Archive for November, 2017

Pursuing shared feelings

November.22. 2017

“I always felt that I was pursuing shared feelings, even though I now realize I was mistaken.”

—Charlie Rose

Human nature is indeed fickle.

In this day and age, when it’s every man and woman for himself/herself, you can trust no one.

Pursuing shared feelings is fraught with peril. You never know when the other sharer can suddenly change and to what degree.

One minute, it’s all sweetness and warmth, the next, it’s bared fangs and loud hissing and cussing.

I’m describing, of course, what happens when you rent out a property to some tenants.

Before the lease is signed, when they’re really anxious to get into the property (translation: when they want something from you), the love is palpable. It’s all smiles and yes this and yes that.

But before your signature is barely dry on the page, the smiles have turned into frowns. And it’s ugly looks and telling you to kiss where the sun don’t shine.

If you really want to understand human nature, I highly recommend renting out your old home. And you will begin to see sides of human nature which you never thought existed.

I don’t think Mr. Rose was referring to some fickle-minded tenant when he said the above, but I’m sure the context isn’t that much different.

(And for sure, I’m going to miss his interviews.)

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Potiphar’s wife

November.13. 2017

Looks like the feeding frenzy is on.

And much of it well deserved, I’m sure. People placed in high positions always too eager to take full advantage of the situation.

But what about Potiphar’s wife?

How many Potiphar’s wife’s are in the melee?

Probably not that many, but even one among them is one too many.

A thought

November.1. 2017

As I ponder the laws of energy, it seems so easy.

Just make sure you observe these laws and the kingdom of heaven is yours.

Unfortunately, this doesn’t take into account the vagaries of life and nature.

Consider this:

Why would some holy men from the East take a broom and sweep the ground before them to make sure no innocent creatures of God get trampled underfoot as they go about their business?

And so the answer came to me.

The very nature of energy means that any expenditure of it will produce ripples of impacts, intended or unintended.

Which means that unless you want to curl up somewhere and refuse to expend any more energy, your very existence will ensure that the universe will continue to be affected by your presence whether you like it or not.

And despite your best efforts, these impacts will produce positive or negative effects, depending on who is on the receiving end.

So what’s the moral here?

Do the best you can and understand that the final outcome of your energy is beyond your control.