I saw the Yes Man movie again last night. This time around, I caught the bug. I want to go out saying “Yes” to everyone I meet today. I am going to try the carefree attitude.
I am going to work today doing only as little as possible to get the passing grade. I want to be that carefree guy that everyone has always envied, if only for one day. I would go to lunch today to stuff my face with my tongue’s delight. It doesn’t matter if its laden with saturated fatty acids. I am going to eat without a thought about my weight, without a fear of love-handles, or the headache that comes with counting calories. I am going to try me the carefree attitude.
I will speak to people from my heart today. I will say the things that I mean like I actually mean them. I am not going to try to be politically correct or ingeniously diplomatic. I will not bite my tongue when someone tramples my foot. I am not going to run the errands that are not in my job description. I am not going to surprise the boss. I will not break new grounds. I will join the folks who pass the bulk wherever there is a slim chance. I will try me the carefree attitude.
I will google Indeed Jobs and apply to all the fancy positions. Sure they might think I am not be good enough, but, I will not do their work for them. I am on a roll. I am high strung on the carefree attitude. I am going to ask anyone out today. I will refrain from years of holding back and continual inhibitions. How will I know that the dates I besiege will not conjure unless I ask? I will ask for favors, promotions and discounts from any and all quarters. I do not care if they tell me “no”. How many men have found gold, garments or girls in places they have never sought? It is nothing personal. I am just living the carefree attitude.
The market forces will not cease if I decide to get some air and stretch my legs today. The industry will not collapse if I do collapse from trying too hard. If I am gone and the folks around miss me today, they will carry on with swagger tomorrow. I am convinced I need the feeling of the carefree attitude.
If you are thinking I may be getting a little too carefree, now I’d have to ask you if you thought for once that I cared about what you think. I am seeking to be free from being uptight, tense, nervous and on the edge from day to day. I need a break from the pressure of achievements. Today is that one day and I am enjoying the carefree attitude.
© GBOLABO ADETUNJI/ AYOKA
In response to the daily prompt : Carefree