Some time ago I was watching Jon Stewart’s “The Daily Show”, the episode where he interviewed Michael Lewis, a non-fiction American author from New Orleans. The conversation was pleasant but I just laughed mao when, close to the end Michael Lewis said the Lewis Family Motto:
Do as little as possible, and that unwillingly, for is better to receive a slight reprimand than to perform an arduous task.
Just brilliant! I have no idea if this is really his family motto or if he just made that up for fun, but I had some good laughs.
Maybe if we spend less time performing “arduous tasks” and more time interacting with our closest friends and family, even if that meant receiving “a slight reprimand,” we would appreciate life a little better. It seems to me that I’m speaking directly to my own heart. Maybe, just maybe, I should replace the “we”s for “I”s…