Kind of serednipitous (sp?) that this thread went this way, as I had a long discussion about this very subject recently. I have always been an entrepreneur, even as a child. I had a roadside stand selling different "things" even before I was a teen. I only had a traditional "job" a few times in the 1970's, drove ships for Mobil Oil, managed a large boatyard, and maybe something else. For decades back then, I was so ego-driven, I defined myself by what I did or owned. I was always on the road to impress, and often I was miserable. In the last 20+ years, 'tho, I have come to grips with you are what you are, not what you do. One thing I don't like anymore is when someone asks me "what do you do". I am stumped, as I do a lot of things, some hard work, some easy work, some travel, all kinds of stuff. I do not fit in any mold. I am in the "process" of enjoying life and trying to have some fun, as our life is not a rehersal. I have 10 or 15 "things" going on all the time, some produce income some times, some produce income all the time, some are simply hobbies. One of my main businesses for 20 years is a large antique store. It is staffed, full time. BUT, I need my cell on me 7 hours a day to deal with "stuff" from said store. As I was writing this, the store called and I had to make a decision about something. I respect those that went to school, got an education, (I am a high-school dropout) and created a career. I have dated some professional/executive women over the years, and swore I wouldn't wear those chains...but, in some respect, I do. Part of why I love BM so much is that it is more important to me than anything else. I unplug for a week, simply. Let the default world do what it does, as I am only a small grain of sand on this beach.
Dogs are the leaders of the planet. If you see two life forms, one of them’s making a poop, the other one’s carrying it for him, who would you assume is in charge?
" I am a controlled substance". Savannah.