Beautiful Loser

I read James Altucher’s article the other day “10 reasons Why You Have to Quit Your Job This Year,” and I have to say that every syllable, every word, and every sentence knocked me on my ass and wouldn’t let me get up. It wasn’t so much news as it was confirmation of everything I said and felt in the last six years since I quit mine. He says it all so I won’t quote him.

Vindication! I had been scattering my provocative thoughts all over the east coast to anyone who would listen. So, while hiking this morning at my second home in Arizona, where I go to shake off the long, sedentary winter, I heard a Bob Seger tune that I had always loved but it took on a new meaning after reading Altucher’s article.This is how I feel about my friends still locked in battle for their integrity and self worth in a dungeon built for only second best.

“Beautiful Loser”

He wants to dream like a young man
With the wisdom of an old man
He wants his home and security
He wants to live like a sailor at sea

Beautiful loser
Where you gonna fall?
When you realize, you just can’t have it all

He’s your oldest and your best friend
If you need him, he’ll be there again
He’s always willing to be second-best
A perfect lodger, a perfect guest

He’ll never make any enemies, enemies, no
He won’t complain if he’s caught on his knees
He’ll always ask, he’ll always say please

Beautiful loser
Never take it all
‘Cause it’s easier
And faster when you fall

– Bob Seger

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