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February 17, 2012

Everything’s Amazing & Nobody’s Happy

February 17, 2012 | By | 22 Comments">22 Comments

The great Lance Osborne, Director of Simulcast for the Dave Ramsey organization, sent this to me the other day. It’s both funny and slightly sad. :-)

Ever get ticked off by the little things in life? Sure, we all do. But seriously – how bad is it?

Check out this perspective on our world, by Louis CK:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8r1CZTLk-Gk[/youtube]
(If you’re easily offended, don’t watch his other videos… he’s dirty, but this video is pretty clean.)

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  • http://specializingintheimpossible.wordpress.com/ Laura Johnson

    I love his face expression after he says, “You’re sitting in a chair in the sky.” :)
    They showed this at the beginning of the Excel class I took. I love it!

  • cabinart

    When I was in college and the word “awesome” was used to describe anything and everything, my Dad shook his head in dismay and said that truly the only thing deserving that description was God and his grace.

    A few years ago I noticed teenagers using the word “a-may-zing” to describe anything and everything. I shook my head in dismay and thought that word should be reserved for things that are truly amazing, like God’s grace. (whoa, I am becoming my Dad!)

    Now I’m thinking that Louis CK is amazingly on target with his awesome observations!

  • http://www.ginasmom.com ginasmom

    I miss the good old days where we savoured all of life’s experiences as opposed to today, time to stop and smell the roses. Ever wonder what’s the rush for?

    • http://www.ChrisLoCurto.com Chris LoCurto

      I do now all the time. :-)

      • http://www.medicalaccountsolutions.com Misty Gilbert

        You inspire the rest of us to do the same! Thanks Chris!!!

        • http://www.ChrisLoCurto.com Chris LoCurto

          You’re still my fav!

    • http://specializingintheimpossible.wordpress.com/ Laura Johnson

      What the rush is for….
      Well, I’m 28 years old, and feel like life is way too short for me to get all the stuff in that I could do for God. Am I really going to learn things fast enough to be as effective as I need to be, before the last couple years of my life? I guess it’s a good thing God’s ultimately the one that makes things happen… I need to remember God calls the unqualified and qualifies the called. :)

      • http://www.ginasmom.com ginasmom

        Actually 28 is perfect, old enough to know what you want in life (Do stuff for God), and yet young enough to have tons and tons of energy to accomplish the above.

        Learn as you go, do as much as you can each day, live each day to the full, and make sure each minute infact each second counts, and you’ll accomplish a lot for humanity and ultimately for God. Don’t let your perceived lack of knowledge in an area hold you back, after all you are unique and your uniqueness, is what what makes you so valuable to God. The key thing is you want to do, i say “just do it”, and don’t forget to enjoy the ride, as well. It’s what i call passionate living!

        • http://www.ChrisLoCurto.com Chris LoCurto

          good stuff!

  • http://www.medicalaccountsolutions.com Misty Gilbert

    So true!…so true! We have soooooooooooo much to be grateful for but we have become a society that wants it here and NOW. There no longer is patience. No longer are we grateful for the Small Things. Forget the Big Things!

    I laughed and laughed at the phone part. I told a friend the other day it used to be a cell phone was just for emergencies. You know, you took it with you in case the event of situation. Now it is, I called you three times, you didn’t answer. But before, in my childhood, you didn’t get to the phone in time, you didn’t know who was calling, you didn’t care, you said: they will call back. You did nothing on the phone, but sit in the hallway looking at the stucco walls and chatted with your friend and laughed. You didn’t care…it was awesome! Now, we have to be multitasking, on the phone, in the car, going to a meeting, and running late. Yup, I am guilty.

    • http://www.ChrisLoCurto.com Chris LoCurto

      Hahaha…I remember those days!! Now, I have to remind people that my cell phone is for MY convenience. :-)

  • http://www.indueseason.net skottydog

    That’s one of my favorite bits that Louis CK does. (And one of the few that can be played in front of family!) Thanks for posting it!

    I always refer to this bit when I deal with impatient doctors at work. “Could you give it a second? It’s going to space. Can you give it a second?”

    We are all guilty of this from time to time. We take things for granted and need to constantly stop and appreciate what we have versus what we think we “need”.

    • http://www.ChrisLoCurto.com Chris LoCurto

      So true!

  • http://uma-maheswaran.blogspot.com/ Uma Maheswaran S

    As I watch this video, I am reminded of the verse Philippians 4:11-12 —
    “I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.”

    • http://www.ChrisLoCurto.com Chris LoCurto

      Amen!

  • http://twitter.com/hollyhall22 Holly Hall

    I was just watching this the other day! SO funny. Really puts things into perspective.

    • http://www.ChrisLoCurto.com Chris LoCurto

      There’s Holly! :-)

  • Lily_Kreitinger

    Thanks for the good laugh! Good start to the weekend. This week I have been home with a pinched nerve in my neck (you can read all about it on http://www.lilykreitinger.com “Supermom Gets the Day Off”), unable to go about my normal life (but still able to type with one hand, lol). It does make you wonder how petty our complaints are about everyday annoying things and puts things in perspective. Gratitude is the word of the day!!! Happy Friday!!

    • http://www.ChrisLoCurto.com Chris LoCurto

      Oh, that sucks. Tell me you’re getting better.

      • Lily_Kreitinger

        After moving around like Qasimodo for the past few days, today I am able to walk straight again… : )

  • tbric

    Very good video to start the morning! I think he is right on the money. When you put things in perspective, it’s not so bad right now.

    • http://www.ChrisLoCurto.com Chris LoCurto

      Makes you rethink your issues. :-)