Saturday, September 29, 2007

Hardly Thinking

For those that do, but don't worry about it.

You've been told: just do it; the early bird gets the worm. To the winners go the spoils. The squeaky wheel gets the grease. Everybody reveres action-oriented people, those that aren't afraid to strike out and get the job done. You can't win if you don't play. You'll be rewarded by society. All rich people wormed their way to the top, or at very least their ancestors did. They're the elite. They are better.

Of course you know actions have consequences, but thinking about dull things like consequences only slows you down. Keeps you from succeeding. Push, don't stop. If you try hard enough it will get done. If you don't do it, someone else will?

That bad things that are done by you, or in your name? Just trivial side effect of your great efforts. It all evens out in the end. Your accomplishments more than justify a few small problems. Complaints: just more wining. Whatever. You net worth is not negative. Acting is more important than thinking. It must be, look at all of the winners.

Those people hurt by your actions? It is their problem. If they were action-oriented it wouldn't have happened to them. They were in the way. They can't keep up. It is their fault. They aren't as good as you are. They are slow. They didn't work hard enough, not like you.

The damage caused by your short term focus? Not important. It will sort itself out eventually. Not your fault, it happens. You need to think in the short term, that's how you maneuver. Be light, and be nimble. Get to the next step, eventually it should work itself out. Long term vision is too stiff, too slow. Why think hard when you can act instead.

The angry words spoken behind your back? Foolish, jealous people with small minds. The little people. Narrow minded, what do they know of your grand plan. They just can't see it. Its perfect, your sure. If only you could remember it again.

Your karma? Why believe in something like that. It is what you have now that counts. Morales are for slow people. The nice guys finish last. Look at your mansion, your cars, your cottages. Look at all of the dishes you have. Not that Walmart stuff, you have real class. Real stuff. Class that karma can't buy. Your net contribution is not that negative, some good things happened. Focus on those, forget the rest.

So what if every one hates you? So what if your all alone? So what if all of the bad things that you've done in you life come together in some cosmically unconnected coincidence and sent some of what you sent around back your way? Its not a message, not a warning. Ignore it. You'll be back. They can't stop you. After all, action people rule. Your the cream, you'll float to the top again. They were just jealous. You get out what you put in. Don't you?

Actions, you see, are neither good nor bad. And so often they can be a bit of both. It is all about what we do and when we do it. Had you stopped, just that instance to think about it, or even after it was all done to think about whether or not it was good, you might have understood the ramifications of your actions. You might have changed. You might have redeemed yourself. But had you done that, ironically, you wouldn't be an action person anymore and none of this would apply. We humans fail so very often because we run out and do stupid things. Things that should have been avoided. That didn't need to happen that way. Thinking oneself out of every action isn't any better, but at least the net effect isn't less than zero. Sometimes a little though can save everything.


  1. man this post is too good.
    hats off.

  2. I'm linking you on my site.
    You can link back too.(totally optional)

  3. Thanks, I was playing around with my writing style again.

    I'll get around to adding a blogroll of some type soon. Maybe some thing like 'kindred souls' or something funky like that :-)

  4. Very cool!!! Keep them coming!!