John Y’s Musings from the Middle: Making It Interesting

Thought for the day.

This comes from a story I’ve retold many times. It’s a good story and may or may not be true. I just can’t recall clearly. But it’s plausible it happened the way I recall.

But, as the saying goes, “Never let the truth get in the way of a good story.”

So, here goes…

When I was a boy I collected baseball cards. The cards had quotes by the players on the back. My favorite was a quote be Bill ‘Spaceman’ Lee, outspoken and colorful pitcher for the Boston Red Sox. Lee was quoted as saying,

“Sometimes I pitch myself down 3 balls and no strikes, just to make it interesting.”

I was fascinated by that quote. I loved it and saw something in it that was profound–yet funny.

Do you do this in your life? Out of boredom, create a difficult situation you must extricate yourself from–just to “make it interesting?” Just for the adrenaline rush?

I have to admit I do on occasion. And I regret it…and am going to try not to do that today.


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