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"An Overflow Of Wisdom (update)"
Anything is possible,
but not probable.
Boredom is dangerous.
It stimulates excess thought, like this:
"Right now I'm going to sit here.
Then I plan to sit over there.
I've got it all worked out.
Hey! There's a documentary on PBS
about bus station cuisine in the 1930's!"
Cast your bread upon the waters,
and you get back soggy bread.
What goes around comes around
only if it happens to be the flu.
I used to be strong as an ox
and twice as smart.
Thin people have some kind of a secret they won't tell us.
They try to make us think it's diet and exercise.
Nobody is completely sane
when you get to know them.
No matter how it looks from the outside,
there is no such thing as one big happy family.
Nobody is as good
or as bad
as you think they are.
They are probably worse.
The only problem with democracy is this:
The majority is dumber than we think.
Prices aren't going up...
The dollar is just worth about eight cents.
Nothing you can swallow is good for you.
Every newscast has a warning
about the dangers of some food or medicine.
This gives us stress.
Stress lowers our resistance,
and is the main cause of illness.
Right now I don't feel too bad.
I wonder what that means?
Won't a lot of running put mileage on my heart?
Half the people in my address book are dead...
friends, enemies, relatives, and rivals.
The game is over, and nobody won.
Well, maybe me.
Every good deed contains a bit of selfishness,
even if it's to save our own soul,
or to like ourselves.
So help a blind guy across the street
whether he wants to go or not.
Opinions are our most prized possessions
and we protect them from your logic.
My brain is so packed with wisdom,
that writing this eases the pressure.
Copyright © August 26, 2004, Jack Blanchard. All rights reserved.
Reprinted by permission.