ate antacids like candy.  When it was bad in later years, I learned a shot of blackberry brandy provided the most relief.

About a year ago I had a heart attach.  The hospital pharmacist said he could fix the stomach issue.  He put me on pantoprazole and I have not taken an antacid or had stomach pain since.

Part of my problem was stress.  I had a To Do list every workday that was always too long and never got completed.  When I did not reach my goals, my stomach usually started to hurt.

I still have a To Do list and I still never complete it, but now, I don’t care.  Medication and mental attitude can both reduce stress.

I heard about a college that had a mandatory college course to teach students how to handle stress.  Good idea, but if a student found the course too stressful; they could opt out of the class.  Are you kidding me?  Coddling college students certainly does not prepare them for the real world.  It’s a jungle out there.

When Donald Trump was elected President, some colleges cancelled tests and assignments because students were stressed about the outcome of the election.  Our education system teaching extreme liberal propaganda created that situation.  Students should have been celebrating Trump’s victory as if their school had just won a national championship.

Our education system is too liberal today.  Socialism is taught as an option when it has never worked in the history of the world.  We no longer teach our children to respect our country, our flag, and the office of the Presidency.  Courses are taught that do nothing to teach the student to make a living in the real world.  I can see why some can never leave the world of academia.  Others go out into the job market having learned no work ethic.

Our educational system should teach personal responsibility, accurate history, ethics, and usable skills for earning a living.  Giving participation trophies and coddling hurt feelings is not healthy or helpful.  No wonder students are too stressed to function.

God bless President Trump and guide him to make America great again. 




5 Responses to Blog

  1. Chuck Nizzi says:

    When I started reading this I thought you went nuts, but I read on thinking maybe you were going to compare this to healthcare insurance. Great comparison. I do my own car maintenance and I take care of my health and avoid visits to the doctor’s office / clinic like I avoid auto mechanics and ticks. I do buy tires and have them mounted and have had a clutch replaced. Other than that timing belts and water pumps on PT Cruisers don’t even stop me… neither does exercise and trying to eat right and maintain a reasonable weight. Great blog post.

  2. Donald Sedlacek says:

    Hi Terry. Hope you are doing good…. i have been down this same path 12 yrs ago…….new kinds of Meds….Great doctors……. And new ways of keeping the old ticker working!!!!!!!!!!!!!Take Care. Sedlo

  3. Chuck Nizzi says:

    For the USA to get back to a great nation the people will have to turn back to their Christian faith and all that faith encompasses. God will not bless a nation where He is not first in the hearts of the people of that nation. God will not bless an individual where that individual has other “gods”. Trump, like Obama came into power as it says in Romans 13:1 and in other places in God’s Word / Scripture / Bible.And then read on you culturally Christian Democrats, verses 2 – 7 in Romans chapter 13. God’s purpose is to get folks to turn back to, or for the first time to turn to Him and His ways so He can bless them and their nation.

  4. Chuck Nizzi says:

    Yes we need more authentic Christian morality in the USA. The current cultural Christianity found in the USA where a large population claims to be Christian and has bought into the prevailing culture in this country. That has blended a culture which has it’s ” that’s in there” attitude when it comes to scripture they haven’t read again for the first time, into their flavor of morality, faith / view of God’s laws and moral man’s laws. This has weakened the Christian faith to the point where “cultural Christians” accept that which is not true authentic Christianity. They have done this led by some religious denominations who tone down their religion because they do not want to offend those who attend their weekly services. They do not realize that getting back to authentic Christian faith and morality would be good for their flock and the nation. Finally many members of church flocks do not have the guts to bring there faith into their and other’s lives outside their religious organization’s building. They snuff out their light when it comes to taking an active part in remolding their culture back to authentic Christianity.

  5. Chuck Nizzi says:

    State government here in Wisconsin is run by lifelong bureaucrats that write the administrative rules after the legislature passes hollow laws that directs the regulations to be written by all the many State agencies. Trouble with that is that too many of these agencies , DNR, DSPS, DOR, DOA, ETC are “guided” by appointed boards / committees that are loaded with folks with specific self or industry interests and the rules they write on behalf of the legislation are quite biased. Even though they hold public meetings to review the rules, that is nothing more than a dog and pony show. The special interests get their ways because they have the ear of the bureaucrats. And the bureaucrats do not have the integrity (balls) to do the right thing because it is more like work. Take the building Codes, Wisconsin is still stuck on the 2011 NEC and a law passed in 2007 concerning electrical inspections has not had rules passed and approved yet because the bureaucrats are too unmotivated by industry to do their own work and move “forward” . A word found on the Wisconsin flag. Bureaucrats slow down government and when things do not go their “buddies’ “way they find ways to shift rules to satisfy their buddies / lobbyists. Sometimes moving things backwards. And who know whose palms are being grea$ed.

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