Two things that fascinate me (a lot) lately:
- People who travel the world by motorcycle.
- People who ride bicycles cross country.
“Innocent until proven guilty” is the single most important aspect of our justice system. It’s one of the reasons that we, as US citizens, enjoy the freedoms that we have. It’s protection of our rights, for guilty and innocent alike.We make assumptions all the time. Sometimes our assumptions are no-brainers, sometimes they’re murkier. But, it’s still important that, no matter our assumptions, we do treat everyone with the same “innocent until proven guilty” philosophy. Otherwise, what would be the point of having our justice system at all? Why not just have flash mobs getting ropes and hanging people from trees based on their assumptions?
All that aside, please read +Rick Stilwell‘s comment, as I feel that is the bigger picture. We’re (too often) focused on the wrong things.
You can view the original Google Plus post (and comments) here.
Five weeks ago, I received a notice from AT&T thanking me for being loyal to their U-Verse service for the past 6 months. As my “reward” I had to complete an online form so that they could send me a $10 gift card.
Today, the gift card arrived. Now, I have to go online to activate the card.
Why not just send me the card? Why do I have to request it before it’s sent? Why not just credit my account $10 and send me a “thank you” email letting me know about the credit?
It’s time we stop making things more difficult than they need to be.
And it’s a good thing I didn’t. Though, it’s not to say that the things that were published to my Twitter stream were actually worth posting. I mean, come on.
Consider this the equivalent of the Friday evening newscast. Really, nothing of importance.
- Just clipped my toenails. Don’t you love Twitter?
- Eating a gummy bear then taking a sip of coffee… not recommended.
- PSA: if your meatloaf requires the diner to use a steak knife, you have failed at making meatloaf.
Note: These tweets are actual saved drafts of tweets from throughout the week. I make a point to empty my drafts folder (for Twitter, Outlook, WordPress, etc, etc) at the end of each week).