Friday, May 19, 2006

Taking Chances, Revisited

My blog entry, Taking Chances, was recorded when I was searching for movies at Family Video. I found out that I was scared as hell to take chances on new movies. This made me realize how easy it is to pass up wonderful opportunities. Like I said in my previous entry,

“This can be applied to your love life as well as financial life. If you expect to make a profit or gain any revenue [or] gain a long lasting relationship, you have to take chances.”

That, my friends, is exactly what I did. And let me tell you, it worked. Three out of the four movies I picked up where all previously watched. I told myself that if a chef wanted to cook, he’d pick up a recipe book first, then jump headfirst into the kitchen. So, I decided to get one new movie (recent) that I’d never planned on seeing. Well, I guess that would be a lie... I did on watching this particular movie, I just assumed it would be awful.

The Producers was a funny musical that I could watch again and again. The gags were on top, acting side-splitting and the dancing and singing surprisingly wonderful. Who would have ever though Uma Thurman had such a decent voice?

This, in conclusion, helped me realize that because I took a chance (I’d always wanted to see The Producers, just had thoughts that it would suck) on a movie that could have sucked, I ended up NOT disappointed and relished the humor, emotion and entertainment found in such a “gay” movie.

All of you reading this should go out and start taking chances. By all means, don’t go bungy jumping if you know that is not your cup of tea. But if it’s something you have an interest in, why not go for it? If you fail, you can always try something else (except if you bungy jump. If you fail, you die!).

Until the next blog entry, love, peace and empathy.

Terry J. Snipes

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