I'm a very lucky man. Why, you ask, do I say that? I have my health (both mentally and physically), I am interested in many things, therefore boredom is unknown to me. I am free from self-destructive impulses, especially greed. I have a bizzare sense of humor, which is a constant form of entertainment. My inner world is bigger than my outer world, a constant source of inspiration and distraction. But the thing that makes me a lucky man is that I have the privilege of knowing and being loved by Pook. She is the most intelligent person I have ever known, she is compassionate about very important things, even though the rest of the world doesn't seem to care (screw the world I tell her). She is tireless in her aim to make the world a better place. She is also the world's greatest cat-mom. Nobody makes better fries and grill'ems at 3:30 in the morning than her. I am very proud and lucky to be liked and loved by Pook. The so-called world can keep its version of luck. You can keep your fame, fortune, fast cars, entourage of fake friends, and travel to tourist traps. All of these things pale in comparison to Pook.
Here's something to think about next time you feel hungry. We live on a continent where anybody can get employment. By anybody I mean ANYBODY. Highschool drop-outs, ex-convicts, people with mental problems, people with emotional problems, the socially challenged, illegal immigrants, drug-addicts, motivationally challenged folk and senior citizens. Yes anybody can get work.... but most of them will probably be handling your food. "Do you want fries with that?"
Nothing infuriates a rich man more, than the genuinely happy and contented faces of poor people.
Almost every one I talk to tells me that it will be great when Bush is out of office. I can't help but feel that this is an incredibly short-sighted and over-simplified view to take. Have you ever been at a really great party where every one is having the time of their life and then all of sudden some moronic prick decides that he's going to empty the contents of his stomach into the punch bowl that every one has been drinking out of? Have you noticed that these people usually just laugh, wipe their mouths on the table cloth and then happily leave with-out a care in the world? That in a rather graphic nut shell is how I view the current situation regarding Bush and his fellow gate-crashers. They put their entire country in peril, destroyed all credibility of their nation in the eyes of the international community and took countless lives of innocent people. In two years Bush and his buddies get to walk away from all that they have done, leaving everybody else to clean up and try and get back at least some level of peace. I can guarantee this will not be easy.
I don't know about the rest of you but i find it mind-boggling that in the allegedly freest part of the world people are the least comfortable to be free.