THE BOOK OF DAVID...LIOTTA                                               LOVE TO LIVE AND LAUGH   

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FABLES

SOMETHING WE ALL NEED TO KNOW

A long time ago, a man who knew, met another man who didn't know. The man who already knew, told the man who didn't know, what he already knew. Then something amazing happened. The man who didn't know, now knew, and didn't need the man who already knew anymore. Now they both knew and they were both equal. However, the man who already knew was mad that what he worked to know has now saved the man who didn't know from working to know. The man who didn't know was now independent of the man who already knew. The man who already knew had lost his dominance.

Later, another man who didn't know, asked the man who already knew, but the man who already knew only told the man who didn't know part of what he needed to know. And something better happened, the man who didn't know, still needed the man who already knew. So the man who already knew, continued to only tell a part of what the man who didn't know needed to know. But eventually, the man who didn't know learned all he needed to know and stopped coming to the man who already knew. The man who didn't know was finally independent of the man who already knew and the man who already knew, yet again, lost his dominance.

Finally, people stopped coming to the man who already knew, because now other men already knew. So out of loneliness, and a bit of jealousy, the man who already knew needed people who didn't know, so he could become the only man who already knew again. Finally, he claimed there was something else to know that only he already knew and others didn't know. This brought people who didn't know back to the man that already knew. When he was asked what it was they didn't know, he said it takes much work to know, and it if you know, you must work as I have worked to know. And out of curiosity, people worked for the man who already knew, and in exchange, the man who already knew, made up things to know that people didn't need to know.

The man who already knew, lived well off of the people who didn't know what they needed to know, but thought they needed to know. But of course, as everybody already knows, the man who already knew died, and many were left, not knowing, what they thought they needed to know.

So what is it that the man already knew, everyone else needed to know? He already knew a secret and a secret is the secret.

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When we log onto social media sites, we often share things. Most of the time, we share things someone else thought of or did. When we’re in school we’re often told to cite our sources, meaning using information provided by someone else. In fact, it’s looked down upon if you don’t cite (Fill in the blank)’s source. When we hear music on the radio, we’re often told how it ranks by (Fill in the blank). The songs we listen to are often written by (Fill in the blank). When we have a problem, call (Fill in the blank). When we buy food, clothing, cars, homes and whatever fills our daily lives, it’s something made by (Fill in the blank). Even our clothing, have (Fill in the blank)’s names on it. When we get sick, we see (Fill in the blank). When we have a legal problem, we call (Fill in the blank); it’s judged by (Fill in the blank). Even the phrases we use are mostly developed by (Fill in the blank). How many different people in a day can you ask “how are you” and simply hear “I’m tired,” like a CD that keeps skipping or a hip hop song that loops the same bar over and over and over.

On the flip side, when something is ours, we’re often told to give it to (Fill in the blank). If you make a post on media, you share it. In school you’re taught to share your ideas with (Fill in the blank). If you have an artistic talent, give it to a (Fill in the blank) (like publishing or record companies) so they can share it with (Fill in the blank) who will share their money that you will split with (Fill in the blank). If you have food, you share it with (Fill in the blank). Cars and houses, when you’re done, you give them to (Fill in the blank). Unless it’s destroyed, but even still, you give the property, to (Fill in the blank). Clothes you keep for yourself. I wouldn’t want to wear (Fill in the blank)’s trousers with stains on them either. If you’re a doctor, you treat (Fill in the blank), but not yourself. If you’re a lawyer, you represent (Fill in the blank), but not yourself. And if you make up your own phrases to say, (Fill in the blank) will say it, thereby, making the phrase from (Fill in the blank).

Our very purpose is at the whim of (Fill in the blank). We go to school, go to work, we labor, we go to parties for (Fill in the blank) and with (Fill in the blank). we make money to spend it on or for (Fill in the blank). Just about all of ourselves are for the benefit of (Fill in the blank). Even exercise freaks, who are in great shape is for the purpose attracting, defending, or even attacking (Fill in the blank). Love, marriage, sex (hopefully), drugs, violence, kids, fun, drama, depression, happiness, all at the whim of (Fill in the blank). But when you’re by yourself, we usually hope to be with (Fill in the blank). Violence, destruction, terror, threats, war, that’s right buddy; all the basis of (Fill in the blank).

We owe our very selves to (Fill in the blank). Every piece of us is comprised of (Fill in the blank). Height, build, eye color, hair color, accent, boob size, dick size, are all courtesy of (Fill in the blank). How did you get here? (Fill in the blank)…your parents. How did you learn to talk or what to say? (Fill in the blank). What you know or how you know things are based on what (Fill in the blank) knew that they shared with (Fill in the blank). You might even have a scar,  tattoo, or even a deficiency, and that my friend, is thanks to (Fill in the blank). If you trip and hurt yourself, (Fill in the blank) may have made the object and (Fill in the blank) may have put it there. You can trace every part of yourself to guess who? Right! Someone else.

The Duck Dinner

There was a poor New England farmer who had a small pond on his plantation. Every summer ducks would frequent the pond. The more the ducks dwelled at the pond, the more the farmer had a craving for a duck dinner. However, as often as he tried, he was never able to catch one. The ducks instinctively detected danger and would fly off immediately when he tried to hunt one. No matter how subtly he approached, or how carefully he constructed traps, the ducks were able to sense the danger and get out of range. Then when fall came, the ducks would migrate away and his craving for a duck intensified.

During the following spring, the farmer got an idea. He started scattering corn all along the edges of the pond. This lured the ducks out of the water, as they like corn, and was readily available. Soon enough, the ducks gave up dipping and searching for food as they grew a dependency on the farmer, as he constantly provided them with corn. Soon they began to trust the farmer and walk close to him with no sense of fear. They became so reliant on the farmer that most of the ducks became fat and lost their ability to fly. They grew a strong reliance on the farmer for survival.

When fall came and it was time to migrate, the ducks remained. When winter came, the pond froze, and the farmer built them a shelter for warmth. At this point, the ducks couldn’t leave if they wanted to. The ducks were happy because they didn’t have to fly or scavenge for food. But the farmer was the happiest, because every week he now had a duck dinner.