The problem with writing poetry after work is my mind is still focused on work things, work people, and the work way of living. I’ve been told that a person can have it all, work your 9 to 5 job, be a writer, a husband and a father, climb the corporate ladder, buy a house with a morgage, get the new car, put the children in private school…

but this is not true. It is the big lie that we are sold.

Existence is better when we minimize things, people, unnecessary conversations

Existence is better when we embrace chaos and don’t contribute to it.

Existence is better when we minimize distractions and know what we are about.

Only when you know this can you commit to your purpose. If you entertain other possibilities, then it is not likely to happen.

This focus lets you know when you are investing your time and energy on the most important thing and when you aren’t.

Money becomes a tool to buy time for your purpose.

Only with this time can you make the right decisions. They won’t be the decisions of others and they will lead to your freedom.

It is frightening to commit to things, but this is the only way you can have meaning.

Lastly, and probably most importantly, know that nobody is for you, but you. Slaves envy a free man or woman, especially one who has been a slave. You are responsible for the messages you believe. You are responsible for the things you do and don’t do. Do you want a retirement party after 40 years of service? Selfishness is a virtue. Do not serve anybody but yourself.

At the end of your life, you must account for it. Will you worry about the time you wasted or will you feel inner relief, knowing that you tested your flesh? It was all you were given. Did you use it?

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  1. I guess your ‘all’ doesn’t quite sound to me to be what everyone necessarily wants. Does there have to be a new car? Can’t the kids go to good state schools? I hope you manage to work out some kind of compromise. It sounds like you’re about to make some big decisions. Hope they work out for you.

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