Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Marc's Rules Of Life

In my observation of humanity, I've come across some unchangable life rules that occur in every culture. See if you agree with me.

1. Everyone must wear the Monkey Suit.
Sometime you will find yourself dressed in a costume that you would otherwise never wear. You may even wear it willingly and enjoy it. Perhaps you are only a few days old and there you are wearing the Monkey suit. Your parents have the pictures to prove it. I know it's odd, but trust me at some point in your life you will wear the Monkey Suit. It is a mandatory obligation.

2. People like funny things on their heads.
Headgear can be functional, but it is usually ridiculous.

3. The cage door is often left unlocked.
This explains why the world is a dangerous place.

4. Creeps creep among us.
There are those that are just plain rude, crude and don't mind letting you know.

5. If you seek power, someone will always be more powerful than you.
You might think you're Superman, there's always a guy with kryptonite standing behind you.

6. Old days were not really better.
Life was safer. We had clean air and blue skies. Public transportation was cheap and accessible. There was much less violence. Products were cheaper On the other hand there was polio, iron lungs, racial inequity, higher mortality rates. Television had only 3 channels and was in black & white. Most homes had no air conditioning. Salaries were low. And cigarettes danced.

7. Some people must be crusaders.
I know several folks that at one point decided to lead the attack as natural born, born-again Christians. Ten years later they became disallusioned with their perception of Christianity and crusaded against it. I don't mean to imply this is strictly a Christian issue. The crusader menality can be applicable to any zealot with a cause and without a clue. For the crusader the cause itself is not important to these folks. It is the crusade that matters.

8. Children rebel
This happens in degrees depending on your child. This is just a test of independence. Reality eventually whacks them upside the head and your kid reemerges.

9. You WILL turn into your parents
Get used to it. Your parents had a lot of redeeming qualities. Well, I hope they did.

10. Plagerism is the most sincere form of flattery.
The main component of music has always been repetition The composer sets forth a theme and then repeats it in differing variations. If you think about it life, art, products, most ideas are all variations on common themes that have been taken from others' themes.

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