What a wonderful time I had the other day on the island. As the sun was about to set I heard the hoo hoo hoo hoo hoo of a Great Horned Owl. I ended up finding a huge asian snail sitting on the beach, and I decided to take some pictures of it that also highlighted my hitch-hikers thumb.
It’s times like this that I am so grateful for, to be free of the rat-race of life most have to endure on a day to day basis.
I realize of course, that for some it is by necessity and not choice that they work full-time, and so I don’t fault anyone for it. But as for me, I choose to “think different”. Yes, it means no GS this or GS that but thats just fine with me. I have worked my share of jobs over the past decade to know exactly what it is that I don’t want to do.
I mention that because a few years ago I was hanging out with friend and some folks he knew, it was annoying for them to talk about the GS level they were on and they had these beaming smiles as they said it…..
And then it was my turn….so Anthony, what do you do for a living?
It was indeed an awkward moment. I paused and said that I was unemployed and got the condescending response….
“Oh, that’s too bad”.
It wasn’t even just the tone of her voice it was the look I got it was like oh, look at him isn’t he so pitiful. All I was trying to do was to spend time with some new people. To not be a part of an exclusive clique.
Talk about lowered expectations. Do you think I ever hung out with those boogie people again? No I didn’t! If one measures success by the size of ones paycheck, then I’m just not a part of that club.
They turned out to be someone that I used to know….somebody.
Anyway you keep on runnin’ out of my life if you subscribe to that foolishness, cause guess what? While you’re at work, waiting and waiting as the minutes/hours pass by I am actually doing something I enjoy….Like going for walks, enjoying nature, or spending time with my mother and sister, you see those are things that bring me joy not no fancy cars or diamond rings which are not forever by the way.
I have been teased before for not attending a four year college……but I am glad I didn’t. I don’t have that level of debt to be concerned about, nor do I want it. As a result I have a measure of freedom many dream of but never get.
I mean, what’s the point of making lots of money, if you have virtually no time to enjoy it. Mo’ money really does equal mo’ problems when you think of it. As a result a simple life in my opinion is the way to go.
Of course, I have no qualms with hard work. I respect a person that works to make an honest living. I just don’t like those that have some cushy job that they got because of their parents. In fact, I feel sorry for them because they are spoiled brats and the truth is that the joke is indeed on them.
it’s just a shame they don’t see it that way.