Wednesday, October 18, 2017

What makes you a friend - or an enemy?

I consider myself to be a fairly simple person. If you are wondering whether I consider you to be a friend or an enemy just remember that I am trying to get a bunch of things done. That makes it all so much simpler.

If you are assisting me - in some way - to get my things done then you are a friend.

If you are holding me back from getting my things done, then you are an enemy.

Sure it does mean that people are friends and enemies in all sorts of rotations. But it really is as simple as that. And as complex.

Monday, October 16, 2017

If you don't give up on me then I won't give up on you

There are few instances in my life where I have not played the game this way. I am not in a habit of giving up. When I detach from a task it is mostly because I have worked out what I need to put in and measured it against the rewards of succeeding.

But if the people I am working with decide to give up on me then I have even less motivation to persevere. I will not bail, but if you wish to bail out the I won't beg you to stay.

Mostly - if you don't give up on me, then I won't give up on you. I might go missing but I won't be lost forever.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Me and Jesus

Strange conversation the other day where I had mentioned that I thought Jesus was a pretty cool guy. The person I was speaking to said "but he's not real are you kidding me?".

I wasn't particularly offended just surprised at how hamfisted this person was about a topic that's normally quite close to people's hearts. But I think that is why this person has troubles with just about everybody that she deals with.

Anyhoo the discussion did cause me to wonder how much are really matters whether Jesus really existed or not. For sure I think Jesus existed and I'm happy for people to say that it's an open question about whether he really is the son of God.

I finished saying to this person that even if he didn't exist it's still a great story and it's still a great set of virtues. I can also watch a movie and think that John McLane is a cool guy.

So that's that.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

I won't back down: Tom Petty is dead

The people who wrote the songs who define me - they keep a dyin' - this one at 66. One year younger than Mum. Might've trashed his body a little more than her, too.

As a 19 year old trying to work out what type of person I was this song came along and I still can't help but think it sort of does set out what I think is important.

"Well I know what's right
I got just one life
In a world that keeps on pushin' me around
But I'll stand my ground"

I don't back down, but I have been known to slip sideways..
https://youtu.be/nUTXb-ga1fo



Well, I won't back down
No, I won't back down
You can stand me up at the gates of hell
But I won't back down
No, I'll stand my ground
Won't be turned around
And I'll keep this world from draggin' me down
Gonna stand my ground
And I won't back down
(I won't back down)
Hey, baby, there ain't no easy way out
(I won't back down)
Hey, I will stand my ground
And I won't back down
Well I know what's right
I got just one life
In a world that keeps on pushin' me around
But I'll stand my ground
And I won't back down
(I won't back down)
Hey, baby, there ain't no easy way out
(I won't back down)
Hey, I will stand my ground
And I won't back down
Hey baby, there ain't no easy way out
(I won't back down)
Hey, I won't back down
(I won't back down)
Hey, baby, there ain't no easy way out
(I won't back down)
Hey, I will stand my ground
And I won't back down
No, I won't back down

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Brand

So people in marketing think that a brand is a huge thing. It sort of is.

But sometimes it is just as simple as an establishment number on a piece of meat.

I don't know what 2261 is but it could be found here

https://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.ausmeat.com.au/docs/AUS-MEAT%2520Accreditation%2520Listing.pdf&ved=0ahUKEwiOkIvMpb3WAhVEUbwKHduVDLgQFggoMAA&usg=AFQjCNFQKmMDQiPDb1J81wlA2C0EQpFA4A

Friday, September 22, 2017

A friend talking from the dead

Somebody is managing Stacey's account and must've clicke the "Join Messenger" button, giving me a notification. Stacey died quite some time ago. She was my sister's best friend. And this reminds me that she was very much my friend, too..

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Kerry Packer and loyalty

Sometimes certain thoughts come back to me. This: "I believe you offer loyalty to everyone, which is not as big a strain as it sounds, because very few people pick it up."