Common Sense is a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine in 1775–76 that inspired people in the Thirteen Colonies to declare and fight for independence from Great Britain in the summer of 1776. The pamphlet explained the advantages of and the need for immediate independence in clear, simple language. It was published anonymously on January 10, 1776 (194 years prior to my birthday), at the beginning of the American Revolution, and became an immediate sensation. It was sold and distributed widely and read aloud at taverns and meeting places.

This blog post, by no means, is meant to inspire to declare & fight for independence but perhaps inspire a small few to pursue some ideas which many are scratching their heads why these things don’t exist.

1Why are cereal bags not Ziplock?
How many of us open a bag of cereal and then either roll up the top of the bag or use a “chip clip” to temporarily seal the bag to keep the cereal from going bad?  I’m sure I’m not the only person who has once tried opening a bag and then having it BURST open accidentally, thus making a mess.  Simply solution.  Cereal companies, make this happen!

2Why are therapy dogs not used more as a viable method of mental health treatment (i.e. stress relief)?
Let’s face it, we all encounter a certain amount of stress in our lives..whether it is at home, work, or school. Well, my suggestion:  PUPPY SWARM.

What could be better than some unconditional love to help put you in a better mood?  Interested?  Maybe check out your local dog adoption or therapy dog business and put a smile on someone’s face.

3Why are legislators still paid when a budget has not been passed?
I live in a state where we are in fiscal crisis and 150+ days past our budget deadline. Yet, our legislators are still getting their hefty paychecks in the mail while they bicker and debate with no resolution. My solution:  No paychecks until the budget is passed!  Remember, they work for us. If the system is broke, it’s our job to fix it.


Well, that’s just a few things for now. If you have any comments, please feel free to share!


Posted by synergy711

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