Every so often the above gem shows up on the internet and all the little angst ridden, revolutionary wanna-bees line up in the comments to say “sooo true” and “more so now than ever” and I get irate every time.
So this time it will be ME posting it and it will be ME who comments on it. You are welcome to comment as well, but I was first. This time.
GO TO WORK
While growing up discover something you enjoy doing and are good at and find someone who needs that something done and arrange for them to pay you to do it.
SEND YOUR KIDS TO SCHOOL
If you choose to have kids seek out the best way to fill their minds with useful information so they might have a fighting chance in a world where knowledge is power.
Wear clothes because other wise you will die of exposure. Wear the clothes you find comfortable. Wear the clothes you find help represent who you are. Wear the clothes that make your girlfriend grab your ass. And if your choices do not follow fashion... fashion will likely follow you.
And remember that society accepts a million definitions of normal. Act normal with some creativity and you could be as wildly popular as Marilyn Manson. Or just twirl about with reckless abandon. Some will call you an ass, others a free-spirit, most will adjust their path to avoid you and 1 or 2 may join you.
WALK ON PAVEMENTS
Walk wherever you like. Through fields, through puddles, through alleys, or god forbid on pavements. But best to walk where you wont be shot or run over.
Watch Carl Sagan loving and explaining the never ending Cosmos. Watch how things are made. Watch leaders speak. Watch Jon Stewart lampoon them. And why not... laugh along with a laugh track now and then. Or even choose sides between Lauren and Heidi.
SAVE FOR YOUR OLD AGE
In a world where goods and services are mainly acquired monetarily consider setting aside some money or assets that can work for you when you are too old to work for yourself.
OBEY THE LAW
Do what you think is right and fair and just. If you are a decent person 90 percent of the time you will find you are obeying the law inadvertantly. As for the other 10 percent. Disobey loudly and proudly and with others who agree with you. You may one day change that law.
REPEAT AFTER ME: The message in the photo was shorter but perhaps only because the author only managed to steal one can of paint. (The writer may be free, but paint is not.)