Eat, Pray, Love?

Carmudgeon Corner

Can we discuss this “Eat, Pray, Love” phenomenon?  I mean really.  Have you read the book?  I’m sorry, I love Julia Roberts to bits, but I can’t relate.  There has been a lot of lunchtime discussion on this at BluePoint and, I feel I must speak in defense of hardworking people who would never in a million years spend so much money or take so much time off to travel and probe our navels.

I’d like to introduce this author to some real people who work hard and enjoy it, are highly valued by their managers and clients, pay off their college tuition bills, pay for their own weddings, exercise to stay healthy, take care of their children and families, and embrace each day.  Oh – by the way, they work for charities, travel abroad when they can, support each other, take the trash out at work and stand by their values.    

OK – now, here’s the kicker – they don’t feel sorry for themselves.  They find joy and fun in every day. They laugh at each other and themselves.  They have figured out what Elizabeth Gilbert has taken years and who knows how much money to discover.

Can we please issue a collective “GET A GRIP”?

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