“A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself” Jim Morrison
I would like to elaborate a little on this statement. I think it is profoundly true. People, like our home planet, are complicated organisms. Everything that they are, everything they(we) do interacts and influences everything else. We must beware of unintended consequences. Asking someone to change a behavior or belief to suit us, no matter how trivial, will have some impact on everything else. It is possible you may not like the consequences. Let people be who they are. Then like them or not. That is your choice alone, but do not try to change them to what you want. It is doomed to failure at some point. The “Butterfly Effect” is real.
I would say, for the most part my life has been low key, but I do have some experiences not everybody has. I graduated from the University of Washington with a Business degree majoring in accounting. I have worked for two of the components of the Dow Industrial Average index. I was briefly a member of the 1% club and misplaced my membership card. I have ridden motorcycles, wrecked a 40’ boat, had a 36’ boat destroyed in a marina fire and spent two weeks in court being sued for $500k (I won). As a self-employed builder, I built over 300 homes and had 20 people working for me. I still have a couple of dragons to slay, this blog being one of them.
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