Mules & Me
I refuse. I refuse many things, some are even supposed to be good for me. But I still refuse. I refuse to do things and engage in activities that dull my wit and stifle my curiosity. I refuse to be prodded, pushed or cajoled. If something intrigues me, catches my interest, I will pursue it, often to a degree that appears insane to others. After all, I’ve nothing better to do with my time, do I? I refuse to conform. I often refuse to obey. I refuse to change my mind even when there appears to be a mountain of evidence to the contrary. This may be due to my principles, my beliefs, or my mule-ish nature. I may hear the beat of a different drum, but I march in step to my own. So please acknowledge that fact and accept it. This old dog is not going to learn new tricks. I refuse.
But understand this:
I’m a man, but I can change, if I have to, I guess.
(The Possum Lodge Prayer)