My 2010 Thanksgiving post

When jogging on the streets of Buenos Aires this morning, I saw a street juggler, who entertained the car drivers for small change. It was about 90 degrees Farenheit ( 30 Celsius) and he was barefoot walking on hot street and sidewalks. It felt really hot.

I don’t know anything about this guy. In one way I admire him for trying to earn some money. On the other side I wish he could use his time in a better way. I don’t know, maybe he has family, maybe he does go to school to get better life. I will never know.

Since it is a Thanksgiving weekend in the United States, while I was looking at the street juggler, I had these thoughts of deep gratitude and I felt genuinely thankful for the good life and opportunities we have in good, ol’ US (despite all the problems).

I don’t understand why the world is the way it is. I probably will never understand the why behind the workings of this world we live in. But this video only confirms my observation and what this blog is all about: Having goals is our only chance to have some control in this thing called life.

I want to end my post with the last line from Desiderata written by Max Ehrmann in 1927: “With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams; it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful.
Strive to be happy”.

Derek

PS: I don’t carry money with me while jogging…

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