April 6th Sorry Charlie Day
Most of us remember Charlie as the tuna that Star-Kist Tuna refuses to take because he isn’t good enough. It is actually about rejection. At one time the name Charlie was actually associated with the idea of a man down on his luck, or worse, never had any luck. It is also a name that people from other countries originally called Americans, along with Joe. The idea is simple, it’s all about rejection. Charlie is rejected because he isn’t good enough for Star-Kist and Charlie Briwn is je ected all the time. Today is a day to be aware of, accept and deal with what rejections you have received in your life as well.
How to celebrate – Understand the rejections you have received in your life. Try not to reject others harshly. Watch the old Charlie Star-Kist commercials or Charlie Brown TV movies.
Everyone is a skeptic, or at least the sane ones are. Often it drives us insane to try and be sane. Do you believe in UFO’s? Well a skeptic would generally say no, but if you have seen one you probably are not skeptic anymore. Do you believe Friday the 13th is an unlucky day? Well, International Skeptic Day is always the first Friday the 13th in the year. So if you are skeptical about it being unlucky, this is really your day!
A skeptic normally has to have something proven to them before they become a believer. In most cases, I think this is pretty good, to believe in something just because some one tells you you should believe in it means you will probably believe in anything, which I think is not so good.
Let’s all remember when people thought the world was flat. There were a few skeptics but most went along with that. Well in that case the skeptics were right cause it’s round. (Actually oval shaped but who’s counting?) Or those who said man would never fly? Well, maybe not man himself but the machines that man makes certainly do.
Or did a dog ever actually eat your homework? May have but most teachers aren’t going to believe that because 9 out of 10 times it’s proven to be a lie. Chicken Little believed the sky was falling, it wasn’t… or is it? Stuff from the sky certainly does fall. So I guess in the end, it’s what you believe and what you don’t believe until it’s proven either way.
How to celebrate – List everything you are skeptical about and then see if you can prove them either way. Sometimes you have to believe the unbelievable. Move to Iowa.