Gut Rumbles
 

September 29, 2005

dream. And dream big

I don't believe since childhood that I ever walked into a room full of strangers and thought that anyone in that room was "better" than I am. Some of the people may have donned fancier clothes and had more money or education than I did, but that didn't impress me. I've known a LOT of educated, rich idiots.

I've always thought that if they just threw a ball up for grabs, I could fight for it with the best of them. Most of the time, I was right.

I bless my parents (especially my father) for teaching me to think that way. He never took a back seat to anybody in his life, and he served as an example to show me and my brother some valuable lessons. If you boil it all down, his advice was simple:

* Get an education. Learn everything that you can.

* Stand up for yourself. Don't let people push you around.

* Always remember that EVERYBODY shits between two shoes, no matter how rich they are. Money does not make a man.

* Don't EVER expect something for nothing.

* You get what you work for. If it was easy, any asshole could do it.

I think that's damn good advice. It's served me well in MY life, and wish that more people today taught those simple lessons to THEIR children.

The world would be a better place.

Comments

Yes, I agree, but I have met a few who were better than me and the thing that made them so great was that they did not ever indicate to me that they thought they were better. Mac Davis sang it, who wrote it?

Lord, It's hard to be humble when you are perfect in every way"

Posted by: Ivan Ivanovich on September 29, 2005 09:44 AM

Reminds me of one of my favorites:

"Educate your children to self-control, to the habit of holding passion and prejudice and evil tendencies subject to an upright and reasoning will, and you have done much to abolish misery from their future and crimes from society. "
-Benjamin Franklin

One my grandfather always said was:
"Work hard, and save your money!"

Posted by: LC Corey on September 29, 2005 10:21 AM

My dad taught me a life long lesson...not by what he said...but by what he did.
The lesson...Boys do what they want to do...Men do what they have to do.

Posted by: No MO on September 29, 2005 11:34 AM

You shouldn't worry what people think of you, cause most of them don't. -my Ma.

Posted by: knine on September 29, 2005 12:19 PM

In Bejus name Amen. That's the way I was raised too. No such thing today. If they teach kids anything nowadays it is to get all you can with as little effort as possible no matter who you screw in the process.

Posted by: assrot on September 29, 2005 10:45 PM

Thanks for this one Acidman. It pulled my sorry ass outta the ground and got me back to work.

Posted by: Bill on September 30, 2005 05:34 AM
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