Bruce Willis is a really smart guy! On my lunch break I was leafing through the March issue of “Men’s Journal” (the strangest things materialize in our lunch room) and came across this interview
and read the whole thing from start to finish! That’s a pretty amazing thing all on its own. But more amazing to me were some of the deep and insightful things he had to say about women, love, being a parent, and life in general.
A couple of excerpts:
What do women know about us that we never know about ourselves?
Forget “about us” — they know things in general, instinctively. Women can see through their own guy’s shit better than anybody can. And really quick. A woman can size up another woman in about 30 seconds……. And they are right all the time. Dead right. They are working on a wavelength that men could never get to.
How does a man remind himself to live in the moment?
I’m glad we’re talkin’ about this. Embrace your death. Make friends with it. Know it’s out there. Tickle it under the chin, and just know that it’s coming. And not in a bad or morbid way — or an “Oh, God, I’m going to die someday” way — but use it as motivation. Use it as an impetus to get everything you want to do in this lifetime done before you die. I was raised in a generation that was saving money for a rainy day: “Don’t do anything too rash while you’re young; save it all for when you’re older.” Well, I think it’s rainin’ right now. I think live it up.
Take a minute or two and read through the things he has to say! There are some gems in there.
…..until it was too late.
Drew that card out of the box last night and was stumped. Left it until this morning. Still stymied. Yes it does sometimes take me awhile to ‘get’ things; the little light bulb is sometimes slow to pop on, but it’s that last part that I can’t deal with. It’s never too late. If your original big picture doesn’t pan out exactly the way you thought it would, then you just rearrange your big picture. And life goes on.
An original Edison light bulb from 1879 from Thomas Edison’s shop in Menlo Park. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Okay, maybe I’m taking this way more philosophically than it was intended. I didn’t realize there was glass on the car seat until I brushed away some crumbs, felt a stabbing pain in the palm of my hand and began to bleed profusely. But it wasn’t too late to save some unsuspecting soul from sitting on that seat and getting a glass cut on his or her butt. So that worked out well.
I didn’t realize giving birth was such a painful experience until I was in labour. And then it was too late to make myself unpregnant. Although having the baby accomplished the unpregnant thing. Then I didn’t realize how easy it was to forget about the whole labour thing until I was in the midst of it for the second time. And then it was too late to have an only child. Doh.
I didn’t realize this stupid card would make me crazy until after I read it, and then it was too late.
THINGS MEN KNOW MORE ABOUT THAN WOMEN
Are you kidding me? TWO cards in a row that it’s almost impossible to answer?? Men know more about growing beards. I think that’s it. Next card please.
Five tips for a woman….
1. It is important that a man helps you around the house and has a job.
2. It is important that a man makes you laugh.
3. It is important to find a man you can count on who doesn’t lie to you.
4. It is important that a man loves you and spoils you.
5. It is very important that these four men don’t know each other.