December 4, 2006

The List

Every year at this time, family and friends start asking me what I want for, uh, y'know, "that" holiday. Every year I tell them the same thing. What I want, can't be bought, or given to me. What I want is "World Peace". (It's a link, click on it. p-p-p-p-please!)

The greed of the material world prevents "World Peace" from EVER becoming a reality.

I don't want more stuff. Some people have told me to quit pretending to be humble, and just tell them what I want, everybody wants something. My humility is not false. I don't want or need anything and if I did, I'd get it. I don't like getting more "stuff", more material goods, it's stresses me out, it really does. It also makes life more complicated, and I don't need that, I like simplicity.

So I made a "List" of my desires:

World Peace.
Warmth in the winter.
A cool place in the summer.
A break from work.
Distraction from boredom.
Sleep at night.
Breakfast at Dawn.
Company when lonely.
Privacy when there's none.
Sunshine on a cloudy day.
A shady tree in the sunshine.
A song.
A shave and a haircut (two bits).

I cannot be anyone other than who I am. To wish me to be different, is the same as rejecting me.


BBC said...

I've been asking for World Peace for years, I'm not getting it either. Stupid planet, stupid people on it.


I'm not getting anyone to sleep with either.

Mary said...

That's a damn good list! Bravo!

Anonymous said...

I like your list and some items are very simple and easy to acquire.

Others, a little more challenging but it's always good to have them as part of wishes and dreams.

Have you ever read Anthony De Mello? Very good concepts that I think you would enjoy. I have read a few of his books and I truly do agree with his way of thinking. I'm not at that level but I'm working on it.. ;-)I don't agree with everything he says but a lot makes sense.

What you wrote this morning reminds me of him.

Have a great day!


niCk (Mem Beth) said...

BSB, I just read a few pages of Anthony De Mello's book "Awareness" on Amazon, I like it. I'm think I'm going to order that.

Thanks much for the recommendation. :-)

pissed off patricia said...

I know exactly what you mean. We have enough "stuff" and we have stuff we need to pass on. I want a beach every summer with a cool breeze and warm sunshine. That'll keep me going for another whole year.

I agree also that peas are best when whirled.

I don't know if there will ever be complete world peace, but it's time or our country to do its share.

Anonymous said...

I think you'll enjoy reading him. I underlined many passages because I don't want to forget about them.

Have you just looked him up or had you heard about him before?

Later! ;-)

Pam said...


Blueberry said...

I like your list! Personally, I will skip the shave but will take the haircut, especially for 2-bits. I may wish for World Peace, but my own real view of it is more like Bertrand Russell's (mentioned in your link), cynical and skeptical to the max. arrrgh.

azgoddess said...

my kids have been asking me wha ti want for years -- and i always say world peace...

now they just stopped asking me and get me stupid stuff...

geeze, could they just give me world peace - PLEASE!!! smile nice list!

Gracie said...

Now that is the finest Christmas list I've seen yet. I have to believe that more of us exist that sincerely want these things as opposed to material BS. That's what I tell myself anyway.