Tuesday, May 12, 2009

What I've Learned


1. There is something very dangerous about what we find funny... it reveals a lot about us and at times can be downright frightening.

2. I love Italian food almost as much as I love Soul Food. I used to wonder if that meant I had a cultural identity problem. I know now that all it meant was that I could eat spaghetti one day and some Ribs the next.

3. My dream job would be to have a radio show. Imagine getting paid to just talk for four or five hours and play music. I do that now for free, which brings me to something my grandfather
told me once...

4. Find a job that you love so much that you would do it for free and you'll never work again. It took me a while to figure it out but, I know what he meant now. I just never found such a job... that's why I'm still working, I guess.

5. My father used to write all of his checks to pay various bills. Then, he would get in his car, drive to each place, and deliver the checks personally... the electric company, gas company, phone company, etc. He didn't mail anything until he got old. He would often take me or my brother or both of us with him when he went on his runs. It seemed bizarre to both of us at the time but, our lights, gas, water, nor phone never got cut off. There wasn't a lot of other people around who could say the same.

6. Age and ruthlessness beats youth and inexperience on any given day. An old guy told me that when I was a kid. It took me all these years to realize he was indeed on to something!

7. At some time in your life you have to say, "I won't do this and I don't care if everybody is doing it or not."

8. At some time in your life you have to say, "I'll try this. I know nobody else has done this before but, I might just pull this off.

9. Sometimes people are right, even when they clearly don't know what the hell they are talking about. Just dumb luck, I guess.

10. Live everyday as though it's your last because one day, you'll be right.

Peace!

27 comments:

Jillian said...

Love reading your learnings Keithmeister!!! :) #6 becomes more true with each passing year...lol

-Cupcake

Stacye / A Child of God said...

#6,7 and 8 are paths that we all need today. I thank God for you and I know that I don't say that enough to you but you are so needed for this season. You always give us what we need to hear and I thank you for listening to your inner voice and sharing your soul with us.

Toni said...

I Love These "What I've learned" posts.

Angie B. said...

I love number ten...That was funny, yet true.

Beautifully.Conjured.Up said...

You've learned some great things...I love them all.

Sunflower said...

I love number six Keith, That's hillarious!

Lisa said...

Love these random posts like this,I learn so much.

Halo said...

Number 1 really speaks to me.

Vanessa said...

My Dad did the same things, drove around to pay his bills...It was a generational thing I guess.lololol.

Cheryl said...

I love this post...I went through your archives to check out your other -"What I've Learned" Posts..
I like them equally as well.

Sean said...

Love This ,Man!

Brenda said...

Number Six and the last one are my
favorites.

James Perkins said...

I love number two, I share your love for the same type of foods.

Grover Tha Playboy said...

Man, I loved 5,6,7,8 and 10.

Simon Bastion said...

Great and insightful post as to be expected.

Tate2 said...

Number one is so true..What you laugh at reveals a lot about you.
Dug this whole post.

Swaggie said...

I live by Seven and Eight man....
Everybody has got to have a code.

Jazzy said...

Loved all ten of these fam!

Captain Jack said...

I always enjoy these "What I've Learned" Posts..I was looking for one on the first of May...I was wondering why I didn't see one..So glad you included one this month.

Erin Michell said...

Great post...i like the blog :-) Thanks for sharing some wisdom with us....

Thoughts of a Southern gal said...

#2 is me. I love me some Italian. If I wasn't worried about gaining a ton of weight, I would eat lasagna and garlic bread everyday.

Loving #6

Blu Jewel said...

love this post and I live #6 very well.

love to live; live to love!

The Dreamy One said...

Amen Keith!

Your dad was a smart man!

The older folk do know more than us young folk still pissing in th wind,lol

I like italian food also!

I know some people who don't know shyss but are just plain ole lucky!

Oyin said...

hmmm Dr. Keith, thanks for the therapy.....


clearly thats what this is...muah!

Anonymous said...

Loved This Post!

ShellyShell said...

My dad did that same thing for awhile! Hell, my dad still doesn't have a credit/debit card! His philosophy..you can pay for it with cash or check! Of course my mom has them cause as she says how the hell are we getting hotels, flights etc!

I like Italian too! But I absolutely Middle Eastern food especially Lebanese! YUM!

I've yet to have a job that I enjoy...*sigh*

6-8 are good ones! Number 10 is the best! I'm a firm believer in that!

Good post Keith, as usual!

Mizrepresent said...

I absolutely love this...i have done what i learned posts before and it is great to remind yourself of the lessons you have acquired on your journey.

I can truly attest that i too love Italian food, heck to be truthful there is really not many foods that i hate...but when it comes to Italian you can just add on the lbs way before i sit down to dinner.

#3 i always wanted a column in a newspaper...i guess that's why i love this blogging so much...my own little column in cyberspace. Do you Keith...the way you are going i believe it can happen. Please interview me when you do. lol!

#10 - I do that everyday...every single day!




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