Labor Day

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It’s that time of year again. Most, if not all of the summer vacations are over. The kids are back in school. While summer itself continues on for yet a little while longer, summer for most people is officially over.

It’s Labor Day.

Let’s not only make today about drinking beer, eating hot dogs, and basking in the hot summer sun, let’s take a really quick moment to think about Labor.

It’s Men that have created our society, our civilization. It’s the toil and sweat of Men that have made our dreams so far into reality.

It’s Man’s Labor that has given us our greatest innovations, our greatest technologies.

It’s Men that have advanced us to where we are as a people.

It’ll be Men that put us on Mars and other planets in our universe.

It’ll be Men that solve the mysteries of the depths of our oceans and of our planet itself.

Because that’s what Men do.

We Men are the idealists, the dreamers, the thinkers, the innovators, the romantics, and the problem solvers.

Labor Day to me is a celebration. It’s a celebration of what Men has created and will create in the future. It’s a celebration of where we have come from, where we are today, and where we will be tomorrow.

I give and say my thanks to my fellow Men of the past, the present, and the Men of the future. Here’s to many more to come.

The present is good and the future looks bright.

Cheers to you, my fellow Men.

As a side note:

If you find yourself in jail for doing something that got you there, realize that you’ll be there until tomorrow. The judge is off today celebrating too.


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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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