Over 18 years ago, I fondly remember my foray into electronics school somewhat. I was a master of my own disaster but I had a few good times. I also had met a few people that weren’t complete chickensh*ts.
Richard, was a dang cool dude. He had a great sense of humor and he was encouraging you to laugh when you should have been crying. He always had these silly sayings. (He would usually tell you these sayings when you were helping him haul stuff from the liquor store).
His biggest funny sayings were: “Don’t do it, Richard!” and “Come on, Dick!”.
He knew of his capabilities and he ended up doing well despite becoming a punchline of sorts. The funny thing is that I was the one that got kicked out of our class and booted from school. The silver lining was that I ended up getting promoted quicker and got discharged quicker also.
The takeaway: Sometimes, it is okay to be a Dick. Thank you; Richard!!!!
Three things to be thankful for:
(1) Richards in our life:
He wasn’t a clown but he had a cheerful outlook when things were dark. He kept faith in the face of adverse conditions and “ugly” people. I miss this guy but his life was going along well after I left. Although they are ephemeral, love the “Richards” in your life.
(2) Those that don’t:
I like the fact that there are people that refuse to do anything because of (…). It gives opportunity to those that do. You can find your opportunity to do all sorts of things when you hear people that don’t or won’t.
On the same nerve of those that don’t, I like the opportunity to jump/do. I have seen great things when I just did/tried. I have lost but I have also won more when I “gambled” more. I encourage you to gamble and ask for more.
Give value. Be confident. Ask for value.
Do. Be. Love one another as you would want to be loved. Blessings.