Friday, November 29, 2013

On Life...

I know I am fortunate to have the things I do.  I have my wife and my family.  I have a roof over my head, and food on my table.  I am able to clothe my kids.  I have the job I always wanted.  I am living the dream.

Even though I ramble on about how people irk me by their ignorance, I am not a negative person.  Even though I sound like a grouch on this blog, that is not the only side of me.  It's just the side of me that tends to come out here.

So, don't think you know me just by what you read here.  This is only one small part of my life.  Remember that before you comment negatively on any of my posts.  Remember that before you make assumptions about me.

This blog does not define my life.

I appreciate those of you who have bothered to read this blog for as long as you have, and I hope you will continue to read even though my writings have become a little, how you say, "infrequent".

For those of you I have had the privilege of meeting in real life, I am grateful.  To those I have "met" only on Facebook or through email, I look forward to actually meeting face to face someday.  You know who you are.

To those who have found my writings insulting, irrelevant or otherwise useless, well, you're probably not reading this now, are you.  That's your loss.

Above all, I ask you to keep an open mind.  Always seek knowledge and new challenges.  If you see something that you disagree with (be it here or anywhere else), ask about it.  Discuss it.  Research it.  Don't just dismiss it as bullshit because you don't agree.   Learn from it.

Be good to each other.  Even though I deal with the dregs of society, I know people, in general, are mostly good, upstanding, law abiding folks.  I recognize that.  I know it's only a very vocal few who screw things up for the rest of us.

Enjoy life.  Relish it.  Live it to it's fullest.

You never know when it might leave you...

1 comment:

TechnicalBuddha said...

Officer Smith,

I found your blog via Motorcop's blog a long while back. Your blog, like his blog and the blogs of your colleagues, offer much needed insight and education that can't be found anywhere else.

It also helps people like me see where you're coming from on a lot of issues and will influence my own world view on things.

In short, I am a better person for having found your blog, MC's blog, and others like it. So are many other people I suspect.

I look forward to your future blog posts and want to say thank you for sharing.