What a terrible day, a young talented kid was fired because he was too proud of himself to follow rules and never suck up, so it was "disrespect to everybody" after-all, such a waste to both parties. It takes courage to admire people who don't "respect", it takes patience to inspire them to do great works, more importantly, it takes great minds to see beyond the surface and huge hearts to cultivate growth. I hope he will grow up a little or make huge impacts to this world. I 'was' such a kid after-all, did I grow up or did I change anything?
Yet people wearing fake smile sucking up following rules joining cliques get to stay in reality. Well wait for one day when you behind kissers find that you are not being respected either. Distinguish cowardice from bravery on everyday basis: Prot from K-Pax said "reality is what you make of it", Ellie Arroway from Contact responded to David Drumlin's "I wish the world was a place where fair was the bottom line, where the kind of idealism you showed at the hearing was rewarded, not taken advantage of. Unfortunately, we don't live in that world." with "Funny, I've always believed that the world is what we make of it".
Icons of my youth: sketches and poems, publications and photography, expeditions and explorations, BBQ and songs, woogle and leadership, Scout promises and laziness, British flag and colonial Hong Kong, laughs and friendship. Recent gathering with old scouts got me into weaving my own leather woogle again. Bits and pieces of great youth memories came back to life.
Heading back home late tonight feeling grumpy, the first shuffled song came up was "The Kid Inside" sung by Barry Manilow, bingo! "To a time and place, I could not forget if I tried, there he goes again, hummin his song…."
Well tomorrow, I'll exercise the best of my little brain to tackle one trouble at a time. Stay hungry.