The Greatest Among You

Good morning, let’s do this.

There is plenty of work to do in the world. Good work. Helpful work. Noble work. There is work for those who seek glory. Money is the worst motivator. Money is self serving. Money is survival. Money is a long way around to get happiness.

There is something sad about the world. I see it in the way people talk. I see it in the way people choose what they will do with their lives. I see it on tv, in movies, and in books. I see it in religious talk. I see it because it stands in contrast with human nature. We act like we are the hero of our story and miss the fact that a hero is always serving a greater good, not themselves.

Humans broke the system of helping each other through slavery. We made serving each other a low position. We humanity, fought instead of cooperated. We sought only our good to the detriment of others. We hoarded resources and natures bounty. We are the children and grandchildren of a devastated landscape and the inheritors of poisoned land. We needed bigger houses, more cars, more luxury than our parents’ their values became ours. Comfort above all else.

The words of Jesus ignored, “The greatest among you will be the servant of all.” It is an upside down value. Leaders today claim to serve, but most are being served and enjoy high positions. They have no room to teach or preach something they live in contrast to. They are about serving those who will move their position higher. If leaders served it would be like a parent wanting their children to succeed. It would look radically different than how it is today. A serving leader shares the wealth. A serving leader looks to help others grow. A serving leader is vested in the success of their community. A serving leader is like a loving mother or father, looking to make the life of our children better.

We miss the point of life. We miss that being human is serving each other. It is our being to rely on one another. It is unfortunate that this value is hidden under the rug. But we don’t have to live that way. We can serve. We don’t need anyone to tell us what to do. We can choose to serve, we can choose to love, we can choose to live a life that is fulfilling because it is a benefit to others. Money may never come, but money will never make you loved by others.

Serving others is a great way to use your life. The funny thing is each of us has different capacities to serve. Some can do a lot, some can do a little, all can do something. Each can apply their gifts to the world. Oh, a gift we have like a natural talent, it isn’t for us. It is a gift the Almighty gives the world through us. You can’t fuck up unless you try to make it about you. Unless you steal whatever fruit the Almighty intended for the world. Other than that if you have a servants heart you can fail a thousand times and the Almighty will pick you up a thousand times.

Alright, I am out of time.

Later Gator 🐊


The Work You Choose

Good Morning, let’s go.

We were meant for rest. The human body wasn’t meant to be stressed out all day long. It wasn’t meant to be working hard for long periods of time, unless your jogging. We excel at doing less. I know a few people who can’t help but work a lot. They have the energy. They have the mental band with. They have to be busy.

Most people do not. You do not.

All you really have to do is just keep your shit together.

Organize your life.

Make sure you are doing the things you want and working towards doing the things you want.

Until we live in a world that has robots that willingly just pass butter, we as humans have to work.

There will be people who will waste their lives in shit jobs, miserable, and unbelieving that they can do better. There will be people who will work their way out of bad situations. There will be people who will be content and happy to make a living wage and enjoy the rest of their lives. No matter what there will be people looking to exploit them all for their personal gain.

That is fucking life.

But if you organize your shit, quit being distracted and do something every day, you might get to do what you want. I say might because you may want to do something that is out of reach for you, but the journey there is worth the effort. Bitching about doing shit work is pointless and ungrateful. Getting out of doing shit work is noble. Doing work you want is heroic. But bitching about it is like bitching about cooking and cleaning, it is a part of life and it just needs to get done. It is way easier than hunting down a rabbit gutting it, skinning it, cooking it, and then making sure scavengers don’t come and steal your left overs. Or some shit like that.

Doing the work we choose, even doing the work we settle for isn’t hard when we commit. Most people don’t commit to doing something they enjoy. They don’t see work as a part of self expression. They miss forty plus hours of living, of being, they seek to live a life outside of those hours. What they can’t escape is work is part of life. Someone is working for them, for a paycheck, for their next meal. They are in the same exchange. We as humans serve each other. The brilliant con-men of capitalism have made it to where the rich work less. That is fine, whatever, I am not trying to change that. I just want you to take advantage of it as much as you can. I want you to embrace life. Work is part of it. Having others work for you is too.

Choose to serve others. Choose to live a whole life that includes work. There is no work life balance. There is just life. Choosing the work you want to do is like choosing how you will live. Find something suitable for you. Find something that makes you smile. Something you will be proud of. Choose to live a life of value.

If you don’t work. Your life is valuable. If you choose to lay out on the beach and enjoy drinks. If you choose to watch movies all day. If you choose to golf all day long. If you choose to paint. If you choose to sing. If you choose to think. If you choose to learn. If you choose to play video games. If you choose to do nothing, your life is valuable. The value of work adds to a person’s life. It doesn’t define them. It doesn’t make them more valuable. It only has the potential to add value. For most people they get stuck in a mindset that work is the enemy and it devalues what they do and forty plus hours a week of their lives. They exchange the only thing that they have of infinite value for pennies. Choosing work is choosing how to live. Just by being here, your life has value.

Later Gator 🐊


The Future isn’t The Time To Pursue Dreams

Good Morning, let’s rock and roll.

“Just do it.”

Every parent trying to get their teenager to wash the dishes

Listen, there is always going to be a voice in your head telling you to put off your dreams. It will tell you it can wait until things are better. They Fucking never will be! Because once they are the passion you would have had is gone. That is not better for dream pursuing. It is not better to wait until you are old just it find out you don’t have the energy. It is not better to put it off only to learn you have more responsibilities. It is not better to wait only to realize that the time you would have spent failing would have made you great, now you are just older.

Don’t wait for a magic moment in the future to pursue a dream. Push yourself to do it now.

Later Gator 🐊