Thursday, September 22, 2005

Things I've Learned

Before I get into the things I've learned let me say HAPPY AUTUMN!!! It's finally here. Pretty soon it will be my favorite month October and all will be well. Just remember starting today the veil between our world and the spirit world will get thinner and thinner until Samhain (Oct 31) when the spirits can finally pass through.

There are quite a few books out that have Things I've Learned as part of their title. Alan Alda has one, William Thrasher, and a host of others.

I thought I would write about a few things I've learned.

1. Never, ever, ever trust people. Especially people on the job. I will even go one step further. Try and not tell people too much of your personal business. Believe me they will use it as ammunition if they get the chance.

2. Never, ever tell anyone your hopes, dreams or even things that you like. Humans have a tendency to exhibit all sorts of odd behavior when confronted with someone elses likes. They will spend an inordinate amount of time telling you why you shouldn't do something, why something that you like is bad, etc. If you tell another human that you are going somewhere, and this is really exhibited to the utmost degree when you tell someone you have accepted another job; humans tend to get a very pained expression on their faces all the while telling you all of the bad things they have heard about the place you are going.

3. You can never really know anyone. Not 100% anyway. Every minute of every day we are all changing in one way or another. I know many of the things that I am interested in now I was not interested in 15 or 20 years ago. We evolve. Some of us regress. Or devolve, which I understand is questionable when talking about the opposite of evolve. Anyway I digress.

4.That it doesn't matter how liberal or racially evolved people think they are-when they get backed into a corner, when they feel that you are better than they are at something, all of their true "colors" come out and one can see how truly racially retarded most folks really are.

5.There are no stupid questions.

6.I've learned that money can buy just about anything, but it can't buy class.

7. I've learned that education can improve a person in so many ways, but trash is trash.

8. I've learned that generally when you say yes to something, you have to say no to something else. (that may have to do with my socioeconomic status more than anything else).

9.I've learned that women are just as filthy as men when it comes to not washing their hands after using the lavatory.

10. I've learned that your place of employment will only show interest in you when you give notice.

11. I've learned that there are drive-thru Starbucks.

12. I've learned that Langston Hughes, Lucille Clifton, and E. Ethelbert Miller, 3 of my favorite poets do not or in the case of Langston Huges did not drive.

13. That making one bad decision can alter your entire life.

14. That the older you get the more convoluted, sad and joyless life becomes.

15. That having hordes of money is truly the only thing that matters.

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