the curse of of course

Heh heh heh. Words of wisdom from Paul W. at 12 the Hard Way today.

12 the hard way

Why does accepting bad things come easier than accepting good things?  That’s an easy answer, actually, and a bit of a tongue-twister:  Acceptance comes easy for things I’m expecting.  And since I’m always expecting the worst, guess what I’m always ready for?

Step 11:  sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.

It’s this half-assed, depressed, no-way-this’ll-work acceptance that I’m often confusing with Letting Go.  Of course the work project is fucked up:  I expected it, and now I’m accepting it, and letting it go.  Of course we’re fighting again:  I expected it, and now I’m accepting it, and letting it go.  Of course everything seems to be going wrong:  I expected it, and now I’m accepting it, and letting it go.

But that’s not what’s…

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I believe chocolate in virtually any configuration is the finest dessert in the history of mankind. I believe my wife is the sexiest woman in the world. I believe modern capitalism will never be replaced by a different -- or better -- form of economics. I believe in clutch hitting in baseball. I believe the Kimber 1911 .45 ACP is the finest handgun ever made in America. I believe the Mossberg Flex 500 pump-action 12 gauge shotgun is the best home defense ever made in America. I believe Tom Waits is the best songwriter of my generation. I believe unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. I believe in equality for everyone, except reporters and photographers. As CS Lewis once beautifully wrote, I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else. I believe that, on balance, Christianity has done more good for humans than bad. I believe it is better to tell the truth than a lie. I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave. I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant, With that being said, I believe there is a profound difference between knowledge and wisdom. Finally, I believe if I yell at the TV during a Colts game, they will play better.