About Me

I have done a lot of things in my life and have also worked in many different jobs to make a living and to experience life. This blog is just some of my musings, sometimes funny, sometimes inspirational, sometimes sad, sometimes angry, sometimes simple but all the time, it's just me.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Don't go through life pushing doors that are marked "pull"!

Last night, I went out with a close friend.

B or Bal as I call him at times started off as one of these doctors I visited while he was a panel doctor under wifey's employing bank at that time.

I was sick and in between jobs (a western term for jobless, "takde kerja", "menganggur") at that time.

(A little diversion for my readers: My Malay is so bad that at one time I thought menganggur was collecting or something to do with grapes. You see, anggur is grapes in Malay. And in Malay language, you verbalise a noun by adding "me", or "meng" etc at the beginning i.e. "letak" is put and "meletak" is to put.)

Anyways, so I was between jobs and therefore was not medically covered and thankfully wifey's bank covered spouses.

Over time, he left the panel and started on his own.

Over time, he became what I would term as one of the best doctors I visit, a family doctor, someone who knows my ailments well.

Over time, he became a friend.

Over time, he became a good friend, someone you could easily talk to, confide in, seek advice.

Now, I personally have very few good friends. I know a lot of people, but I have very few people I can count on anytime.

Apart from family especially wifey, I can count in one hand the number of people I can truly consider good friends.

And many friends come and go, many good friends come and go, even the friends you know for 30 years can drift apart.

I am not going to embarrass my friends by naming them in my blog, but they truly know who they are.

So, I was out with B, and we were pretty much talking everything under the sun but some interesting topics about the ego, chakra cleansing, dog whisperer, past lives (all which I will blog about some other time), jellyfish, drunks, kids, dogs, work, and all the life challenges we face that makes life interesting.

And he mentioned this quote from a drunk he knows who comes up with the simplest most wonderful things when he is sober like ....

"Don't go through life pushing doors that are marked pull".

Simple advise.

Take care and be well.

1 comment:

Ser said...

Simple, interesting and good one too.