It is a Small World
.It is a Small World
Never turn up your nose at someone. They may be closer to you than you think.
I am constantly being amazed just what a small world we live in. A old school chum of mine, Brad Martin, is a journalist. In his career he has interviewed the 14th Dalai Lama. That means, if your lean sideways to get a better perspective, I am only one degree away from his Holiness.
And as the above picture plainly shows, I was only 0◦ from “Frog”.
I have other claims to fame, too numerous to mention. Now, the ambitious person that I am, I asked, how can I make a buck off my claims to fame? I can’t. Looking around I see that just about every person is about 1 to 4 degrees away from greatness. How can I get rich over other people’s greatness if everybody has the same degrees? As a matter of fact, I read that many people believe that all people on this planet are the most 4◦ apart or 4 “deep as some people say.
Just yesterday at the GOBAG meeting Charlie told me a schoolmate of ours, years ago, married Senator Strom Thurmond’s daughter. So, everybody at Marietta High School in the late 50s is 2 ◦ from Strom Thurmond.
Being just a couple degrees from somebody famous is nice conversation for I think it means more when the degrees are friends related.
Also at the GOBAG meeting yesterday Paul told me he worked with a guy a named Gene. Gene and I spend our adolescent years near each other. We were chased away from stealing watermelons from a neighbor’s garden with a shotgun blast… Gene, I, and about four others spent about 4 or 5 years chasing each other on our bikes, climbing trees, and just being typical boys with dogs. Gene in that time period of my life meant a lot to me.
Paul also told me until recently Gene operated a little side of the road business selling produce on Canton Road near Jamerson Road. I drove by that stand many times and more than once was tempted to pull over and buy tomatoes or something but just never did.
I wonder if I had stopped would I have recognized Gene? Who knows? It is a Small world!
I was also told at a GOBAG meeting about someone I had recently broke bread and drunk a beer with once had a contract out for my cousin. It is a Small world!