Saturday, April 1, 2006

Won’t Get Fooled Again

April Fools Day, huh? Last year I came up with a parody of David Brooks (that nobody seemed to get — so much for going for the esoteric vein). This year I can’t really come up with anything other than thinking that we’re the ones getting fooled by ______________ (fill in the blank).

Maybe instead of making up jokes or parodies, we should substitute April Fools Resolutions — like the ones we make at New Years — not to be fooled. It won’t be easy; life is always a series of disappointments and there’s always someone who’s trying to get something from you, either your trust, your money, or your good name.

The trick, however, is to learn from it, grow wiser, and keep on going. As Bobby Cramer once noted, “Hope is my greatest weakness.”