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Tuesday, 3 October 2017
Captain Capitalism Learns Us All on Everything We Need To Know About Living Life Right
I like the good Captain. Have to consider him a bit of a feather merchant though, his schtick is to sell common sense and since I tend to be independently wealthy in that regard I see no need to buy his books or "consulting services".
And he's done alright too, apparently he owns his own home and spends his time travelling and writing. By contrast, my life has been one long, continuous shit show. Unplanned pregnancy as kids. Shotgun marriage. Contemptuous, disrespectful in laws. Contemptuous, disrespectful daughter. Militant SJW lesbian daughter. Estranged daughter. A long career of working for peanuts and taking crap off abusive, disprectful employers. Broken family.
Why - I haven't done one thing RIGHT in my life! HAR HAR HAR!!! HAR HAR HAR!!!
If I could go back in time and change things? Somewhere in that decades long train wreck, I met some truly wonderful people and did some remarkable things. I survived and even succeeded a bit. I have two dogs that love me but don't respect me. I have a wonderful wife that still loves me and respects me too - how many guys have that, these days? I go shoot whenever I want and camping on weekends. Might start hunting again too.
If I could go back in time and change things with the idea of making me a better person today I don't think I would. I am fine with my warts, wrinkles and aches and pains. My scars, internal and external - I earned them all and wouldn't give them up at any price.
How about you? Did you live your life right? Would you go back and change the events that made you the man you are today?
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Sometimes you are dealt a certain hand and you are stuck making the best of it. I read the Captain on a semi-regular basis. Some of his stuff sense. To me most of the time he seems to have given up on doing what most of us do. If it makes him happy then so be it. Some of us wanted to get married, have a family, and build something for the future. He seems to think we were wrong to do this.ReplyDelete
Would I go back to change events? That is a fantasy and adults deal in reality. Reality is that you can't. I prefer to live my life knowing I tried to do some things, succeeded at some, failed at others, and tried to do the right thing along the way.
Yup. The hell of it is, BW... by copping out on some things maybe he is making the best of a real crappy hand of cards? I dunno, but for a guy that did everything right, he does seem a bit bitter. And being a guy that did everything wrong trying to do the right thing...I find myself content and not regretting any of it. For awhile there, though, when my family fractured I was pretty bitter. You seem to have avoided all that and I admire the way you stay positive in the face of adversity.Delete
His site is interesting. He lives a life of little responsibility because he has none. There are times I think he has forsaken being an adult. He once complained that a friend of his cannot just join the Captain on a spur of the moment trip because the guy runs a company. Most of us cannot play at being adults because we have actual adult responsibilities. His seems like an empty life.Delete
Staying positive is not always easy.
i was ruing my mistakes one day and a lady friend said that even if we could go back we would still be the fools we were and we'd mess up somehow.ReplyDelete
the captain is what he is, but it is not a type of life i would like. i'd be lonely. he does have some nieces so there is family to fall back on if necessary.