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I've Got Work to Do

Updated on April 25, 2014

Mike's Common Sense

After reading "The Easter Egg Eating Contest", and "A Transcendental State Of Gullibility", I'm sure many folks are thinking that I am a cruel person. How could I do something like that to my own brother?

In my own defense, I must say, that I did pull some cruel practical jokes on Albert, but not one of them was premeditated. I honestly did not lay awake at night thinking of ways to get him. I would just find myself in a situation, and ad-lib it from there. They were very funny at the time (except to Albert).

Now over 40 years later, I do feel bad that I was such a bad brother to him, and I have been trying to atone to him.

I have written before that I believe this world is one big school, where soul learns how to be a mature soul, mostly through trial and error. Fortunately, for me, as I got older, I got to be more of a free thinker. I learned that humor should not be derived at someone else's expense. I have also learned many other lessons, some which came easily, while others have taken much effort on my part.

There is an old saying "only the good die young" that I believe to be true. If you have learned all the lessons you came here to learn, there is no reason to hang around. Well, I can say with some degree of certainty, that you will be able to read my dribble for many years to come, because I have many more lessons to learn.

I've got work to do.


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    • VioletSun profile image

      VioletSun 8 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

      Aaaw, we all make mistakes. My sister is 7 years older than me, and as a kid, I was at the mercy of her and my cousins, and nowadays we are very good friends- we help each other during lifes ups and downs.  

      I remember being unkind twice to my older nephew, when I was a teenager and as an adult, and those two incidents bother me a little, and it really shouldn't as we do the best we can at whatever point of awareness we where then, and I have been very helpful in his life.

      Your hub is honest, brought out honest feelings in me, so thanks for this!

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      Michael A Muehleisen 8 years ago from Miami,FL

      Hi G-ma! thanks for the words of encouragement

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      Merle Ann Johnson 8 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      "I do feel bad that I was such a bad brother to him, and I have been trying to atone to him".

      We all have a choice...and I am sure He forgives you, but then again maybe you weren't really so bad, only in your mind...or maybe he had the problem...anyway you are big enough to say somethng and I admire that in a person...:O) Hugs