on being laidback  

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7/27/2005 6:48 am

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on being laidback

I used to read a lot of eastern philosophy. Mostly Stuff from taoism and Lao Tzu. It's quite interesting because that kind of philosophy is based on observations on real life and even though it was written around 2500 years ago it's amazing how it still makes a lot of sense. I've always been a laidback kind of guy. I take things in my stride and am totally happy in the small niche I've carved out for myself in this world. So really when i first read this stuff it was like I had found something I could identify with. My favorite book on the subject is "The Tao of Pooh" by Benjamin Hoff. I haven't read it for quite a few years but I have a great fondness for it. I should explain that this book explains the principles of Taoism using the life and times of Winnie the Pooh. That may sound a bit mad but it totally works I assure you.

When you wake up in the morning, Pooh," said Piglet at last, "what's the first thing you say to yourself?"
"What's for breakfast? said Pooh. "What do you say, Piglet?"
"I say, I wonder what's going to happen exciting today?" said Piglet.
Pooh nodded thoughtfully.
"It's the same thing," he said.

If you like quirky odd books I can also reccommend
"Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah" by Richard Bach. In it Richard Bach meets a fellow barnstorming pilot named Donald Shimoda who held the keys to the universe and whose secret was a small black book entitled "Messiah’s Handbook, Reminders for the Advanced Soul"

“Open it,” he said, “and whatever you need to know is there.”

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