Today I feel like an American cliche. I speak out against American consumerism, but here I sit in Starbucks, sipping my nonfat no-water Chai tea latte, typing on my laptop, listening to my iPod, waiting for my Centro to ring.
I laugh in my general direction.
We live in a very small world. Very small. So small is it scary at times.
Today I was at a meeting for a project about which I am very excited to say the least.
At the meeting, I met someone who looked very familiar to me. I know I’d seen him before, but I couldn’t put my finger on it. He and another gentleman at the meeting are working on a project here in the South Jersey area to support people who are struggling. They want to create a complex where people who are down on their luck can turn their lives around. We started talking during a break, and figured out how I know his face. Turns out that we attend(ed?) the same church.
Some days, in doing the monotonous that is required to run a company, I get frustrated. I feel like a hamster on a wheel, running, running, running and never getting anywhere. But then I have days like today. When I learn that the project that we’re working on will benefit service men and women and their families; it will help veterans; it will help Americans understand patriotism.
Maybe I’m not an American cliche. I want to change the world. I’ll listen to leadership podcasts on the iPod. And I plan on using this laptop. And my Centro. And in Starbucks. I mean…$4.21 rent per day and free wifi. That’s a pretty great value, right?