Friday, December 30, 2016

100 days of 100 words, day 6: bad strategy

Bad Strategy

As a teenager, I heard that people who best survived a car crash were those who were completely relaxed.  I took this to heart.  Scrunched down in my seat (un-seatbelted, of course), unable to see what was happening,  I went completely limp.  You could say that it worked: I survived adolescence.  But then, I was never in a crash.

Unfortunately, my Raggedy Ann strategy leaked into my life.  I didn't crumple, but neither did I look to see what was coming.  Or steer.  What good is it merely to survive?  Buffeted by outside forces, driven by self-interested others, I land here and open one eye.  Is the ride over?

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