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The story of the lagging worker…



His boss wanted to fire him because he was accused, by his coworkers, of moving at a snail’s pace.  

“I realize that I’m a bit sluggish,”  he exclaimed, while red with embarrassment.”  He then said, “There are a lot of sluggards in my family, I know; we were brought up wrong, and some of us are trying our best to get out of the vicious spiral that we are in; please give me another chance.”

“Well, OK,” said his boss, with a straight face.

And so he happily continued in his job of cleaning the inside glass of aquariums… not once thinking that his job sucks.  

[If you are still working for an employer, remember this little story, and realize that (in deep reflection) the observer may not be all that separate from the observed.]

Red Ramshorn Snail. Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2015

Red Ramshorn Snail. Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2015


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My Blog primarily consists of close-up nature photos (that I've taken locally) combined with original holistic-truth oriented prose and/or poetry involving mindfulness/awareness. I love nature and I love understanding the whole (not merely the parts and the details). I'm a retired teacher of the multiply handicapped. I have a number of interesting hobbies, such as fossil collecting, sport-kite flying, 3D and 2D close-up photography, holography, and pets. Most of all, I am into holistic self-awareness, spontaneous insight, unconventional observation/direct perception, mindfulness, meditation, world peace, non-fragmentation, population control, vegetarianism, and green energy. To follow my unique Blog of "Nature Photos and Mindfulness Sayings" and for RSS feeds to my new posts, please access at: (On my regular Blog posting pages, for additional information and to follow, simply click on the "tack icon" at the upper right corner... or, on my profile page, you can click on the "Thomas Peace" icon.) Stay mindful, understanding, and caring!...

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  1. A nice tale 🙂 And I always loved to watch the little snails when we had a tank. They may have worked slowly, but they certainly made a difference to their environment. 🙂


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