Dread...What Responsibilities, Tasks, And Chores Do You Avoid Or Try To Get Out Of?
The topic of dread comes to mind because once again I am up for jury duty. Yes, I am aware that it is my civic duty, but as it seems that I am called upon about every 18 months, by both city and federal, I am over it. I have served on three juries in the last five years. Sounds like a bit much, right?
The dreaded is really "to each his own" because there are chores I find joy in that others hate. Take for example cooking. I love to cook, and I would only dread it if I am feeling unwell. I also love to garden, but it can be lot of maintenance, and miserable if you don't get out in the morning before the day gets too warm.
Fortunately or unfortunately, depending on how you look at, life is full of the "musts". You must pay your taxes. You must follow laws and rules, whether you agree or not. I always tell to my kids, "agreement is not necessary but compliance is". You must show up if summoned for jury duty. You do not however, have to clean your house, or do laundry, or wash dishes. But who wants to live like that?
People dread doing many things. Based on complaints from friends, family, and coworkers over the years, here is my list of the most dreaded:
- Public Speaking
- Going to DMV
- Holidays with the family
- Paying bills
- Going to the doctor/dentist
- Doing dishes
Honestly, there are bigger things in life to dread other than chores, but why go there. We know what they are, and I wanted to keep this blog light. What things to do you dread? Is going to work on that list? There are some positives to all these tasks and chores, and they are cleanliness and structure. Unless of course you don't like those things.