Friday, July 6, 2012

Hard Work

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Tune in to the Hard Work Hour with Douglas Douglas Live on Blog Talk Radio Friday mornings now at 10:00 am Pacific Electric Time.

Today's show: " Hard Work" is dedicated to Richard Kopelle and brought to you by Discovery Learning Tutoring, serving California and the world with your education needs.

Also on today's show:
1) Local News
2) Other News
3) Local Loco
4) Hard Work
5) Lit Minit : "Catcher in the Rye," J.D. Salinger.


1) Local News

2) Other News

    Wars, evictions, incontinence, misery, earthquakes, rumors of earthquakes...

3) Local Loco

4) Hard Work Is Fun, mostly when you look back on it. I really think that our current escape attempt at avoiding all work and hating our jobs is a death-spiral choice. Love your work or stop bitching about it is more my speed. I believe that the human species is designed or has evolved to be a working problem solving creative force. When we seek  only comfort, ease and leisure we deny ourselves our real joy, passion and purpose and therefore deny ourselves real joy.

Scrubbing out a toilet as a gift to a struggling neighbor may not be high on our list of priorities, and I am not saying that it should be. I am saying that a constant and unequivocal flight from labor in any form for homo sapiens is like the eagle who only wants to float downstream on a log. We aren't built for it, and it really isn't that cool. Especially when you lay it next to the great shit we CAN do, when we use our skills.

We can communicate with people, plants and animals and make for more harmony and less strife. We can reduce suffering. We can take a pretty good guess on the future and take means to improve it. I am talking about mundane stuff like cleaning your fridge and keeping a little food in it.

But it is only with a conscious choice that we can do these things with a light heart and a sense of purpose and joy. When we see our To Do lists as obstacles to our joy, ie, keeping us from the "real fun" of TV, parties, camping, vacations, dancing, or whatever, we miss the chance to experience the pleasure our creative force provides for us every moment of every day. The deep and dependable pleasure that comes from and with a HUMAN BEING (verb not noun, as RG would say).

5) Lit Minit : "Catcher in the Rye," J.D. Salinger.

Thank you so much for reading and listening. I hope you had fun. Now:


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"The Journey," by Douglas Whiting can be read with great love and respect and hope for your enjoyment. This time with complete endorsement, authorization, and  permission from the author, their heirs and publisher! All me!

We did not pay anyone for use of the opening music from Cake ("Wheels," off of "Pressure Chief," or the closing, either (Mr. Scruff's tune "Kalimba"). Our bad. 

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Notes and links from BTR show " Hard Work " 7/7/2012 HWH w DD

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