I’m trying out a life theory. I’m trying to figure out how to get along, be nice to folks, and not blow my stack. The latter of those things usually being the most difficult thing to control. It’s a simple theory, really, if I can remember it and practice it daily.
If what happens to me, is said to me, witnessed by me will not have an impact on my life in one hour, one day, one week, one year, one decade, one century, I need to:
I’m still working on it. It’s something that I need to retain. Absorb in to my very being. And act on. Or not act on, as the case may be. I need to ask myself, will this thing I have witnessed, had said to me, had done to me, matter an hour from now? Or tomorrow? Or next week? Or next year?
I admire the ducks of the world. Ducks who let the water roll so easily off of their backs. Those who can let the things that truly don’t matter roll off of their backs and doing so exist in a peaceful state of enjoyment, work, play and co-existence with others.
Life Theory of a Duck.
Dibs on the title of this theory. I copyright it, right here and right now. For all eternity. And in one hundred years when this is being taught as a Life Practice, what I did here today, will have mattered.
So this is not something you should ignore. It will make your life better in one hour, one day, one week, one year, one decade. You should put it in to practice. Today.