Wednesday, December 21, 2011

You Can't Handle It

Chances are - you could not handle getting everything you wanted.
NASCAR uses a restrictor plate to reduce speeds at it's races and to lower the chances of deadly crashes.
Addictions, fame, wealth, an overabundance of food, big houses, pimped-out cars, bling, and status would kill you.
If you cannot handle what you already have without being jealous, spiteful or arrogant - why would you expect to be given more of what you ask? 
If you are unteachable with a little - you would not heed wisdom with a lot.
"Want" is the restrictor plate used by nature.

The worst case scenario would be that wherein one has more 'fans' than friends - when no one can tell you nothin'.
The best case scenario is that wherein one might end up sans-teeth for breaking the social codes of any given group.
This is where one finds true happiness.
(Notice; The Fishbone cameo in the Pepper's video?)

Replace the man of which Mary J. Blige sings with anything - piety, wealth, fame, status, anything...
Her conclusion is that she has to matter to herself - that her happiness begins with herself and not in some outside source.

3 comments:

Tom said...

she has to matter to herself - that her happiness begins with herself and not in some outside source.

I had to learn that the hard way. I had a bit of corporate power at one time, and it made me a wreck. But giving up that high of having everybody listen to me was the hardest thing I've ever done.

Val said...

This post makes me think about lottery winners. How all of a sudden they have more money than they ever imagined they'd have. And then all the problems start.

I think the problems start because all of a sudden their whole life is measured in dollars and cents.

Desertflower said...

I can handle it! Believe me, I KNOW I can handle it! At least I sure as hell would like to try!!! :P