Not the Life
So John Rochelle lives in a luxury home in the very best suburbs. Fred McColgan lives in a box. John has two homes in the country where he goes when he wants to “get away from it all”! Fred has a park bench where he sits when it’s not occupied. Who is the happier? Not enough information? Ok! I forgot to mention John Rochelle has a very pretty wife with a pleasant disposition. Fred McColgan has some memories. Who is the happier person? Oh! You still don’t have enough??? Did I mention John has perfect health and when he doesn’t he has a health plan which covers ingrown toenails and planned pregnancies even as pre-existing conditions. Fred has a nasty cough and no health plan. Who is happier? Tell me! Tell me! I didn’t mention what? I didn’t say which of them is more accepting of each moment or more compassionate towards others and forgiving of all including himself? Well, you’re right - I forgot that stuff. What exactly are you looking for? You want to know does Fred say to the birds in the park – my life has gone to shit since ‘Nam but in this moment I am wonderfully content? Does John remark to his colleagues, “The Dow Jones just took a huge dive but I don’t care - I’m at peace in my heart?” I don’t know whether either of these guys would say those things. Is it relevant? You’ve got all the facts so who is it? I’ll tell you one thing. I won’t be happy until I hear from you on this. Enlighten me, fast!!!! Comment below. Let music play & revisit this page. Your comments are always welcome.