The Carefree Attitude

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

8 thoughts on “The Carefree Attitude

    1. Your comment made me laugh. Your consideration of me as a “serious soul” is very kind. I went back to read that post. All of it was wishful thinking. I could actually use a day off but you know what? The wrap sheet of the conditions that put food on the table, keeps the roof over the head, keeps the gadgets running, and makes one walk freely in an aura of total freedom, also has a long hidden blueprint of absolute responsibilities. Enjoy your day Anna. Thanks for your comments.

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  1. Do we take ourselves too seriously? Or not seriously enough? I like your thoughts on just stepping off the hamster wheel of life for a day. One less rat in the race today – who would miss me? Love your creative freedom of expression. Thanks for stopping by and liking my post. Keep loving life!

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