Some of you might wonder if I am trying to see how many people I can scare away from sharing this post and some may wonder how many I am trying to get to read it.
Truth is I am not sure how I came up with this headline. I am too busy staring at my son’s grades and trying to decide if I should be worried Â or not.
Little man is an honors student with A’s and B’s in everything but math where he is a hair short of a B. Not sure if I should be concerned because math is his strongest subject and he isn’t doing as well. Not sure if I am supposed to let it play out as it will because he needs to learn to advocate for himself or if this is where I play dad, kick him in the ass and say step it up.
Focus on What Is Important
I am trying to focus on what is important and I don’t see grades as being particularly accurate form of measurement. But people like to measure all kinds of things so that we can make various determinations about this and that.
Sometimes those things are useful and sometimes they function as well as a government that thinks it is ok to stop working because they don’t like each other.
Yeah, that is simplification but I get irritated because in the real world most of us risk getting fired when we say we won’t work with a colleague because we don’t like them. It is as logical as saying we are going to use Lake Superior to drown the Pacific Ocean.
But what the fuck do I know about anything. Some people think it makes sense to help make sure their sheep isn’t late for an appointment by letting them ride upon their back while peddling a bicycle.
Maybe that is more effective than Crossfit. Might be worth looking into for me.
Really, been looking in the mirror and noticing that there is a bit more gray on the sides of my head, a few more wrinkles and one more pair of old Levis I can’t wear comfortably.
Do We Care About Becoming Better Content Marketers?
Do we care about becoming better content marketers or finding ways to increase the number of readers. Does it matter that I only have 516 Facebook fans?
If I hate grades and think they are worthless am I a hypocrite for noticing or complaining that I don’t have as many as the next Sneetch. Am I a jerk for saying that it irritates me to see inferior writers with more success.
And what kind of father am I for pushing my kid to do better or not pushing him harder.
When my daughter tells me she doesn’t think twerking is cool should I celebrate managing to protect one more piece of her innocence or do I cry because there are still homeless people and the jackasses in Washington are hurting people who need the services and resources of the government.
Am I a schmuck for telling the birthers that they are dire need of the kind of blowjob that makes your eyes roll back in your head or am I an ass for not going after the other side more aggressively.
Hell I have been told more than once I am intolerant, unresponsive and angry white asshole for bashing millenials. If I am not bothered by that maybe I should come down harder on these people, whomever they are.
â€œNot all those who wander are lost.â€ Â J.R.R. Tolkien
I am a wanderer and a seeker. Life is most assuredly different than I had planned and or expected. Don’t know exactly what I had thought it would be but this isn’t it.
Not saying it is bad or that I am upset but it is different. I could share snapshots in time with you and give you what I think I was thinking in those moments but that is not part of this post.
I am just doing my best to be a good father and a good person. Most of the time I feel pretty good about those things but they don’t give grades to parents so what the hell do I know.
What do you think?