What did you do with your day? I can tell you how my day went.
I had a long and painful discussion with my wife of 25 years about something annoying that I do.
SEE, I have tons and tons of useless media locked in my head, and I quote it without thinking. For example, if you say beach, I instantly think of Madagascar II, in which Melman says “the beach, or a good book…” So, you say beach, and I say “or a good book.”
It’s annoying for all of us, because it kinda kills the conversation. And I do it without thinking. It’s a low energy way to talk.
So, this afternoon I was thinking about racism, and how that’s a low energy proposition, too
I’ve told my kids for years that you either give or take. It’s easy to take because it requires no energy, but we can’t all just be takers.
It’s also easy to hate, but you have to give to love. Our lowest, most base state gives nothing, and only takes.
Isn’t that selfishness in a nutshell? I give you nothing, because to show you love and compassion means I have to give of myself.
And isn’t racism the ultimate expression of selfishness?
So, how do we fix it?
Generosity, my friend. You and me. We have to give of our energy and spirit, our time and our treasure, if we want the world to be a better place.
For my part, no more low-energy babble. And believe me, for me, that’s a tough row to hoe! Ho, ho, ho! Poop – just did it again!