A REALLY BIG QUESTION

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.”

Helen Keller, author

 

For my own amusement and sometimes to annoy the neighbors, I play the drums.

I pretend to be Ringo Starr, the famous drummer for The Beatles.

In the 1950s and 60s the highlight of any career in show business was an appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show. If you landed a spot on his television program you were now a certified star.

Ed was a writer by trade and had no talent for singing or dancing. But it was his show and he brought in acts from all over the world. He had a stiff cardboard appearance and walked and moved like his coat still had a hanger in it. Everyone made fun of him. He would announce the acts for what he called “his really big show” only the word show came out sounding like shoe.

Along with 70 million other people I was watching THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW in February 1964 when The Beatles took the stage for the first time in the USA. They start singing with a tune called All My Loving followed by Till There Was You. Then came a song called She Loves You. It starts this way –

She Loves You Yeah Yeah Yeah

 She Loves You Yeah Yeah Yeah

 She Loves You Yeah Yeah Yeah

 The song was written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney.  When all was said and done they wrote over 300 songs together.

Paul reported that when he and John finished writing She Loves You they sang it for Paul’s father. He liked the tune with one exception. He suggested John and Paul change all the Yeah Yeah Yeahs to Yes Yes Yes.

They decided not to take his advice, The Beatles recorded the tune with all the Yeah Yeah Yeahs in place and the recording like most of their songs became a hit all over the world.

So now I have a really big shoe or show business question for you.

And the act I’m referring to is your life.

What are some things you’re saying Yeah Yeah Yeah to?

Whatever goal you choose for yourself, as long as its legal and doesn’t hurt anyone, I’m your biggest cheerleader.

Here is some really big advice to go along with that really big question.

Be it astronaut, school teacher, or the person who delivers the mail – there is one quality that applies to everyone.

The Golden Rule, “Do unto to others as you would be done by.”

Now if you want to attack me at my weakest point on this rule just mention the word telemarketer. I confess I need to work a little harder on being golden with these folks.

As long as we’re talking about it, I could probably do a little better with the nut case drivers slowing down my commute too.

Now might be the perfect time to take my own advice.

Be kind to everyone.

Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!

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