I recently joined a book club. They gave us an assignment to read and report on a specific book. I did it for a week and then it hit me. I voluntarily signed up for something that I hated in high school! Now I’m hanging out with guys who are also ditching class and playing pinball machines. I have regained my youth!
Don’t get me wrong, I loved high school because I did it my way. Frank Sinatra and Elvis sang a song about me. Ok, I admit that “My Way” wasn’t all about me, but it makes for great conversation at dinner parties and socials. If anyone tries to ask pointed questions, I simply call them an imbecile and walk away.
I went to college to study theology and became a youth pastor, then an associate pastor. I studied pretty hard and got good grades because it was very important to me. That was always the key for me. I got very bored with classes where I couldn’t see how they might benefit me later in life.
I couldn’t have cared less about Frodo or Gandalf. How would reading “The Hobbit” ever help me in life? It’s the same reason I never read any of the Harry Potter books. I know there are millions who loved them and still do but I’ve never been a follower. I’d much rather read a Grisham or Ludlum novel. That’s just me.
Give me an old stack of “Mad Magazine” and I’ll read for days! Does that mean I’m not cultured?
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