Keeping It Real
I don't listen most modern artistes. I have no idea what a Kodak Black or a Lil Yachty is and the genre of Trap music sounds somewhat terrifying to me. There are few fun traps I know of maybe marriage but that is subjective. But moving on, I found myself listening to Shaggy's Keep'n It Real again and paused for a moment of reflection.
You see when we were kids, we all dreamed of having more cars than we could drive, more houses than we could possible live in and a bank account that was looked like a foreign number calling your account. Yet now that I have had a couple more years since that dream I have become complacent with another dream: A crime free community, world class cooking skills, a job that doesn't have me plotting my escape every day and someone I can go home to after leaving said job. Lots of cars? Oh dear lord now, the insurance and gas bill alone would kill me; lots of houses? Who going to pay those property taxes? The Government already choking my pay cheque to death, I'd rather not help them in that department. The fat bank account is still desirable though the things I would have to do get there in a short amount of time are....questionable. Short of winning the lotto, scamming or a rich relative taking pity on me, I don't see that happening so I will settle for a comfortable income. I’ve seen too many of my friends burn themselves out for a company only to realise that work can never be finished, it’s always there waiting for you. Learn the difference between working to better yourself and working for a pay cheque.
So as I listen to Shaggy’s Keep’n It Real, that is my theme and advice for 2017. As Shaggy sings Not everything you want is everything is what you really need, the standard of society is motivated by greed. You don’t need 10 houses or 20 cars, life is more than that. Go out and live it...