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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Shooting for the moon

     A soft spoken demeanor, a quiet voice a gentle subtle style, the dream of being the best sales person, the successful orator who can convince and cajole into submission the unsuspecting buyer. The salesperson extraordinaire who can give every useless item a winning personality that everyone must have. The knives with handles that break with blades sharp as steel to cut anything. The retirement home near the waterfront with no roads or amenities. The bible with type no one can read. The car with low mileage, the gas guzzler with the bad transmission. The salesperson who tells you everything you want to hear. The person who reads your mind. The contractor who will roof your house and remove all the debris while replacing windows all at a discount while you pay fifty percent in advance for materials and then disappears, never to be seen.
We all want to be able to communicate successfully with a winning smile and new suit to boot. And when we try to sell an idea and it fails we can not figure out why. What makes a good salesperson. How is someone able to be so smooth as to sell the Brooklyn Bridge. What is stopping the rest of us from being able to communicate successfully.

   Information is a tool to success, knowing storing and retrieving information is an art and skill we wish for. We wish for the little grey cells to magically produce reams of valuable information that we may share with anyone and everyone we wish to impress inform and induce to comply with needs and wishes, granting us the favors we want right now.

   When we don't get what we want we think about our choices and how we want to react to this disappointment. Reacting and or not reacting is the first decision. Whether we want to show emotion reflecting disappointment anger resentment or something resembling rage. When the decision whether or not to show emotion has been made the next decision is whether or not to act upon it. Here the mature adult reflects carefully while the immature adult responds instantly with violent disdain. Not getting what you want is accepted by some who them consider setting a new goal to strive for. The person who gives up trying, by some is considered a failure. The person who is satisfied with what they have and wants no more is the oddity. Satisfaction is almost an unachievable. The right to pursue happiness may appear to be the mouse in the maze looking for the cheese that is not there. We all have the Right to strive for happiness, there is nothing written that says we have the Right to happiness. That is something we must manufacture for ourselves. We as individuals must look within ourselves to discover who we are and what we need to satisfy. There are rules written that state what will make us happy. There are places to go to seek happiness. There are things, to make us happy. There are people who do nothing else but tell us what it is exactly that they have that we need immediately to satisfy our wants and needs to be happy for Only...

   The fast talkers convince us and we buy the  complete package at the discounted price and we are happy completely until we discover we don't need, have no place for, nor use for, nor money for, what we are now the proud owner of. Every day we buy something we do not need and our need to buy and our ability to buy makes us warm inside. We have bought into the idea that our ability to buy something useless gives us self worth.

And we need time

to think about our selves, and what We who we are, really and truly need to make ourselves happy. And then if we are the lucky ones we may pursue successfully our goal.

And if we are not the lucky ones we either live in unhappiness or find something we can achieve and let the goal and achievement bring us happiness. Shooting for the moon and getting a mud pie can be satisfying.

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