Monday, December 04, 2006

Tao of Ted

If you know me well, you may well know my love for The Mary Tyler Moore Show. In one episode, Ted Baxter delivers a pearl of wisdom -- most likely one he is not aware of how wise it is.

Mary complains of boredom with her life, and Ted sums up her problem as attitude.

Ted tells Mary in a ho-hum voice, "You can wake up, eat, go to work, say hello to your friends, work, eat lunch, work, go home, eat dinner, watch TV, read a magazine, go to sleep, repeat.

Or, you can WAKE UP! EAT BREAKFAST! DRIVE TO WORK! SAY HELLO TO FRIENDS! WORK! EAT LUNCH! WORK! GO HOME! EAT DINNER! WATCH TV! READ A BOOK! GO TO SLEEP!"

It's all about perspective.
Thanks Ted Baxter.

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