Greed is …
Well, Gekko says good. Like all subjects, until acted upon by the verb, it lacks any presence. Las Vegas, gambling, rock-star, angel, Howard, Jesus, Tilt Boys are staging a morality play. Meet the cast and crew. Autographs in the lobby right after the perp walks.
This is right in my wheelhouse — getting to act holier than thou without any required certification. Well, I’ve got my Alderney GC license but you know what those are worth.
No need for me to recap or pontificate. Its all been done. We won’t stop elaborating but it really is done.
Frost’s The Road not Taken ends:
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
two roads diverged in a wood, and I —
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
It isn’t about Frost; it is about a friend that went to war. I don’t know that outcome. I did channel surf a bit of PBS during commercials last night that talked about a platoon home from Iraq and the mayhem that followed them home. A shrink told one of the guys, “You aren’t insane. You are having sane responses to the insane situation you were in.”
People get into situations. They may or may not be of their making and may or may not end up sane. They’re very definitive moments. We don’t see the real outcome until we can look back. For some, what seemed sane moments before can be destructive with something as he simple as an amendment to a complaint. Then is when the sanity test occurs and becomes ongoing.
There are a lot of losers and the list will always grow. Most of us are lucky; it isn’t as bad as it could have been. Others receive the knowledge that greed is not always good but can be life changing and they will never walk or be the same. Sad business.