Paying the Piper

As the final act of this season’s performance of the endless play draws near, I am reminded that it does no good to be angry, jealous or envious of the .1% who accumulate ever more wealth and power to themselves. In the end, the result will be the same as it always has been, with the playing field leveled, the debris swept away and the start of the new season of “Who gets to be King of the Mountain?”.
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Pride

Whenever I think I have things figured out, that I have discovered the magic decoder ring to life, I remind myself of this proverb. There is no perfection in life, only better paths, and worse paths. Whenever I feel pride in an accomplishment, I try to remind myself that the next test I can fail even though I perform the same. Fate rules my life, not my desires, and exhibiting too much pride is the best way to be slapped by reality and reminded what is really in control.
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