I was watching the news this morning and noticed how ugly the reporter was and it sort of led me to think back to the old school days. I thought about how all of us children in school were not pretty, but I remember how most of the ugly ones were the smart ones. I'm sure that if you will just think back to your school days, you'll agree with me.
I'm not saying that it is 100 percent, but most of the ugly are smart. I would say that no doubt this reporter I was watching was a real smart student in school. I'm sure that if a child had the choice of being ugly and smart or pretty and dumb, they would choose being pretty.
If you are an ugly girl you are not bothered by the boys trying to flirt with you, and you are more able to concentrate on your school work, and naturally you do better and turn out to be smarter.
It's the other way around though if you are real pretty and all the boys will be flirting with you, and this all goes to your head and blocks out the part of the brain you need for education. Now, occasionally there will be a real beautiful girl that is a straight A student, but this is usually one that is beautiful and knows it and knows that she can have any boy she wants, and is sort of what we call "stuck up," so being pretty had no affect on her studying.
Some kids might be ugly in early school and turn out to be pretty as they get older, and these kind can have a great advantage because they were ugly and smart but now smart and pretty, too.
You won't see many ugly movie stars because they go for beauty. If you look over the stars, you'll find that the ugly ones will be comedians. Remember Phyllis Diller before her face lift?
The heavy children have the advantage on others in some cases. Most heavy girls have a beautiful face, but don't attract the boys in early school, giving them a chance to become smart, but as they grow older and ready for college, they lose the weight, but still have a pretty face, and these kind make it just fine and might even anchor the news.
While in my basement doing this writing, Buddy Simpson is preaching on the radio, so that is worthy of passing along because just a few years ago that same Buddy Simpson was in this basement with me and the other musicians practicing music for the Poke Sallet Festival, and Buddy was doing some Elvis songs, so I'm proud to say that he has come a long ways like from doing rock and roll to pastoring a church at Evarts.
I would say that Buddy was probably a pretty boy in school and still a pretty good looking man, so we will have to grade him as being smart or dumb. To me he is a celebrity and real smart because of how he's doing. God don't care how dumb you are, because if you follow him, you'll be the smartest there is.
I wonder how many that is reading this is saying "Wonder how Junior turned out to be ugly and dumb, too." Sure enough, I have always considered myself as sort of dumb, but just plain old common sense keeps me going. I can do a little bit of a whole lot of things, but nothing real good.
I can't preach like Buddy, but I don't reckon he can play a piano. I guess what I like best today is being a Christian and playing the piano in church, and believe it or not I like to sing. The only way I'd give up singing is to get my wife in church.
It's kindly hard to believe that just a few years ago the word drugs meant nothing to us in this county. We heard of drug problems, but it was always somewhere else and not here.
Well, I'll have to say that drugs are a real problem now and it is affecting almost every generation in the county one way or the other.
The sad part about drugs is the fact that there's really no end to the problem. There's not many young people that won't try something like that just once, but the horrible thing is once is about all it takes to get hooked, and once you're hooked, you're ruined.
If there had been such a thing when I grew up, I'm sure I would have got into them like I did everything else. It doesn't matter how good our parents are to us, we'll try them things and try to hide them, but drugs are something that you eventually can't hide.
By the time the parents know, it's too late, and everybody in the generation suffers because when that kid is hooked, they've got to get them some way and they don't care who it hurts. They will steal from their own family first, but it will finally lead to robbing and stealing everywhere.
One mistake people makes is watching for dealers when they need that time spent on the users. The users have to become dealers in order to make enough to supply themselves, so just about all users are at one time dealers. If one dealer is caught, another will take their place.
Jail is not the answer, because there are not enough of them, so what people need to do is to devote all the effort possible to the person that is hooked on drugs, and there is no need to threaten them, but try to find a solution that will encourage them to help themselves even if it takes borrowing money and going the expensive route, which there are some in existence.
The greatest solution for a person to get off anything is giving their heart to God, but the problem there is getting that person in church, but if they want to be back to normal they shouldn't care to try that good way.
It's an awful thing to die from these drugs and have to face a burning hell for ever and ever and ever when all you have to do to prevent it is ask God for help, but ask with sincerity.
Wouldn't it be wonderful to see the church seats filled with children and adults too that have decided to get back on track with their lives and let Jesus remove that awful crave.