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The Agreement

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They wanted me to wear a suit and tie, stay closed up in an office all day, have cocktails at the club, marry the right girl. I tried it for a while. I really did. But the tie was too tight, the office air stale and the cocktails watered down. No one was happy. Not my parents, not the girl. And especially not me. I read the Good Book and went to church to find out why I didn’t fit in their Plan but got no answer. One night God and I had it out. And guess what. He agreed. It wasn’t in books. It wasn’t in a church. What I needed to know was out there in the world.*

* From “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten” by Robert Fulgulm