Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Johnny be good...

Sitting in the bar at Cragun's Resort in Brainerd, MN, tonight, I overheard this conversation...

"Keeping out of trouble?"

Pause. No response.

"Good for you!"

Which made me think about risk...and living fully.

There's a perspective on behavior that values risk averse behavior. Don't drink, don't smoke, don't do drugs, don't have premarital sex, don't lie, don't cheat, don't hang out in unseemly places, don't play your music too loud, don't hang out on the porch...

On the other hand, ignoring this advice has its consequences. Vice is...well...vice.

Would you really trust someone who has never done something stupid?

Would you really trust someone who does stupid things habitually?

Life is grand. But it's not simple.

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