Here In The Real World

The other day, I was reading an article in the advice column in the Fusion newspaper, which is basically a free newspaper from the publishers of the Observer-Dispatch. In that article, a person was complaining about how good things happened to bad people such as the bad guy getting the much sought-after promotion at work and marrying a person that he/she did not deserve and so on. I thought that the article was really interesting. It is very rare that I actually read newspaper articles that actually make me think because in a way, I deal with issues like this on a daily basis.

In fact, I spent nearly my whole life dealing with issues like this. I too have to deal with work issues, dating issues (as in lack of getting a date in my case), success issues, and so on. Who doesn’t in today’s world? It’s like they say, “Chivalry’s dead.” And of course I do believe that life is unfair. I probably know that better than most.

It also reminds me of Alan Jackson’s first song, “Here in the Real World,” which was released in 1989. In that song he compares real life to life in the old cowboy movies where the boy always gets the girl and good always wins. Everyone, myself included, wants life to be that way, it’s not that easy in the real world where everything is in reverse.

But then again, good things can happen, even if they don’t happen fast enough. Wait a minute, did I say that? Of course I have a rep for being impatient because my life isn’t going the way I want it to and I have good reason to. The biggest reason is the fact that I am not getting any younger. Something has got to happen soon.

One response to “Here In The Real World

  1. Tim,Here in the real world I believe is a country song, but in the real world no one is perfect, we are human some of us more than others.

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