When I Think, I Fall Asleep

"It isn't easy being green" great philosopher,Kermit the Frog, once said. Being a genius and knower of all things isn't easy either. To the common man, having an answer to everything may seem a blessing from the Gods but many of us are misunderstood and hounded for answers, forced to live incognito often pretending to be fools. How many times during your school days did you see some "loser" with his or her head on the desk, soundly sleeping while class was in session? Did it ever occur to you this might be an incognito genius quietly contemplating the physics of light beams while you listened to the instructor's drone? Its very possible. We are quite inconspicuous hoping to draw little attention to ourselves. Ours is an exhausting burden to carry so we often lean against walls, rest on park benches, and even pretend to be listening rather than explain why we don't care. Who do think came up with the line, " I'm not sleeping, I'm just resting my eyes."? It was a genius in disguise trying to avoid an interchange with a bunch of genius groupies.   

So next time you encounter that "slacker", always dozing through class or life... embrace him, accept him, treat him with honour, for he could be world's greatest mathematician, scientist, savant, or even the most intelligent interior decorator in the universe. Our future could very well rest on your next encounter with an incognito genius. Let him be free, roaming unencumbered by the routine obligations of the common masses. When approached and asked for spare change, give them everything you've got. These exalted beings must be remunerated for their contributions which make all our lives so much better. I, for one, am truly grateful for free stuff.

I'm tired. Think I'll go take a nap.

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burning bush 5 years ago Author

Debby, I am sure you will be disappointed to learn that I am not ticklish. Of course that doesn't keep me from a good giggle every now and then. Sometimes I just can't help myself. You likely get the image of Moses from my uncanny resemblance to Charlton Heston. :)

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Debby Bruck 5 years ago

Can someone please tickle under your arm for us? Burning Bush, why do does an image of Moses form in my mind when I read your name?

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burning bush 6 years ago Author

Debby, we do indeed need more sleep. All of us! Thanks again for your commentary. Most kind.

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burning bush 6 years ago Author

Tatjana, it sounds like your cats have trained you well. Thanks for coming by.

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Debby Bruck 6 years ago

Push the "snooze" button. We all need more sleep.

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Tatjana-Mihaela 6 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA

Well, my cats are definitely geniuses...truly they are, they get everything they want after good nap and before the next one. Sleeping is blessing! Thank you for entertainment.

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burning bush 6 years ago Author

Erthfrend thank you. Got to have a little humour to keep things interesting.

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erthfrend 6 years ago from Florida

HAHAHAHA Love it!!!

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burning bush 6 years ago Author

I always like your comments Bobbi. You can rant to me anytime.

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BobbiRant 6 years ago from New York

Very good and oh so true. You are one of the rare ones, a person, unlike myself, who really learns something along the way. Not a rant, but a great write. Enjoyed it a lot.

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burning bush 6 years ago Author

You are too kind. Thanks Lady_E.

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Lady_E 6 years ago from London, UK

Enjoyed it.

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burning bush 6 years ago Author

You sir, are a genius. Always appreciate intelligent commentary :)

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rickzimmerman 6 years ago from Northeast Ohio

Hey, b.b.: I have most of my best thoughts while asleep!

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burning bush 6 years ago Author

Nell, "geni" like ourselves must get our rest. Being brilliant can be quite exhausting. Always appreciate your commentary Nell. Sleep well!

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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

Hi, just woke up sorry! hee hee not sure about the genius bit though! I always say when I start to fall asleep in front of the TV for example, I am not asleep I am listening to every word! lol cheers nell

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Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas

This definitely was written by someone that has gained a little wisdom along the way. Hopefully one day our school systems will learn to create an environment that meets the needs of everyone attending. It's funny how many of the geniuses do not find inspiration within schools. :)

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Lucas H. 6 years ago from Las Cruces, New Mexico

Nice, very true to form.

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