Friday, April 02, 2004

Everything I know

There are lots of lists out there that have taken their lead from Robert Fulghum’s "Everything I know I learned in Kindergarten", many that are more in jest. I found one and adapted it a bit at one point in time and unfortunately I think some of them are becoming more and more true and less of a joke.

Everything I know I learned in State Government

1. Indecision is the key to flexibility.
2. You can't tell which way the train went by looking at the tracks.
3. There is absolutely no substitute for a genuine lack of preparation.
4. Happiness is merely the remission of pain.
5. Nostalgia isn't what it use to be.
6. Sometimes too much to drink is not enough.
7. The facts, although interesting, are irrelevant.
8. The careful application of terror is also a form of communication.
9. Someone who thinks logically is a nice contrast to the real world.
10. Things are more like they are today than they ever were before.
11. Anything worth fighting for is worth fighting dirty for.
12. Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler.
13. Friends may come and go, but enemies accumulate.
14. I have seen the truth and it makes no sense.
15. If you think there is good in everybody, you haven't met everybody.
16. If you can smile when things go wrong, you have someone in mind to blame.
17. One seventh of your life is spent on Monday.
18. Every time you make ends meet, they move the ends
19. Not one shred of evidence supports the notion that life is serious.
20. There is always one more imbecile than you counted on.
21. This is as bad as it can get, but don't count on it.
22. Never wrestle a pig. You both get dirty and the pig likes it.
23. The trouble with life is, you’re halfway through it before you realize it's a do-it-yourself thing.

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