Who are we in this current world, what have we become? We want everything we do to be easy and we want instant gratification. Well, nothing worthwhile comes easy! Raising children, paying ones’ debts, taking care of our parents, avoiding temptation, keeping ones’ marriage vows, dieting, saying no, are all difficult.
As JFK once said in reference to all the things involved in going to the moon, “We are not doing these things because they are easy, but because they are hard.” We’ve heard it all through our lives. It’s hard to do this and it’s hard to do that. Tell me what is easy. If done well there is no job that is easy. There is no relationship that is easy. Again, nothing worthwhile is easy!
And yet we look for the easy way out, the straight line between two points, the soft spot. There are none. They say, and I believe it to be true, that one can accomplish anything if one spends one hour a day on it. Even this is not easy. There are so many distractions and so many obligations. Getting this damn blog out every day is not easy. I am not a typist. I am a speaker. Dictation programs are not easy. And don’t get me started on punctuation and grammar. BTW, thanks to all of you for your patience!
The most difficult thing is, “Seeing ourselves as others see us.” If I were to believe what other people say about me I would think that I am arrogant, annoying, narcissistic and aggressive. I do not feel any of these things. I see myself as determined! I am the dark horse, the under dog, the little train that could!
Thus I have spent my life doing things that other people considered unreasonable and unrealistic. However, I have never failed to accomplish my goals. I am not afraid of hard work, while most of those around me have been slackers, vagabonds and malcontents. As The Marines say, “The difficult we do right away, the impossible takes a little time!”
Trust and love are not easy although I trust too easily and love too deeply, it seems. However, it takes me a long time to let anyone into my love and too short a time to earn my trust. I am a cock-eyed optimist.
All this being said, I am the most trustworthy person I know. Always on time, always true to my word, and always ready to roll up my sleeves and work as hard as I can. The ‘difficult’ does not intimidate me, and I am not afraid of the ‘impossible.’ Yes, I am running for the office of The President of the United States of America!
I like me!
Kip Addotta, aka Uncle Kippy
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