Walking With My Head Down

June 23, 2018 at 9:24 am Leave a comment

Charlie Brown
Charlie Brown: Charles M. Schulz

 
Master Po said, “Remember always: a wise man walks with his head bowed, humble like the dust.”

I don’t consider myself wise by any means, but it’s a habit that I’ve acquired since time immemorial. It must be because I’m an introvert at heart.

Anyway, there are some advantages in walking with your head down.

A panhandler will unlikely confront somebody who appears lost in his own world.

You won’t step on a dog poo or slip on a banana peel or fall into an open sidewalk hole.

You’d have better chance of spotting pennies on the sidewalk. Pennies are said to be from heaven. They show that somebody from above remembers you.

If you’re lucky, you’d find dollar bills just waiting to be picked up. One day I found two 20-dollar bills. The other day, I found a 100-dollar bill.

So far, the biggest find I’ve had was a black wallet. When I looked inside, it contained several dollar bills, a driver license, and a credit card. My conscience told me to mail it intact to the name on the driver license which I did.

But there are problems, too. You run the risk of being hit by an approaching bike or bumping your head on a tree branch or against an unexpected sign post.

As I see it, walking with your head held high is becoming a thing of the past. Look all around you. More and more folks are heading Master Po’s advice but not as he had intended. It’s the new normal. It’s the result of addiction to smartphone’s use.

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