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Sunday, October 21, 2007

Occupational Hazards

I was sitting in my hotel room today and watching the National Geographic channel at 5 in the am today. There was an interesting documentary entitled "About Asia". Part of the documentary focused on Thailand and the fact that there are Cobra Fighters there.

Apparently, these Cobra Fighters have a passion for fighting all types of Cobras; whether King Cobras or Normal Sized Cobras. Through the documentary the commentator said the following and I quote, "Getting bitten by a cobra is an occupational hazard".

And I swear, the first thing that came to my mind was, "NO SHIT"!!!

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Forgiveness, Part 2- Is there trust afterwards?

My last post had a purpose behind it and I really hope everyone got the jist of it.

The reason why I wrote that post was because I recently went through an experience with a friend where I ended up the bad guy. After being a brother to the person, all good deeds were washed away with just one phone call and my integrity was being questioned.

Honestly, I did not expect things to become so sour between us and unfortunately they did. After the situation was finalized and the person apologized to me, I truly am trying to forgive the guy and I am trying to forget. And I think I have made great progress in those two areas.

What I am trying to get my hands around is could I EVER trust the person after such an incident? The answer to this question simply, is NO. How can I ever trust a person who betrayed me, betrayed my trust, and most importantly, questioned my integrity?

But, that's just me!!!

I just want to say a final word. There is a relevant proverb:

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.