Monthly Archives: January 2015

I KNOW A GUY

I know a guy

Who is everything, and yet nothing,

At least as far as I am concerned.

Well, this is what I mean:

To make his point in any discussion

Especially when his position is falling apart

He chips in how he’s a trained Educator or Psychologist

Or ‘Child teacher’, or Musician, or Statistician, or Grammarian.

Yet, his arguments are usually very watery and nonsensical at best,

Even in areas he claims proficiency in.

I know you know a guy too

Maybe we know the same guy

Maybe we know different guys

Whatever the case, the guy I know is a mouthy Jack of all trades but master of none

Better to know or be one thing of worth than boastfully claim to know or be many things and yet amount to nothing.

The age long proverb yet holds true:

Empty barrels make the loudest noise.

Anyway, after several grueling sessions, I succeeded in putting the guy I know in his place

He’s much more reserved and calculated in his propositions and opinions these days

At least whenever I’m present.

He’s now my guy.

I’ll have my guy call your guy

To begin his education

On how to find even if just a few things he can be good at

Instead of persisting in the habit of glorifying himself on an empty brain.

Have a solid day!

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ONCE AND FOR ALL

Let’s write this proposal once and for all

Let’s give her a stern warning once and for all

Let’s do this course once and for all

Let’s buy that item once and for all

The problem with ‘once and for all’ is that we can’t decide finality in the moment for sure

What if the market condition changes and renders our proposal obsolete?

What if she makes the same mistake but turns it around to bring in a commercial windfall?

What if progress in the course is halted midway due to a more pressing involvement?

What if the item inexplicably fails and refuses repair?

Wouldn’t we be better off resolving to simply “do it”, no decisive conditions attached?

Removing the “once and for all” tag minimizes the unnecessary pressure we put ourselves under and makes us able to perform tasks with more expression and freedom.

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CREDITS AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

We find them at the end of movies; long and exhausting.

We find them just before the prologue, or after the epilogue of books.

It’s not that surprising we hardly take the time go through them

Names and names and names

Ignored just like the “terms and conditions” before a software installation process

Afterall, these people hardly mean shit to us.

But when we’re the ones releasing these books or movies or articles or speeches or publications,

And we get rave reviews and praises

It behooves on us to properly acknowledge those behind the scenes,

Those who painstakingly made us look good in the eyes of the world.

For one, it shows that we are human and rely on people for assistance; this makes our ‘audience’ identify more easily with humans like them.

On the other hand, it gives out a word for the editor or publisher or trainer or whomever.

In the end, it reflects well on both parties.

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