I have a weird conundrum constantly occurring in my brain.One part of me wants to constantly be improving my world... making my life and my friends/family/community's situation better each day.
There's this other part of me that just wants to flop down on my ass and just sit... I really like just sitting, actually it usually turns into laying... I never really nap... but I am a bad ass at just laying still and relaxing.
In an attempt to seem wise and mature I tell people (my kids) that I am almost always motivated to kick ass.... but every once in a while I have to fight off the lazy troops attacking me. In reality I have realized in the last couple of years... I'm naturally lazy as hell and have to motivate the kick ass troops in my brain to ever get anything done.
Here's my goal: For quite a while now I have been trying to have a peace conference in my brain.
The commanding Generals of the Lazy Troops are on one side of a table and the 4 volunteers that make up the entire Kick Ass Troop militia are on the other... common sense is trying to mediate the whole thing. The Lazy Generals just keep saying "we could destroy you in an instant because we have such an enormous stronghold in Cody's brain." The Kick Ass Guerrillas have only one response "Yeah, you are probably right... but we won't go down without a fight."
It turns out that common sense has a pretty formidable force occupying my brain as well... thank goodness. They act like the United Nations and try to keep the peace... ok they actually do what the United Nations is supposed to in the real world but never does. The Common Sense troops often have to step in and fight on the side of the Kick Ass Militia... they can get whoop bad by the Lazy Troops in daily battles.
I think in the last few years I have really started to get it all figured out. In the past I have gone way overboard and been so driven that I forgot to flop on the couch and just chill... then I would swing all the way back and spend hours (weeks) not accomplishing anything that made the world around me a better place. I am getting steadily closer to finding Balance... Balance is the key and son-of-a-bitch the closer you get the happier you are.
You might think that just sitting on the couch all day is happiness, but if you are old enough to be reading this... you know damn well it eats at you that you aren't accomplishing more.
You might think that kicking ass all day and getting the fancy car and the boat is happiness, again... you know that ignoring some down time and chilling with family and friends is a piss poor way to live.
Common Sense is called "Common" because everyone has... not because everyone uses it.