Who am I, really.
Well, yesterday, Lisa F. told me who SHE thinks I am in mostly uncertain words. Here’s the email:
“You’re an idiot. I want off your mailing list, because I end up deleting everything you send without reading it. I thought it would be useful to be on your mailing list, but all the drivel you put out every day is useless. I repeat – you’re an idiot.”
MJF: Thank you, Lisa. You are right. I AM an IDIOT.
Now, earlier today another woman, Kathy, gave me a second opinion. While ordering my new book – 101 Ways to Magnetize Money she wrote the following comment about where she heard about me:
Where From: email from Matt, who is really Eddie Baran
MJF: Kathy, glad to finally be recognized for who I am. Thanks.
As a young buck I remember reading the book, Cosell by Howard Cosell.
From memory, on the back cover he wrote something like: I’ve been called pompous, arrogant, an idiot, a genius, a jerk, a breath of fresh air … and so on. Then he writes, and again, I may be off a bit here: “You’re right. I AM ALL of these things.”
Such is my feeling about those who write to praise me or ridicule me. Either way, you are right. And it’s good to be right.
This leads to the point I want to make. It’s a point I’ve made numerous times before – and I never tire of saying it. Even so, today I’ll say it in more colorful language:
Your opinion of me ain’t none of my doggone business. Just as in politics, if 51 percent of the people on my list approve of me and what I do – well then, let’s call it a landslide.
And being that about half the people who receive my daily discharges are customers – I must be doing something right – even with the occasional (or frequent) error. So thanks for your love, support, hate, disgust or neutrality. In the end it’s probably all the same anyway. Just people being people.
Oh, by the way – I’m not sure where someone would get this idea – but after reading yesterday’s email – some thought I was anti-McCain, pro-Obama – others thought I was anti-Obama and pro-McCain. And some were even concerned that I like or don’t like Bush or Bill Clinton.
Amazing. The same email read thousands of different ways. Mass communication quickly becomes mass interpretation.
This is, in part, one of the reasons why I tell my students, when I’m talking or when you’re reading what I’m writing, the best thing you can do is pay attention to your breathing.
Have you been doing that. If not, start doing so NOW and your life will begin to shift in a positive direction. After all, your breath is your POWER.
Another reader got prissed off – and yes I spelled it rong on porpoise – because I mentioned “numbers” in yesterday’s email. How dare I think that numbers have any thing to do with anything that goes on in the Universe – E = mc2, H2O, CO2 – 9 innings, 9 supreme court judges, 9 months inside a mother’s womb …etc.
Another reader questioned my religious beliefs, wanted to know why I talk about evil things like “chi” and so on. He asked if I believe in Jesus. I said, “Yes. He had greater chi flow than anyone who has ever lived. He used it to heal – and still does.”
I think my answer put the man in the looney bin. It was too much for him to handle. He expected me to be Beelzebub and I ruined his day.
My God, “chi” being evil. What is the world coming to. Chi is energy – plain and simple. Some have more than others. Some have a magnificent supply.
If I say that someone is “magnetic” – is that evil, too.
Funny how some people think: Man is evil. Nature is bad. Energy is scary. Words are dangerous. Numbers are negative. And if that ain’t bad enough – the world and everyone in it is going to H-E double ‘L.’
As the Chinese say, “Aiii yaaa.”
To conclude this idiotic email, if you still respect yourself enough to get your body in kick-butt condition, to increase your chi flow and make Jesus or whomever you consider your personal savior
P.S. To view even more idiotic Furey moments, make sure you watch the two-minute video clip on my homepage.
In viewing this video you will quickly see that I am an idiot, par excelence.