Wednesday, June 27, 2012


[kluht-er]  verb
1. to fill or litter with things in a disorderly manner: All kinds of papers cluttered the top of his desk.

2.  a disorderly heap or assemblage; litter: It's impossible to find anything in all this clutter.
3.  a state or condition of confusion.
The picture above is a truly cluttered mess, but it isn't the all inclusive definition of clutter.  You can have clutter coming into your home in a way that you probably haven't thought of.  

Think of your brain as a home. It brain is divided into several different areas called lobes:
• The frontal lobes are responsible for problem solving and judgment and motor function.
• The parietal lobes manage sensation, handwriting, and body position.
• The temporal lobes are involved with memory and hearing.
• The occipital lobes contain the brain's visual processing system.

The brain is an amazing thing.  Like the oceans here on Earth and Outer Space, it is a mysterious thing, with many areas that are as yet uncharted.  As amazing as it is, the Brain is very easily damaged with outside influences.  Drugs, diet and ........ outside clutter.

Say what?  Outside clutter?  What is that you ask?  The television, computer (yep, even though I am actually using one right this minute) and last but not least, certain types of books and magazines.  There used to be a TV commercial about getting a good education, the slogan was "A mind is a terrible thing to waste."  How true that statement is! 

The whole reason for this addition to my blog is a commercial I saw today while watching a favorite TV show.  We have a cable with a DVR box.  That way we don't have to watch commercials as a rule.  I decided while this group of commercials were running was a good time to grab a refill of coffee.  The commercial was advertising several TV reality shows called "Real Housewives of "you fill in the blank here".  Showing the upcoming shows and such. 

I honestly have only watched one episode of the one that is filmed here in our state.  I was unimpressed.  I only watched out of curiosity because I'd heard so much about it.  Again, I was totally unimpressed.  Those actors are NOT housewives.  They are actors, pretending to be "real" my humble opinion! 

The ridiculous stuff going on on those shows is the stuff that nightmares are made of.  Grown so called ladies brawling like barmaids, hair pulling and oh man the foul language!  So many beep outs of words it sounds like Morse Code! 

That kind of television = CLUTTER of the mind. 

So, what were you watching on that DVR, you ask?  That Girl.  A situation comedy from the 1960's.  Good Clean TV.  No fighting, no cursing, no sex (implied or enacted).  Totally entertaining and fluff but at least at the end of it I don't feel the intense desire to go and wash out my ears with lye soap!

My Mother always said, "What you put in your head, comes out in your actions".  You know .....?
She was right.

Now, go and watch an episode of I Love Lucy or if you crave action, Adam 12. 


1 comment:

  1. First stop here and loving it. Thanks for sharing :)