Over the next several days I'll be doing my favorite quotes. Ordinarily I don't use bad language, so please excuse the one bad word I'm about to use, because there's no other way to say it without it losing its power.
The quote was told to me by my father-in-law Sharky who was a plumber by trade, but he was also a philosopher. He was a Christian and didn't use bad language either, but one time we were talking about a situation in my life that was totally unrelated to plumbing, and he said this:
Hot on the left,
Cold on the right,
And shit rolls downhill
It took me a second to grasp that what he was saying pertained to life in general. There are certain rules in life that you can argue with until you turn blue, but the rules will remain the same.
There's an order to things.
If you've ever worked in a large corporation, or part of a large organization, and something went south, you probably learned that the mess ALWAYS rolls downhill.
I've used this wisdom all throughout my life and tried to keep things in order. I try to keep my cars maintained, the roof fixed, and my tools sharp.
I've also tried to be mindful of where I stand at all times, especially when the "stuff starts rolling" because if I find myself downhill, I know for a fact, that my shoes will get messed up.