Admit it, you love that quote as much as I do. LOL I have this vision of about 200 million Americans floating down a river bellies up right now.
Anyway, back to the subject at hand.
I was a black sheep…still am….and I’m proud of it. Maybe it’s because I am adopted. I was so much different than the other members of my adopted family that maybe that jumbled up my brain and led me to an unorthodox lifestyle. Maybe my mother dropped me on my head. Hell, maybe I was squeezed too tightly in the birth canal. Whatever the reason, it seems like I’ve always been swimming against the current while others lazily float downstream.
And not so surprisingly I have always gravitated towards the oddballs. When I was teaching my favorite students were the ones who obviously had not received the memo explaining the proper way to live life.
There was a tv show on back in the late Eighties or early Nineties called “Freaks and Geeks”…..welcome to my world. Stoners & Nerds Anonymous…..my homies for life.
The things is, it was never a conscious decision on my part to take detours from normal behavior. It was just a natural process. In college I had friends who were already planning for the future, and some of them spent years saving for retirement and socking away assets….I just lived day by day, merrily bouncing from one situation to the next. Planning for the future? What’s that mean? The future could end this afternoon; how do you plan for sudden death? But of course my friends had a logical answer: you get life insurance so that your loved ones are taken care of, and you make funeral and burial arrangements……..ARE YOU KIDDING ME?????????
So here I am today, with barely a penny to my name, no retirement, sixty-four years old, no burial plan, no life insurance and hardly any possessions and I’m here to tell you that I love my life and have absolutely no regrets.
I know, I know, you are saying this man is delusional…and you have a right to your opinion…but I am at peace with my life and everything that has gone before.
I wake up each morning free of burdens. I wake up each morning completely relaxed in a simple lifestyle. I wake up each morning surrounded by love.
It turns out being a black sheep has its benefits. J
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