The world is crazier than most people know. But I know. I was a clinical social worker for forty years. I am a witness. I retired from social work to write about the sad, the mad, and the savage; with whom I have spent most of my life. I have decided to translate these stories into fiction, because, as a co-worker once said, "You couldn't make this sh*t up. No one would believe you."

Friday, March 16, 2012

Smile, Be Happy

I just read that a positive attitude slows aging. What a revelation!

Seriously, the piece said that genes are interactive, and even if you have good genes you have to have a good attitude. How to do this?
  • ·      Ignore your bank account
  • ·      If you have a bank account
  • ·      Ignore your mortgage
  • ·      You can’t pay it anyhow
  • ·      Ignore heat and cold.
  • ·      Wherever you live, you can’t afford to get the house to a comfortable temperature.
  • ·      If you have a house.

Okay, let’s get real. Is it possible to have a positive attitude in this economy? You betcha! The answer:

Life 2.0. In Life 2.0, all obstacles are just challenges we have to meet, hurdles in a race we have decided to run. Yeehaw!

  • ·      I’m broke. Answer: who isn’t?
  • ·      I have nowhere to live. Answer: do you have a car? Friends? Kids?
  • ·      I’m hungry. Answer: get out of that cat dish! Poor cat. Do you have friends? Kids? Can you steal? Can you read? Find the food pantry and soup kitchen in the phone book?
  • ·      I’m bored. Answer: go to Wall Street. I hear they’re having a helluva party.
  • ·      I feel like a failure. Answer: dig yourself. You’re just trendy.

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