WHAT HAPPENS NEXT
Saturday June 25, 2016
Make plans. Write them down.
Open your drawer in a few years when you need a good laugh.
That’s what plans are for. Not marveling how wise we were, but comic fodder when a belly laugh is needed. Interesting characters arrive/depart – most joys and successes flowed from random, reaction to crisis, fork-in-road choices …
Life does not go according to plan.
What’s next? Greenspan says disaster. Gross says not. Markets will calm – another page (perhaps chapter) in economics textbooks. Old Brits vent, millennials grasp what they’ve done. No mass hysteria, Dow gyrations or talking/shouting TV heads make sense of it …
Look around – individuals, our American friends (I’ve given up waiting for Trump to say ‘April Fool’ and move on). Now Brits, Brexiting. Edgy, fearing what comes next. No plan – nor perception anyone’s individual plan or efforts might change direction for anyone’s life or fate of country. Series of choices, made without a plan. Months will pass, perhaps years, every tale of woe from Britain and Europe will draw ink. Maybe some blood. Debating who made worst calculations – those who voted, those who didn’t or David Cameron who never needed to call that vote*.
The world is not coming to an end.
Earth turns. Summer will pass. We should plan for fall. For some, no point – they’ll be in obituary pages because some dread disease or horrible accident will end them.
For ALL THE REST OF US, what happens next?
We all have a purpose. Then we die.
Too many people perish before they figure out their purpose – or worse, they’ve figured it out and haven’t acted on it.
*like Albertans still shaking heads about why Jim Prentice called an election he needn’t have. We (all of us) hold expectations our collective will is wise without any evidence. Our collective view – that leaders, no matter how much we love or hate their politics, are altruistic public servants with public’s best interests ahead of their own. Yeah. Sure. Y2K (remember?), first feared, then became a non-event.
written / published from Calgary, AB
morning walk with Gusta: 11C/51F, overcast/raining stopped a while, Gusta happy to trot, we got a little wet – fresh air, quiet streets …
Hi Mark! Congratulations on your (much deserved) Toastmasters award! These things are a bonus to what you do, never should they be a goal because then the victory is not quite as sweet! J And I enjoy that feeding the souls and bodies of those you are with is what matters to you. You are in a good space and we are the beneficiaries. Kudos!!! Have a great weekend, JF, Calgary, AB
Congratulations!, anon ..?
HAPPINESS IS – good food and friends. Congrats – on both accounts! Well deserved. KK Calgary AB
And now we all want the recipe if you’re sharing!!! Sounds mouth-watering!, BR, Calgary, AB [lots of dry-rub recipes on the internet – pick one, experiment; for me turmeric is the key … the rest is ‘picking things from my spice cupboard’, rub brisket all over, put in foil (fattiest side up), wrap tightly .. 14 hrs. @ 225F]