What if everyone just tended to their own business?

Carol Burt
2 min readMay 7, 2022

Do you know what justice is? It is everyone minding their own business.
They told me that in the police academy. At first, I thought it was a silly definition, but I have to admit the idea has legs, unlike any stories I’ve tried to write today.
Would abortion be an issue if everyone just minded their own business and left everyone else alone? Nope. Doctors and their patients would decide in each case, and it would be nobody else’s business. Easy Peasy.
But, no. Some people can’t stay out of other people’s business. In fact, in this case, they can’t stay out of other people’s beds, heads, or bodies.
We need fewer old white men in high places and that is for sure. We need to resist being led by the uneducated masses and the half-dead oligarchs.
We need many things, but common sense is a commodity in a shorter supply than toilet paper.
Anyway, it’s nice thinking out loud. And before I go, have you ever bitten into a ripe strawberry and had the juice run down your chin? That happened when I sneaked a big red berry out of the refrigerator a little bit ago.
It’s heavenly and the best thing that happened to me all day.
Don’t miss the best things. The best little things are what make life worthwhile.

Photo by 铮 夏 on Unsplash
Carol Burt

Former print journalist, former mayor, retired law enforcement officer. Writing about politics and government along with random personal essays.