Ozzie Ausband

the power of choice

Sam Beckett- wisely using his power of choice - back tail

 ”I voted for the Democrats because I didn’t like the way the Republicans were running the country. Which is turning out to be like shooting yourself in the head to stop your headache.” –Jack Mayberry

Viva Emptiness. People can be just like a pool. You can take that comment any way you like… Anyway, let us move on to the power of choice. I was reading an interesting article recently.  An attorney from Texas, Neal Boortz, gave a commencement address to the recent graduates of Texas A&M. Reading it, I don’t think it was what they expected.  He spoke of Liberal views. He spoke about the young and the fact that they had the luxury of being in a position to be Liberals. He talked about “Using wisely your power of choice.”

He went on to tell the graduates that, “Liberals use the phrase “less fortunate” … it implies a few things. To imply that one person is homeless, destitute, dirty, drunk, unemployable and generally miserable because he is “less fortunate” is to imply that a successful person-one with a job and a future- is in that position because they are “fortunate”. The dictionary says that fortunate means “having derived good from an unexpected place.” There is nothing unexpected about deriving good from hard work. There is also nothing unexpected about deriving misery from choosing drugs, alcohol and the street.”

use wisely your power of choice

After further wonderful raw naked reality, the graduates were left with the following pearls of wisdom. “The key to accepting responsibility for your life is to accept the fact that your choices, every one of them, are leading you inexorably to either success or failure, however you define those terms. We have the right to work hard and make good choices. Highly successful people don’t clock out at five. The losers are caught up in afternoon traffic. Winners drive home in the dark. Proclaim your rarity. Each of you is a unique human being. Use wisely your power of choice. Go the extra mile. Drive home in the dark.” I just found the speech interesting. Thank you to Brian Fick for the image. Skate- Ozzie