In 2005 at my visit of the “What The Hack”-festival my friend Dave gave me a t-shirt. It was a t-shirt of the company O’Reilley. On the back of the shirt is written “The future is open”.
That sounds as a very philosophic saying, but it isn’t. It is simple a reference to Open Source software.
Well, today I was at Marion’s home to give her the CD of Ellen ten Damme (with signature!) that I bought at the concert yesterday for her.
After a while being there, she looked at the back of the shirt and said “The Future is open… that is really about you!” I felt how her fingers followed the letters of the words on my shirt. It was a funny feeling… funny, but nice.
She commented that she knew that line was about Open Source, because I told her so. But she found it fitting for me anyway.
Even in the short time that we became friends she saw me changing… for the better.
As I discussed with my friend Patrick yesterday. I don’t care what others think of me… not about who I am and what I do. Sure, I like it when people think positive about me. But when they think I am a fool, stupid, dumb… or whatever… it be so. Their problem, not mine…. As long I know I am doing the best I can, all is good. That means as long that doesn’t is conflicting with the one and only reason of life… living!!!
I pity the people who are living to work… I am working to live. There is a big difference there.
Now don’t get me wrong. Work is important, very important. And someone should do their best at the tasks giving to one. As long one does so, things should be good.
I know… I know… Many people are not capable to live that way. Their priorities are so different then mine. There is no better or worse… just differences. All is good as long there is respect for the other resides. Honest respect I mean here.
Live life in all its ways… enjoy and care.
So remember…. The Future is Open!!!!
Note: I will edit this posting tonight at home to make more clear what I meant :)
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