WATCH WHAT YOU PRAY FOR


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YOU CAN NEVER GET ENOUGH OF WHAT YOU DON’T NEED

In your travels, or just by moving someplace and watching travelers come through town, you’ll meet a lot of people who are chasing smoke…running from something or running towards something illusory. Those whose race is greased by money or good looks are the most unfortunate of all. Everything happens faster for them, but in this case, faster isn’t better.

The fact is, most of us don’t really need anything more in order to be happy. But trying telling that to someone hot in pursuit of desire and you’ll get an impatient sputter in response, at best.

I once met a man who bragged that his only relationships with women were with prostitutes, and the cheapest and best value for the dollar were located in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. He never paid more than fifteen dollars, and that included a dollar tip. I didn’t know what to say in response, so I muttered something like, “That’s amazing.” and that seemed to satisfy him. From listening to his story, he drifted from country to country, leaving and arriving about every six weeks. He’d been all over the world.

He also only lived in hotel rooms, and I think those were the cheapest available, as well. He actually seemed quite pleased with himself, and I thought of that old adage, “Watch what you pray for, you just might get it.” 

 

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