If There's One Piece Of Advice A Can Pass Along It Is This . . .

Sometimes people think too much about a problem, weighing all the pros and cons so they can come out the furthest ahead. This may involve performing a misdeed, lying, thieving, cursing, slandering, smashing, stealing, or simply cutting corners, when possible, to make things faster and easier -- seemingly.  Who, after all, really gets hurt?

One of the simplest golden rules I (and many others, I'm sure) live by is, always do what is right.  It keeps you from having to cover up, have a guilty conscience, getting in trouble, losing friends, getting fired, landing in the hoosegow, or dying.  The more tangled you become in deceit, the harder it will be to get unraveled when the floor falls out from under you.

We all bend the rules a little.  We aren't pure, after all.  We're human.  We make mistakes.  Fate, however, will can only be tempted so many times before it takes its due.  If people bully you, walk away.  Do not reason with them, as they've proved themselves already as unreasonable.  If you are near a high presipice, do not step over the edge, because people cannot fly.  If your car or truck runs on gasoline, do not fill with diesel or it will not work. 

My metaphor of the day is, don't step onto the busy street in front of a speeding transit bus!  99.999 times out of 100 you will not win.  Go to the crosswalk or trafic light.  It may take longer, but I guarantee you'll be in much better shape for doing so, and your friends and family will be much happier you're still with them. 

Now, how do I get down (safely) from this soap box . . . ?
UnderEli UnderEli
46-50, M
Sep 8, 2012