March 1, 2020

All Kinds

they say it takes all kinds
it doesn’t take all kinds
but unfortunately we’re stuck with them
fools come in a variety of shapes and colors
you take the rough with the smooth
in every gain, there is loss and in every loss there is gain of something they say
sometimes it takes a while to figure it out
take one step forward then two back texas two-step
have the persistence of water and wear down that stone
there’s a lot to be said for persistence, insistence, resistance
wanting what you have side steps like tai chi a lot of grief
what you want is usually not what you need
tranquility overcomes heat, and movement overcomes 
a bottle of Suntory don’t hurt either
chase desire and you’re on an endless journey 
it leads you down a lot of dangerous dark alleys and dead ends
a beginner's mind has many possibilities, the experts mind has few
I don’t have a lot of faith in experts
if you think you know it all, you don’t--nobody does
wisdom is discarding a piece of knowledge every day
knowledge weighs you down like an unwanted anchor
before making any judgements, imagine walking a mile in the other guy’s shoes
they might hurt more than you think
don’t live your life afraid of death
a life well lived will mean a noble death

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