Dear Son, When You Set Out To Do Something, Be Prepared For It To Go Worse Or Better Than You Expected Really? A .99-cent gift shop next to a cosmetic surgery office? Bad karma? Dear Son, this is the DNA of life – everything has an opposite you should be thinking about (and in a perfect world, prepared for). Next Blog By jeff noel Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites. View all of jeff noel's posts.