“Hearing something 100 times is not as good as seeing it once”. — Japanese proverb
“It’s not the material things in life that are important”. Most of us have heard this so many times we’ve lost track, right?
If we know this to be true, that material things aren’t the important thing, why do we work so hard to get so much stuff? That’s what I want to know.
I’d like to take a risk and ask you readers to leave a comment with your take on this human dilemma. Happy Halloween.
That’s all I have this morning. Hope you have a great Friday and a great weekend.
Happy Anniversary to my sister and brother-in-law. They were married 28 years ago tomorrow.
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Hey, we have a nine year old son. i want to lead the way on technology. Don’t want him saying, “Don’t bother asking my Dad, he’s a digital Neanderthal”.
Is jeff noel aggressively unfancy? Well, one thing for certain, I’m certainly not too funny when I blog. But I sure do try to be aggressively unfancy.
And the concept of being unfancy is one most of us have never heard of. We have, but not in those exact words.
Aggressively unfancy means, to me, a person who is not focused on looking smart or sexy. Sort of an ordinary person who deep down inside understands that they are blessed beyond measure simply by being alive. And that that is more than enough.
Having a roof over your head, food on your plate, someone to love and someone to love you back. Ya with me? (this one’s for you MDJ)
Having a car that starts every time, someone in your life who is more important than you, a clean shirt and indoor plumbing – these things make us rich. And potentially, aggressively unfancy. But certainly not funny. Ya with me? (this one’s for everyone)
Why? Because becoming hysterically funny (in addition to being uncommonly insightful and off the hook fast), would only lead to fame and fortune. While this would appear, to most people, to be a good thing, it’s actually a catch-22.
Jimmy Buffett, in one of his clever songs, sings, “I don’t want the fame that brings confusion. Where people recognize you on a plane“.
Tiger Woods responded this way when I asked him last year, “Do you ever get tired of being famous”? – “Since day one”, he answered, matter-of-factly.
But the other day, a seed was planted fertilized when a Google Alert for “Mid Life” led me to this funny blog by Tia – Clever Girl Gone Blog.
Just Sunday, at a meeting, I mentioned that my blog posts (1,300–ish in six months) aren’t particularly funny, even though in real life, I am. Inspiring? Fairly. Funny? Not so much. I’ll work on it as time permits. Ok?
Meanwhile, just wanted to say thanks for following. Carpe diem.