The Lucky Bum

JoshuaClayton By JoshuaClayton, 20th Apr 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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Everybody wants that lucky break, until they realize that it is better to get it with understanding, experience and purpose, no matter how much they temporarily fail in a short range way.

Section One: Beyond natural selection or what is above The Genetic Method

Generically speaking, everything seems to depend on "the hand that you are dealt", not so much "what you do with the hand that you are dealt". But real success has a purpose, and always has a purpose. It is not just a lucky break. Only temporary success is a lucky break.

Damn, in that short blurb, I just gave away the reality this whole section was going to expose, but I am going to go on anyway:

Some of the greatest failures happen when you depend on lucky breaks or beginner's luck. All of the greatest successes happen through experience and understanding. The trip to the bank to deposit the big money comes through hard, yet smart work to genuinely get rich. So, what is above the genetic method and natural selection? Smart effort. Some of the greatest failures have worked hard and gotten nothing for it, all of the greatest successes have worked smart, with understanding and gotten everything for it.

What does this mean? If you want real success, be smart in all ways. If you want real failure, work blindly hard and expect nothing.

Section Two: The Lucky Bum and the Unlucky Successful Scrooge

Why do I give this section the above title: The Lucky Bum and the unlucky successful Scrooge? The lucky bum gets too good a "rap" and the "unlucky" successful Scrooge gets too bad a "rap" from Charles Dickens, and Walt Disney for starters. Walt Disney created Scrooge McDuck, and Charles Dickens created Ebenezer Scrooge. Those who are thrifty and smart versus those who are lucky bums who come into it and do not know what to do with it, and why to do it? Come on, reader, listen to the different versions of the song "Nobody Loves You When You Are Down and Out" by Otis Redding or Bobby Womack, and know what I mean instead of reading Ebenezer Scrooge or watching Scrooge McDuck. When you can keep your own in an intellgent and thrifty way, you get more respect than "spreading it all over town" until you have none yourself like the Scrooge after he saw the "ghosts of the past, present and future". But then again, Scrooge McDuck swam through his money bin all the time when he could have done better, that lucky bum. I will add a few more sections, but only when I have something good to add.

Section Three: Winners & Losers, Heroes & Villains

Everything is a choice. So make one. That is the first thing I have to say about winners and losers, heroes and villains. It is all a game of choices, where to move, what to do, what strategy to have and everything.

In reality, it does not matter how you put it: The real heroes are the real winners, and the real villains take the easy way out. The real villains pay twenty dollars instead of do twenty push ups when it comes to actually being the hero when given the opportunity. Heroes honestly do the push ups. So, like I said, everything is a choice.

I will add this: In every fantasy or fiction world that is genuinely false, genuine villains have it better than genuine heroes. In reality though, value is king, and value is what makes a real hero. So, what do I mean by value? I do not mean the person with the most "toys" wins. No. I mean this: The person that can produce for themselves and others the best results. The real villain simply defaults to the worst results and self-destruction. The best way to live in this sense is heroically, because you can produce and create the best results for yourself and others.

Sure, the worst villain is not the least intelligent or most destructive, but they are the most irrational and sneakily cheating. For being a genuine hero is not just daring doing of things or great deeds. It is taking the best path always, no matter what. Being a genuine hero is in line with rational desires and creating happiness, not in "showing off" or parading around "powerfully". Being a genuine hero is in the best path taken or made. See you next section when I add something poignant enough to add. To end with a "joke": There were two folks, a hero and a villain. Who won?

Section Four: Sure, you can give it, but, can you take it?

We all want to win, but who really wants to prepare to win through the medium of temporary failure. We all want the instant and immediate success without the mess and failures that lead to the genuine version of it. So, that is why I ask in the title quite directly and somewhat humorously: Sure, you can give it, but, can you take it?

Most people cannot "take it", that is why they are stuck in low-risk, low-turnout rut situations that have no great advancement or colossal failure. Without the potential of one, you cannot have the potential of the other, that is the nature of the "beast of risk": It ends up extremely good, or it ends up extremely bad.

The best things in life are as risky as the successful pork-belly contract that comes through right and rich. If you are willing to take the risk for success or failure and burn the ships to succeed ultimately, good. If you are not, expect nothing good or bad, just "there".

Get my point, without a mighty dare or genuine risk, there can be no genuine accomplishment.

We all want to do great things, but what are we willing to pay to genuinely do them through our own earned efforts? This is where the choice to be a lucky bum or a person of conscious accomplishment comes in. The lottery is chance, but earning is earning to make this short, sweet and succinct.


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author avatar JoshuaClayton
I am a freelance writer based in Inglewood, California, USA. I used to write under a few aliases, but now I have nothing to hide and write mostly under my own name. I write mostly on self-help topics.

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21st Apr 2015 (#)

When I come into great wealth I will let you know.

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