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Things I eventually learned # 12

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Gates and Fences.

Build a little fence out of first impressions and gut instinct,
with a gate that opens in both directions, to help regulate your circle of friends.

Inside it, construct a brick wall to protect your emotions.
Entry is restricted and by invitation only.

Then, finally, build a fortress to contain your inner sanctum.
Complete with guards on 24 hour duty ready to forcibly remove anyone you might have,
during a momentary lapse of judgement, allowed inside.

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"Life is like a sewer. What you get out of it, depends upon what you put into it." (Tom Lehrer)

10 responses »

  1. Wow! That's deep and meaningful for this hour! Great post though.

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  2. That is we most of us do …..sigh

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  3. Thank you FD…don't sigh too much 😉

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  4. It's unfortunate that we have to think this way. :-/

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  5. Unfortunately there are too many people waiting to take advantage if we do not.

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