Are We There Yet?

Influence or Affluence which is your pick? Would you rather be a Donald J. Trump, hell-bent on rewriting the history of a World Power or a Bill Gates who is well on his way to single-handedly ending extreme poverty in some countries? Growing up, at each level of growth and development, priorities change. In simpler times, the only thing I hoped for on the weekends was to be part of the Sunday rice fest. Nothing comes close to that! And now, well, let’s just say I sometimes wake up in the middle of the night debating within myself, if I did, in fact, have dinner or not.

Building and maintaining relationships is probably the most difficult thing ever. The building part seems easy, but maintaining, not so much. I mean, how do you constantly maintain a relationship with someone you no longer have any use for? At least in the foreseeable future? Let me clear it up for you. You eat your parents’ food, use their electricity, be a general nuisance all around and contribute a grand total of nothing to the upkeep of the family, but that’s all good, things are looking up. There’s the off chance that you will make it in life.

Apologizing used to be so easy initially but as you age it becomes all the more difficult, why is that? How’d I genuinely apologize over something I have no knowledge of? “Just say you’re sorry“, why? Apparently apologizing is a myth amongst parents. Your mom will rather give both her kidneys out than say she’s sorry over something wrong she did to you. She’ll rather show she’s sorry by slipping in an extra piece of chicken in your plate hoping you’d notice and understand. Fraud.

There’s an ongoing debate as to whether or not religion is the reason we’re where we are today. There are pastors asking you to sow seeds that you don’t even have. Reminds me of something I read somewhere, this young man had been jobless for a while and was getting really depressed. In his desperation, he decided to sell his only worthwhile piece of property, a PlayStation, and give the proceeds as an offering. Fast forward to a few months later, he’s still without a job and there’s no PlayStation to console himself with. Talk about a double whammy here (in the voice of Martin Tyler).

Technology is really deceiving at times. Here in these parts, we get to use first world technologies but still experience third world problems. Your iPhone X falls into a gutter on the Island and you can’t put your hand in and bring it out, because the way the water is set up, your hand might wither away if you try. You purchase a Rolls Royce Phantom and you only get to drive it on specific days and roads because of security and impeccable roads.

I think the older generation owe us an explanation as to why the quality of Education is a far cry from the “old days“. A young man getting asked if he can wife a lady with an esophagus and his response is; how can she have an esophagus? In fact, before the wedding plans begin, she has to go see a doctor confirm if it’s terminal. Whoever did to us, how do you sleep at night? You owe us big time, you really do.

In the words of great philosopher Gottfried, “what an old man sees lying down…is his personal problem” Wake up to the possibilities around you, stop the procrastination. I know it’s rich coming from me, I procrastinate a lot, even when it comes to posting on this blog. Either way, do better. Save that money, marry that fine girl, she loves you (I think).

Go forth and be great.

© Gottfried. All rights reserved.


122 thoughts on “Are We There Yet?

  1. Always fun reading your blog, and the deceptive simplicities you loosely mask, that have powerful substance when one peers deeper past the surface.

    In no way top denigrate this post, though I do have to say I may have to sue you for PUN-it I’ve damages… out of snarky jealously that you seamless-segue floated in one of the juiciest puns I’ve heard in a while.

    “Fast forward to a few months later, he’s still without a job and there’s no PlayStation to console himself with. Talk”

    Effin “console” for a PlayStation no longer there to console and soothe. 🙂 Great stuff!

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  2. Trump is a Cohn-trained gangster. Gates is a thief, a liar and a eugenicist. If those are my two choices, I’m going home.

    What is a rice fest?

    Maintaining a relationship should (*should*) be based on mutual respect and some form of commonality. But, then, narcissists wouldn’t have anything to do.

    It takes a lot of integrity for a parent to apologize for bad behavior. I’m still waiting for mine.

    I’m just not even going to address religion.

    Where are you?

    “…young man getting asked if he can wife a lady…” Wife a lady?

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    1. Still waiting for that from your parents? As an adult, isn’t that now on you? Have you reached out to them in this regard?

      Understood ‘rents are both Mentor and Tormentor potentially, though are you not now your OWN Mentor? Have you reached out to them to discuss it? If so, dismiss this. If not, don’t you have a responsibility to yourself and your own sense of well-being to sidestep and preclude and dismiss and drop-to-the-bottom-of-the-ocean ay abandonment-waiting to do so?

      As an adult, aren’t YOU the one now in charge? Aren’t YOU now your Mentor/Tormentor?

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      1. Um…I.Was.Kidding. Thank you for the unsolicited psychobabble. GEEZUS. I left FakeBook to get away from this nonsense…*facepalm*

        Sorry Gottfried. If he is a friend of yours…

        I don’t take kindly to random, self-important strangers spewing unrequested advice for what? A comment to someone else?

        Excuse me but, piss off. (Sorry, again, Gottfried…)

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        1. Nothing unsolicited, especially in regards to psycho-babble. It seemed it was clearly indicated your were waiting for your parents’ apology, and now that portion of the post is MIA. Must (now) be my mis-read, or your re-thinking after posting? Either way, just fine. I’ll piss off either way, Not playing the retract-stamements tennis game.

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        2. Personally, I don’t take kindly to random, self-important posters spewing drivel in regards to things they put in public and ought to take responsibility for. (Yes, I ended my sentence in a preposition. Choose the expletive you would like communicated to you)

          In the context of statements of specifically not addressing religion, I doubt that, “It takes a lot of integrity for a parent to apologize for bad behavior. I’m still waiting for mine.”, was kidding. Contextually, it seemed wise, frankly. Though, I guess that was not wisdom, and was just kidding. Cool, so they won’t apologize to you for their bad behavior. On one hand, that’s too bad. On the other, you were just kidding, so it really doesn’t concern you.

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          1. What is self-importance, really? Minus hubris, which I know not much of in myself, I am positively plussed be your reversal. Impresses]d, really, especially in light of you bringing up Narcissists. Was that a confession? Coral snapping back into the shell-tube, or an octopus kicking out as it hits the reverse gear hard? I’ve heard this tone before.

            The only thing I know, is that a nerve was struck. I have compassion and empathy for that never, though I do not in any way cotton to its acting-out outburst. I suggest you paste your pst, and clarify which lines were kidding, parody, and/or irony so I can actually receive your intent as I obviously mis-received it. Not for lack of clarity, just for lack of being clear.

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  3. I find myself not agreeable with some others as I don’t think it’s something off the beaten the path from you. I do reap heaps of wisdom from every post.

    I hear no wedding bells yet, at dire times like this. Who dares?! 😅 Stay cool, happy weekend!

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  4. …….Apologizing used to be so easy initially but as you age it becomes all the more difficult, why is that?

    I know, right!
    Let me tell you about my mom; she would not apologize, but she will be acting all nice and extra sweet. Sometimes I play hard to get and I’ll be like ‘mom you need to say those magic words I AM SORRY!
    she would not… She continue acting extra sweet that even if you refuse her meal, she don’t mind telling you lullaby before bedtime. Besides, I am still her baby right? 😄😄😄

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    1. Haha, your mom is the sweetest. I dunno why they don’t just go ahead and apologize instead of behaving like a broken clock 😂😂😂

      Of course you’re still our* baby

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