Ping & Pong (or is that King & Kong?) … as you wrangle with words, wine and wastrels at the T&O here’s some “poof” to ponder:
Most of us take a stance then fill in the blanks with hand-selected “facts”.
Don’t confuse the job with the man. An incompetent boob can be a marvelous husband. A gifted professional can be a complete and utter degenerate. Don’t equate the two. There are competent assholes & sweet nincompoops. And visa-versa.
Trying to outsmart yourself is hard … you can see you coming from a long way off.
Soul searching without changing our behavior is like trying to fry an egg without a skillet … Soul searching is the recipe … it’s when you crack an egg and start cooking that the journey begins.
We would rather hear a pretty little lie than a hard ugly truth.
Most conversations are contrived courtesies … designed to avoid stepping on the other persons “tale”.
Ask yourself if you are delivering a monologue or actually listening to the other … most of us are monologuing.
The most interesting people, the ones who make things happen and trigger change, seem to possess amazing virtues dovetailed with damn near crippling vice … funny how the two go together … interesting people are often complex mixture of both … it’s the bland – who neither dazzle nor defile – that blend into the background.
Your Facts don’t Fit my Fantasy!
“Well, it looked good on paper”
You don’t learn how to play the game by reading the rules … you learn the rules by playing the game.
Morality is what you do when nobody is looking.
What we don’t know compared to what we do know is sort of like the metaphor of a drop compared to an ocean … if the drop is really really teeny tiny.
We are blind to most all of everything but live in the delusional our world is complete and whole … i am reminded of this every time I see a colony of ants hustling about completely unaware of the large giant in big shoes standing over them.
One of the reason that artists are drawn to drugs and alcohol is that sometimes substances allow easier access to their inner-verse … the universe within … a universe is vaster than the one they navigate in the flesh.
When my hands hit a keyboard a trap door to my inner world is opened and things come out that I never knew were there.
Talk as much as is required but as little as you can get away with …most of us end up filling in the quiet spaces that our brain needs to ponder.
If you feed a stray dog, it’s no longer a stray dog. It’s your dog.
A story doesn’t simply have different angles … a story is an angle.
Measuring success with money is like measuring your manhood in inches.
Life is improv.
“Who am I and what do I believe?” is less of a question and more of a quest.