5 Truths. Maybe Pleasant, Maybe Not.

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  1. Envy is the key to it all. It is what drives our economy. It’s what gets us out of bed in the morning. Before you all go off on me, I’m going to write more about this in my next post, but for now, just stay with me.
  2. You are more brain-washed and programmed than you think you are. It’s there, trust me.
  3. Change can be, and usually is, hard. Your actions over time have become your behaviors. Your behaviors over time become your habits. Your habits have gotten you to where you are today. Good or bad, right or wrong.
  4. Touching briefly again on #1, Desire is spawned by envy and envy leads to trouble. Envy leads to frustration which in turn leads to aggression.
  5. We are not embracing “The American Dream,” but the “American Daydream.”

 

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5 Unpleasant Truths – Revisited – 11

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Yup. I’m going there again. Brace yourselves.

  1. Your Co-Worker’s Aren’t Your Friends. I’ve mentioned this one in the past. It still stands. It’s still true. It’s still unpleasant.
  2. Some people are team players, some aren’t. Know which is which. Even more important, know which one you are and which one you are not.
  3. Two wrongs don’t make a right. But goddamn, I wish they did. But they don’t.
  4. The more efficient you are on the job, the more work you’ll end up doing. You’ll end up picking up the slack for other’s. And you’ll probably not get compensated for it to boot. (There’s a happy thought.)
  5. “They” don’t call it the “Grind” for nothing. It is a grind. It will grind your whole life away if you let it. To quote Johnny Cash:

Sixteen Tons:

You load sixteen tons and what do you get?

Another day older and deeper in debt.

 

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