Random Observation/Comment #459: It’s no hover car, but the future does have a pretty accessible tree of knowledge.
Why This List?
Thanksgiving always reminds me about mashed potatoes. I also sometimes think about Native Americans getting small pox. And family. Family and food. It’s all important.
- Good Health. No major issues with vital organs and no major ails.
- Optimism. Mentally healthy and mostly positive about almost everything.
- Great family. Supportive and nurturing. Always there for a chat and willing to give advice.
- Awesome signifcant other. She’s not perfect, but we make one hell of a team.
- Great friends. Dependable, fun, and interesting. Maybe everything revolves around travel, photography, boozing, and eating, but what doesn’t?
- Good physique. Not too overweight, decent looking in a mirror, and getting regular exercise.
- Employed. Dependable salary-based pay in this economy is fantastic.
- Balanced work-life. Able to work hard and play hard without feeling too stressed about either.
- Solid network. Beyond close friends, successful acquaintenances teeter the realm of being regulars and inspire me to keep going.
- Being a part of NYC Scene. Everyone aims to live in/near NYC and I’m happy to work here and make the NYC Scene what it is.
- Youth and minimal responsibility. It’s not immaturity, but rather the knowledge of how much things change with marriage, kids, and the abyss of debt.
- Education/degree. Thank you, Cooper, for engraining skills and thought processes that can be used across all industries.
- Travel experiences. Beyond the checkbox game of countries, I love new cultures and the worldly knowledge that comes from these travels.
- No Food allergies. It’s so important, I want to separate it from healthy. It would really suck if I were allergic to seafood or beer or mashed potatoes. Milk is okay.
- Energetic. Wake up and go! Adds to productivity and outlook.
- Debt free. Not paying off student loans (thanks, Cooper), mortgage, or expensive insurances.
- Healthy Friends/Family. Some may have their own issues, but we’re all healthy and relatively happy.
- Direction. Knowing my strengths/weaknesses let me point myself in the right direction to where my skills can help my community most.
- Upbringing. I feel very lucky my parents pushed me and my brother the way they did. Not really sure what it was, but I hope to repeat the same for my child(ren).
- Emotions. A bit meta, but I’m happy I can feel. I’d rather go through the rollercoaster of emotions than feel nothing at all. Maybe I watched too much Dexter.
- STEM. It’s more the thought process, but I’m glad everyone realizes the power of logic and practical solutions. Everything we know is built from these fundamentals.
- Lazy weekends/Staycations. Because sometimes you need to unwind.
- Table Tennis. I’m just glad this sport exists because it’s such a big part of my happiness.
- Coffee. I’d be energetic without it, but why?
- The Internet (Reddit). I am occassionally productive on this cute cat videos portal.
- Change. Every day is a new day and brings the will to change.
- Karma. Pay it forward. Thank you, strangers.
- Lessons Learned. Reflecting and getting smarter every day.
- Music. Somehow you know exactly how 15-year-old emo Clemens feels.
- Thanksgiving. One of my favorite holidays that just focuses on family, friends, and eating a lot.
~See Lemons Thankful