Thursday, June 10, 2010

Lessons from a ten year old...

Playing the original old skool 1980s Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) version of "Punch Out" with my son. He was impressed with my skillz, as on my first try I quickly dispatched of Glass Joe, Von Kaiser, Piston Honda, Don Flamenco, King Hippo, and Great Tiger. I explained, as I played on, that I wasted a lot of time with Nintendo games as a kid.

He replied simply, quickly, and matter-of-factly, "Fun is never wasted time." And he didn't preachify like he was Khalil Gibran or Ghandi or some such famous smarty pants; he was kind of dismissive about it, like I should know better.

F#&*in' A right, Sammy.

Then Bald Bull knocked me out. Need more practice.

"An eye for an eye, and the whole world would be blind." Kahlil Gibran