But not sure how. It’s kinda deep, and yet it’s not. It’s important, but most don’t see it.
Why? because people are afraid. Fear is a survival tactic that was bestowed on early humans to help them avoid being eaten. What caveman wouldn’t want that?
Want you to know, upfront, that this has only been a revelation in the last year or so for me. And it is the five-a-day blog writing that has awakened the truth. And the truth is, most of us lack courage.
There are true alpha dogs in the human pack, but not nearly as many as you might think. I digress.
Ever listen to people offering advice about what’s important? Next time listen more closely.
Do you hear them using their own examples, struggles, triumphs,? Or do they use someone else’s? Or maybe no examples at all, just theory?
My theory is not much has changed since we lived in caves, except fewer of us get eaten when we walk outside.
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.