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(:> Napoleon <:)

by betterthingstocome
copyright 04-23-2013


Age Rating: 13 +

So I am at the end stages of a divorce decree and I am telling my attorney about the troubles I have been having. He gave me some information and then gave me this to read. I thought it was good enough to share.

THIS IS NOT MY OWN WRITING. I DON'T TAKE ANY CREDIT FOR IT!!!

 

Please read and enjoy.

 

Don’t Argue with Napoleon

              By: Gregory Gudger

 

So you happen to be strolling down the street one sunny day and you see this fellow

standing on the corner; he’s got on a buttoned-down trench coat with his right hand inserted at

chest level. He wears a baseball cap on his head, turned sideways, bib extended to the left. One

foot is propped up on a fire hydrant, as he carefully surveys the passing traffic.

As you begin to walk past him, he turns to look at you and says, “I’m Napoleon.”

“Ok, fella...whatever you say.”

“No,.. really,” he continues. “I’m Napoleon.”

“This is a free country...you can be who you want to be.”

“That’s right, and I’m Napoleon.”

Out of some sense of egoism, or a desire to show how smart you are, you explain,”not to

mention that Napoleon is dead. Has been for some time, like 1821 or so, in exile on the Island of

Saint Helena.”

“But I’m right here and, you said it yourself, I’m in a free country.“

“Man, you are frickin’ crazy.”

“No...I’m Napoleon.”

“Look...I know how much some people may admire him and his military genius, which might not

have been too far from insanity, come to think of it, but you are NOT Napoleon.”

“Bullcrap! I got my hand in my coat, my hat is on sideways, and I’m in charge.”

“Right...a bicorne with a Yankee’s logo.”

For the next hour, you share your knowledge...your facts...about the real Napoleon to

convince him that he is not the genuine article.

My question is this: who’s the crazy one here?

Too often we waste time engaging in conversations to convert others to our way of thinking-our

position-even when it is clear that the basis of their thinking is flawed. Our flaw, borne of selfcenteredness,

is that we have to be right; we have to get others to follow our lead as though we

are The Christ looking for disciples.

If you make a good faith effort to correct someone, especially if you care for them, and they

remain resistant to your logic, let go and let them be. Give them the right to learn on their own, to

be who they want to be. Rather than get emotionally tied up with something that is wrong, and

maybe take the next step to start judging people, the flaw is in you. Do what you have to do with

the best information you have and not get caught up in that which does nothing but sap your

emotional and intellectual energy that you can use to make something better.

 

JUST FOOD FOR THOUGHT!!

***AGAIN I DID NOT WRITE THIS BUT WISHED TO SHARE IT WITH YOU.***







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        08-04-2013     dodeydee        

A very clever and intelligent work and one with a great message that we can all learn from..Have to admit I did giggle some at the images that came to mind of the would be Napolean..Bless...I think it was the base ball cap on sideways that started me off..I hope many come to read this work as the message itself is priceless..

Thank you for sharing this work Lorena..Smiles and blessings to you..dodeydee (Dee)

        05-24-2013     Kedar Kanhere        

Great work! Absolutely beauty! Very straight forward and written with true nature!Nicely put forward!I am lucky to read this I guess! Great! Quite intelligent thinking! Keep it up!



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