“Without us there would be no need for you”

Posted: July 25, 2012 in Uncategorized
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I ate lunch alone the other day, but I really wasn’t alone I was a small part of a lunch time rush at a local pizza joint. I sat at a table next to a man and woman who “had the volume” of their conversation dialed up pretty loudly. In the couples defense the ambiance of the pizza joint dictated that if you wanted to be heard you were going to have to crank it up a little.

It was during this, louder, conversation that I heard the quote, which became todays title. This quote was made as part of the younger womans diatribe against the management and administrative arm of an organization she used to work for (yeah I got to hear all of that while eating my pizza). I don’t have a problem with showing respect. I am a firm believer for employing and getting respect. I agreed with most of her diatribe at least until she made that quote. Statements like that always bother me.

I truly believe that everything is connected, but I don’t think this statement means that exactly.

All is connected… no one thing can change by itself.
Paul Hawken

(when you get the chance check out Paul, he is working to make a difference for our generation and our futures)

Let me explain..  To say everything is connected is an in arguable truth. But to say that without us there would be no you, ,means that your choices will influence my destiny, and I disagree with that.

I believe that choice and Destiny are always in a delicate balance in someone’s life. Perhaps it was said best by the fictional Forest Gump “I don’t know if we each have a destiny, or if we’re all just floatin’ around accidental-like on a breeze. But I, I think maybe it’s both, maybe both happening at the same time.”

No one really knows! He that says he does lies to himself and you. I do know this the young lady that was speaking was a sales person and if she didn’t show up for work tomorrow adjustments would be made. perhaps another hire and life would go on. So instead of trying to figure out who needs whom maybe effort would be better placed in figuring out the way to make the greatest impact on everyone we meet everyday.

just some thoughts from the table for one at the local pizza joint (I was going to use that for the title but it was way too long!! maybe I could have went with pizza joint wisdom)




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