Great article about life and friendship.
How many 25-year friends can you hope to make in one lifetime? 25 years is a long time. That’s half of a short life, a third of a normal life, or a quarter of an extraordinary life. Depending on when you start counting, 25 years might include some or all of growing up, graduating from multiple schools, getting married (or remarried), having (and raising) kids, changing jobs, or changing careers.
But a 25-year friend is not just “a friend for 25 years.” It’s not the passage of time that matters as much as the “of course”-ness of it all. Of course I want to hear about your breakup. Of course you can come over anytime. Of course I’ll help you move. Of course you’ll be my best man, and I yours. Of course we’ll be each other’s godfathers. Of course you’ll “lend” me some money when I hit hard times. 25 years of “of course.”
December 21, 2010Posted in: Misc.
Alot of times you may think, “if only I had a million dollars life would be so much better”. This article talks about what that million dollars really signifies and how you can feel like you’re a million dollars richer, now.
This morning, I was feeling a little stir-crazy from being cooped up in my office, so I decided to stretch my legs and go to the cornerstore down the street. I got a bag of chips and while paying, asked the guy behind the counter how he was doing. He responded with a heavy sigh and said â€œTired, man. I need a million dollars and i need to travel. Things are bad right now, man.â€ He made a tired half-joke about how maybe heâ€™d win the lottery scratcher this week.
He didnâ€™t offer any more info and I didnâ€™t want to pry, so I told him that I hoped things would pick up for him, paid for my chips, and left. Walking home, I couldnâ€™t shake a feeling of sadness about the conversation. I know what it feels to have life kick you in the teeth, and feel like you just need to get away from everything. How many times have I thought to myself â€œIf only I had a million dollars.â€ However, Iâ€™ve come to realize that the wishful desire to have an arbitrarily large amount of money is a reflection of lazy thinking.
December 17, 2010Posted in: Misc.
This shit is one of the craziest things you will ever see in real life. UFC is nuts.