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What's Essential?

by 'Mean' Mike Duffau (writer), I'm the boss!, September 10, 2007


Have you ever had those days when things seem to go in your favor? For example, you wake up to a flawless day and you go to the gym and have a great workout. You feel pumped and full of confidence, and your day has just begun. The radio stations are playing your favorite tunes, and it makes you feel like it was dedicated especially in your honor. You go to the store and the cashier makes a mistake and gives you more change back. It happens! And we usually keep our mouth's shut and walk away. So now you have extra money in your kick and If you're smart...with that extra cash you might put more food in the fridge instead of buying that new iphone. You're having such a great day that you even get along with the pain in the arse co-workers. Regardless if they're the dumbest sub-human to walk the face of the planet. You make a truce with them and your day goes as smooth as molases. As a result, you can look at them in the face. Your job would be so much easier and little to no stress if the people you serve have on a smile. Simple!
Remember, there's a book called The Little Prince written by Antoine de Saint-Exupery, and my favorite passage is "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye." Do yourself a favor and read the book and open your eyes to what really matters. Think about that really good before you show off your new car, or your fancy cloths, or your new house overlooking the ocean. As far as I'm concerned there's nothing wrong with driving an economic vehicle and coming home to a place where it's as simple as a roof, a floor, four walls, a bathroom, and kitchen. A sanctuary in the corner of your own world. Money is a resource of survival; never to be used as a lifestyle.
Makes you feel blessed to stand under the sun and a gust of wind blowing on your face, and the driver next to you may smile instead of flicking you the bird when you cut them off. They just killed you with kindness and now they have the upper hand. It would be really nice to drive and not catch any of the red lights. Life can be simple but unfortunately people make things difficult. How hard was it to survive back in the caveman days? If you were hungry, you hunted. If you wanted to have sex, you club the chick next to you. Simple! No money involved!
Listen to the lyrics of Louis Armstrong's song called "What A Wonderful World." When was the last time you saw two grown men shake hands and say to each other "I love you?"
How about a hug from a stranger to relieve your tension? Oh, I forgot that times are different and if you feel uneasy hugging a stranger, hug your pet! (I don't know what to tell you if you own fish.)
It makes no sense if you have an argument over race and religion. That type of R and R is subject to war, and it's a never ending battle because everybody has a point of view. There's no answer! Simple! If you put little babies of different nationalities in one room what do you think will happen? "They play together."
By now, I bet you feel like Frank Sinatra with the string tied to your finger and the world on the other end all because things are going your way. It's great to hear a 'Thank You' and mean it! Or a pat on the back because a job well done makes you feel like a champ. So what do you say if you be a little more respectful of people? Respect is Priceless! Times are tough and we're slowly killing each other off and the invironment.
What a minute! What's this? Are people really in a good mood or is it the Monster they just dranked that opened up their minds a little?

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'Mean' Mike Duffau is a writer for BrooWaha. For more information, visit the writer's website.
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By Lois on January 03, 2008 at 06:41 pm
I've being doing the kindness and smile trip for years with no success. Now that's an interesting idea you have. I'll just club the guy I want over the head and then have sex with him.
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By 'Mean' Mike Duffau on November 08, 2008 at 06:45 pm

thanks for reading morgana!!!! theres too many ignorance above ground....thanks, champ!

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