Do materialistic people reach a point when they stopping wishing for more, more, more and begin to worry about who is going to end up with all their stuff when they die? Are both viewpoints selfish?
Conversation Killer: About once a week someone will ask me if I watch this-or-that program which requires cable or satellite TV. When I tell them I don’t have either things come to a stop. (as more people find out I have a restored 1960’s Muscle car why do they automatically assume I watch the Barrett-Jackson auto auction on TV?)
Why have I put more thought into turning 50 this year than all of my other “milestone” birthdays combined? I’m reminded of standup comedian/actor Larry Miller and his routine about how we look at birthdays at different ages. I’m looking forward to 50 as a positive thing but I haven’t been able to put the reason why into words.
I haven’t been to a baptism, wedding or funeral in so long I’m having trouble remembering which one I did last. Funny, as I get older funerals seems to get less frequent when you would expect the opposite.
Acted as best man at a co-workers wedding once without a clue to the obligations of my role – I was there and that’s about it. They ended up divorced and I lost contact with both parties. Must have been something I neglected to do, like offering a toast for a successful marriage.
Opinion: Successful relationships (of any type) are mostly luck. Too many variables for one person to control so you might as well go with the flow. Not that I believe in predestination, fate, karma, etc. but for whatever reason some people are luckier than others.