“Fight Against Stupidity And Bureaucracy”
“The happiest people don’t have the best of everything,
they just make the best of everything they have.”
I should warn you that if you haven’t seen it before the subject of today’s post might make you feel a lot smaller than you were before you looked at it. But I hope it inspires you as well. It inspired me to be a more thankful for what I have and to try to do a bit more, with a smile on my face. (Mind you I reserve the right to complain about the SABs!)
First a joke to set the mood today.
A guy who had turned down every job he had ever been offered walks into the local welfare office, marches straight up to the counter and says
“Hi…You know, I just HATE drawing welfare. I’d really rather have a job.”
The social worker behind the counter says,
“Really? Your timing is excellent. We just got a job opening from a very wealthy old man who wants a chauffeur and bodyguard for his nymphomaniac daughter. You’ll have to drive around in his Mercedes, but he’ll supply all of your clothes.
Because of the long hours, meals will be provided. You’ll be expected to escort her on her overseas holiday trips. You will have to satisfy her sexual urges. You’ll have a two-bedroom apartment above the garage. The starting salary is $200,000 a year”.
The guy says, “You’re bullshittin’ me!”
The social worker says, “Yeah, well… you started it.”
If you are a regular reader of my blog you’ll realize that my tolerance level for stupidity and bureaucracy is rapidly heading towards zero, in fact it may already be there.
I despise, detest, and abhor three types of people, (1) those who think the world owes them a living without them doing a damn thing for themselves, (2) those who are clearly too dumb for the jobs they have been given, and (3) those who make the stupid rules the stupid people try to enforce.
But there’s a flip side to everything. My hatred of the above categories of people is equaled by my admiration of three other groups of people, (1) those who do make the best of what they have, (2) who work hard for themselves and their families, and (3) those who get on with their lives regardless of the obstacles that have been put in their way.
Thankfully there are thousands upon thousands of such good and decent people everywhere in every country. This little fella in the video below is a great example.
As I said above, it may make you feel a bit smaller that you thought you were, but if this doesn’t inspire you and make you take a think about your own life and all the good things you have then, like I always say, “it’s not my fault, there’s something wrong with you!”