There are two types of people in life. Those who play it safe and those who take risks.
People who play it safe are generally conservative in everything they do. They work 9 to 5, Monday through Friday, at a job they’ve had for decades. They like their routine. They eat breakfast at 7:30, lunch at 12:30, and dinner at 6:00. Their closets are perfectly organized, with clothes probably sorted by color. Go out to eat one Saturday night a month with the kids and one Saturday night without. They don’t slurge. They watch every penny they spend. They buy generic toilet paper and canned creamed corn. The only charity they donate to is their church.
They are boring. Incredibly boring.
Since their lives are so mundane, they are absolutely incapable of holding a stimulating conversation. They can only talk about their kids and the weather, or their job. They have no intimate knowledge of the world around them, of politics, the environment, of life and death. Gracious, don’t talk about life and death. The church tells them what to believe and independent thought is forbidden, maybe even blasphemous. And scary.
Then there are those folks who take risks, who live on the edge. City Girl and I are in this category. We do things on the spur of the moment. We will open a new business after a half-hour discussion. We will buy a property after a 15-minute dialogue. We will gamble our money that we can be successful at any endeavour we tackle. We believe in ourselves!
Since we’re not bounded by the constraints of a conservative life, we explore every avenue. We don’t believe that human beings are the supreme species and all others are subservient to us. That has led us to be vegans, meaning we do not consume animal products. We do not “own” animals, since we believe in freedom for all and slavery for none. We are staunch environmentalists. We do not believe in profit above the fate of our planet. We care about the plight of the common man. We care about the needy, which is why we’re opening a free soup kitchen in our county.
We’re hungry for knowledge. We want to learn. Learning never stops.
We’re always open to something new. For us, there is no final frontier. There will always be exciting challenges ahead. We thrive on the action. We’re adrenaline junkies. For us, life is an adventure.
How about you?
- Mountain Man