I try to be the optimist. Stay positive. I guess I try to be the Yin more than the Yang. The one with the bright outlook. But sometimes it is difficult to stay positive. Especially in these difficult times we are going through lately, I am sure you know what I mean.
- You work so hard, only to get lackluster results. (i.e. lots of promotion, few sales).
- You interview for jobs, and they hire someone else.
- You GET a part time job, and they only schedule you for one day a week for the second week in a row.
Times are tough, and sometimes it is very tough to remain positive. But then along comes a song, and you like the music, you listen to the lyrics, and suddenly you feel better. You find that Yin as the Yang fades in the background. You feel good inside.
This song does that for me. Even though I have lived more than half (I assume) of it, this song makes me believe, yes, this is gonna be a good life. You are never too old to say:
Oh, this has gotta be the good life
This has gotta be the good life
This could really be a good life
A good, good life
And I just heard that they got rid of all the art and music classes at my kids old school in NY! Can you belive that? It is hard to stay positive knowing that - that songs like this are because music and art, and creativity in general, was taught, even fought for (Save the Music) once. Let's hope those schools get their sense back, and continue to encourage these avenues that we all need, at one time or another, or even all the time.
I do. I need it. We all need good music, and good creativity.
Without it, it is hard to believe this could really be a good life. So let's do like the lyrics say and keep the positive going:
When your happy like a fool, let it take you over.
When everything is out, you gotta take it in.
The hope is we have so much to feel good about.