Authors, Entrepreneurs, and other Creative Individuals Pursuing Their Dreams
A memorable phrase. I’ve heard it often recently in the more dramatic scenes of several TV shows. Those words are meant to carry an impact.
When used in real life, it can be taken a variety of ways. It’s a possible smart ass remark, or a statement of commitment. Bottom line, it acknowledges a severe penalty may well be paid for doing something and the speaker is willing to accept it when it happens.
How often does the one doing the talking really mean it?
We have a tendency as people to jump to the dramatic flair to emphasize a point, but it’s with hollow words. I’ll kill you! I hate your guts! I’d rather die! Hollow words, as I say.
The experiences in my life have shown me I can live with a number of things I never even dreamed would be tolerable. Others are unacceptable. Four marriages that ended in imitation disaster showed me a number of unacceptable phases of living, so I ended them. Certain insurance carriers over my career were the same, unacceptable. I terminated the contracts. A number of people at various stretches of my life were more trouble than they were worth and were shown the exit to my world. Certain facets of my existence that resulted in me becoming homeless in 2005 were eradicated.
Virtually all aspects of the way I lived while I was homeless have been dispensed with. It’s because, after having lived with them, I no longer find I’m able to “live with that”.
Bigotry. Hatred. Unfounded animosity. Mistreating another human being for no reason, or for what someone else has done. Assigning someone to an imagined class simply based on appearance.
These are thing I can’t live with. Consequently, I’ve joined the fight … perhaps even started one all on my own … to eliminate those patterns from society. From our lives. From you.
I’m not one to dream the impossible dream. I’m not the man who insists the impossible will soon happen. I’ve done too many things in my life to make Bill look like a fool. Even so, I won’t back down now and throw every problem without an obvious answer into the “impossible” category. It was said we’d never walk on the moon. It was said racial unrest would never be overcome in our country. It was said …
You pick the topic. We’ve had naysayers since we acquired languages. The topics I’ve shown above have more than their share of those who swear they’ll never become fact. I won’t accept that position. Albeit I’ll acknowledge these factors may not be resolved in my lifetime, I refuse to accept they won’t happen in time. Therefore, I see myself at this point in my life as a man doing his part to facilitate them.
When I’m gone, I’ll expect you to carry on.
I’m just sayin’.
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