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We wanted more

Of what, we were not sure

But we wanted more

More money

More power

More fame

Sensation never goes away

Call us Capitalists

Call us the Depraved

The more we received

The more we craved

More answers

More questions

More disillusions

We had too much

What we received

Only leads to wanting more.

 

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Epitaph

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Thought to be the top of the food chain,

I’m left to ponder why,

Only species to kill each other for sport,

Dying for gold and God and lies,

I’m only left to laugh,

At such hubris and pride,

I carve our epitaph in stone,

As a tear rolls out of my eye,

“Here lies man,

For he created his own demise.”

The Tooth Fairy

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I really enjoy listening to Bill Simmons’ podcast. For those that are unaware, Simmons is a sports columnist from the Boston area who has his own podcast that centers on sports talk as well as pop culture.

The other day he shared a very wonderful and touching story that I thought was worthy of being retold. Simmons’ son had lost a tooth while playing in the ocean. He was frantic to find the tooth so he could put it under his pillow for the tooth fairy to find. But, the tooth was lost somewhere in the ocean and this resulted in the younger Simmons being inconsolable.

So, Bill and his wife came up with the idea to have the son write a letter and place it in a bottle. The letter explained that he had lost the tooth and that anyone that should find it should please contact the family so it could be returned. They used the wife’s phone number as contact information and tossed the bottle containing the note into the sea.

Surprisingly, a few weeks later, Mrs. Simmons received a phone call from a middle-aged woman who very touched by the honesty of the little boy’s letter. She told Mrs. Simmons that she had framed the letter and wished to present it to the son, along with…wait for it…A TOOTH! But she did not miraculously find the son’s tooth. Instead, the lady had three sons of her own – now all grown – and had saved all of their teeth they had lost as children. She wanted to donate one to Bill’s son in an effort to make him feel better.

Not expecting anyone to ever find the letter, much less answer it, the Simmons had the little boy put a little note under his pillow explaining what had happened and they the Tooth fairy left him some cash the next morning. Upon presentation of the gift a few days later from the lady who found the bottle, the little boy, in true capitalist form, figured he could cash-in (literally!) on the “recovered” tooth and make another offering to the tooth fairy to score more cash!

Success – all in a definition

I’ve been thinking a lot about success. What is success? According to the 10th edition of the Merriam Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, success is defined as such:

Noun (1557)

(1) outcome; result

(2) a. degree or measurement of succeeding

b. favorable or desired outcome, also: the attainment of wealth, favor, or eminence

c. one that succeeds

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