Listened to some people the other day as they talked about their lives.
Seemed to me they were spending a lot of time worrying about what might happen in the future. When they stopped they filled the remaining spaces being depressed about what had happened in the past.
I decided two things;
1. I didn’t want to listen to them anymore
2. It is a lot better if we just live with three words; What is, is.
Can’t change the past, and sure don’t know what the future holds, but I do know right now; what is, is.
And as far as I’m concerned; it is good!
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Went to get my hair cut the other day, which is always an experience. The haircut isn’t the problem, it’s the lecture and profound dissertation my barber always provides during the haircut.
I mean, there I am, at his mercy and he is the one with sharp instruments in his hand. I sit and agree with whatever he says, for I value my head and everything attached to it.
The old comedian George Burns once said it was too bad all the people who really know how to run the country are busy driving taxi cabs and cutting hair. My barber would agree with that thought.
It is fascinating how someone who seems to have such little experience with life can have such large thoughts on what is wrong with the world and what needs to be done to fix it. I won’t even bother to share his thoughts, they are so far out it is impossible to characterize them.
Plato once said “Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something”.
But one thing I do know about my friendly barber, he gives a good haircut, so I’ll go back again.
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