Polymath, Shmolymath…

August 31, 2009, @ 12:32 pm Leave a comment Go to comments

200 years ago I coulda been a ‘Jefferson type’, a Renaissance Man, maybe I could of been a friend of his…  But in today’s society most of the people I meet socially sell weed…   Their very enterprising really…  You’d be amazed at how many skills and trades they work in…  sorry back to my point…

I work with computers and write, I’ve managed businesses (successfully, that’s important by the way), worked in insurance, accounting, corporate finance, the airline industry (during 9/11), health care, driven trucks, shoveled doody and entertainment…

Today, I stand here before you making ‘pithy’ remarks…

It’s funny how in today’s society being a ‘Polymath‘ is kind of looked down upon…  University’s are no longer institutions of learning for the sake of knowledge…  Their trade schools…  you used to go to school to learn and then AFTER school you’d pick a trade…

But all that’s tough to get through during an interview…  So now I write jokes and work out of the house…

Not that I miss fighting traffic,…  the coffee hogs who never make a fresh damned pot…  that’s just rude…  my Mom didn’t even drink coffee but she’d smack you upside the head for that one…  I don’t miss the ‘office politics’…  Or all the women undressing me with their eyes…  it’s just uncomfortable…  Hey!, my eyes are up here Miss…

Somewhere along the way everyone has forgotten to ‘just be’…  We’re all in a rush…  gotta pick a career, what are you going to do with your future…  never mind a 17 yr old can’t be trusted to pick out a matching shirt in the morning…  what’s your religion, what do you believe, how many hours can you work, can you stay late, when are you coming in, pick up the laundry, go to the store, pay the bills, go back to work, I hate this job, but you gotta pay the bills… or you won’t be able to pay for the cards and the tv then they’ll take the car, the house, then the kids…

That’s why I just smack myself in the face once a day with a ball peen hammer and ‘relax’…

What, were you expecting something “deep” at the end of this???  I told you in the beginning I make ‘pithy’ remarks…  If you want answers you need to go to one of those “Sit Down” philosophers….

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  1. Bill Bartmann
    September 18, 2009, @ 10:17 am at 10:17 am

    Cool site, love the info. I do a lot of research online on a daily basis and for the most part, people lack substance but, I just wanted to make a quick comment to say I’m glad I found your blog. Thanks,

    A definite great read..

    -Bill-Bartman

  2. Tnelson
    September 30, 2009, @ 8:29 pm at 8:29 pm

    Hey, I read a lot of blogs on a daily basis and for the most part, people lack substance but, I just wanted to make a quick comment to say GREAT blog!…..I”ll be checking in on a regularly now….Keep up the good work! 🙂

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