Crime does not pay: A maxim originating as a slogan of the F.B.I. and given wide currency by the cartoon character Dick Tracy.
Have you had the conversation?
I’m speaking of the sit-down you have with yourself, where you ask the all-important question:
Do I want to chase dreams or learn how to enjoy the visions provided?
It is huge.
There are many fine fellow-travelers who lose their way because they answer this question carelessly. They are convinced that more awaits them, that they deserve a better chance, or that the portion presented is insulting to their talent. After all, no one becomes a criminal because they’re overjoyed with their life.
Crime doesn’t even come to play unless you convince yourself that it’s time to take something you haven’t earned. This could be money, position, or even romance with another who is already entwined.
Crime, like every other piece of idiocy, is a bewildering mix of initiative and greed.
Of course, a case can be made that if we continue to accept our lot, we will never be able to ascertain what we might achieve if we were more aggressive.
On the other hand, we certainly know that the root of all fallacy, sin and misconduct is aggression.
The conversation needs to occur.
We have to find peace with our surroundings as we blow bubbles of possibility, hope and curiosity into the surrounding air.