"You got to know when to hold up, know when to fold up"
A simple. react or not scenario we face everyday.
yet the ability to discern between the two, is one of the
fundamental factors in rational vs addicted thinking.
i use this card playing analogy as a model for how i
interact with family, friends, coworkers and the public.
Back in the day, there was no folding due to pride and ego.
since much of my life was a bluff, based on the illusion of
control and success. even when wrong, i never backed down
from a contest of wills.
today i can hold up on that outburst or comment, just by resisting the old
urge to confront and challenge.
taking the time to think before i speak, works wonders.
i have the opportunity to assess; does it need to be said now,
or even at all?
sometimes i do need to fold, throw in the cards
accept defeat, and just wait for the next hand
to be dealt.
Monday, January 14, 2008
Posted by Fireman John at 6:50 PM