69: Swim With The Sharks Or Sleep With The Fishes

“Luca Brasi sleeps with the fishes” – any Godfather movie fan will recognise that line and understand what it means

Luca Brasi has been killed in the line of mafia duty as Don Corleone’s hitman

What in the world has that got to do with real life?

A lot as it turns out

We may not be living a mafia lifestyle, least I know I’m not and I hope you aren’t either, but that doesn’t mean that we do not live a dangerous life

We swim with sharks every single day. We navigate our way through this world, desperately trying to figure out how to carve out our own space and etch out a living

The waters are rough though and many go under and stop swimming entirely. They sleep with the other dead fish

Only dead fish swim with the current ( they have no choice after all) while the rest of the fish, alive and kicking, swim upstream and struggle against the tides

It’s the way of life. Progress is always met with resistance. Yet without that resistance against forward motion, the law of lift would never be introduced

I guess I’m slowly learning to recognise that you become like the people you spend most of your time with

Dead fish are surrounded by none other than other dead fish

Guess who sharks are surrounded by?

Guess what I am?

Be well

SRZ

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