Monday, 23 February 2015

not stuffing mushrooms: what is life too short for?

Shirley Conran once said that life is too short to stuff a mushroom. She had a point. But it made me wonder. What else is life too short for?

Here are some suggestions from me. What are yours?

Life is too short to:

  • iron pyjamas (or socks, or pants, or pretty much anything that doesn't REALLY require it)
  • read bad books (they might not be bad for everyone, but there are so many good ones out there, it's best to move on)
  • alphabetise (unless you're compiling a dictionary, in which case, go right ahead)
  • make a roux sauce (seriously - try Delia's all in one white sauce, it cuts right to the chase)
  • dwell on stuff you can do nothing about (OK, so it's hard not to at times, but if there's nowt to be done then move on)
  • stay in a job that makes you miserable (you're going to have to endure it for a while, but get yourself an escape plan, and you'll start feeling better already)
  • worry about failing (even if it's a big deal, like A levels for instance, do the best you can, and if it doesn't work out, go on to plan B; there are many ways up one mountain)
  • do what you feel you should, instead of what you want to (there are parameters to this one though, I feel)
  • miss spending time with the ones you love
  • not try your best (if you're doing it half-heartedly, what's holding you back?)

I'd love to know what you'd add.

I now have two songs vying in my head for supremacy, and I can't decide which one to link to, so I'll do both. Both are about seizing the day. So get up on the desk and sound your barbaric yawp and carpe diem, and hopefully these songs will help you on your way: Eminem and Muse.