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Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.


Andrew

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Andrew Keller

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Larry

All right, we're gonna go to the Dalai Lama, for today's quote, he said once, good. Thank you. That's nice. Remember that not getting what you want, is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck. I would quickly like to push back on the Dalai Lama. Because every time I'm playing craps, I always want the number to hit. So that's the one time where I want it to happen the way I want it to be. I was thinking of this quote, though I was in my friend's backyard shotzi, you might have known him, and it was going through the house buying process. And he was saying it took eight gut wrenching offers and getting rejected to get to the house that they currently had. This house was so cool. And a pergola in the backyard some really cool rock structures we're seeing in his backyard have a cocktail or two and he was I was like, This house is perfect. But it took them eight guns, right, gut wrenching times of not perfect to get this house. So it's funny, this quote come came up, sometimes not getting what you want is the right path. Well,


Andrew Keller

yeah, I think a lot of it's the perspective on how you respond to it. Because sometimes getting the thing you want, the first time is the right way. And I think it's it's how you respond to adversity. And I think it's your hindsight, is 2020 approach. It's funny, I had every intention of agreeing with you. But as I'm talking about it, that like it can go both ways. Like there's nothing wrong with being successful on the first try. But you can you can get better. as things go along. This made me initially think of, I've played the lottery twice in my life, I bought two lottery tickets. And both times I was completely convinced I was going to when I was unproductive at work. I didn't mail it in because it was like, I'm going to be a millionaire. Yes, yes. And both times I didn't. And it took me about a day to recover from that. And I was like, I can't do this anymore. So I don't know if that's really the nature of this quote, but I didn't get what I wanted. And I'm still okay.


Larry

I feel like the Dalai Lama might not have been talking about playing the lottery. But you know, maybe, you know, I think that the case is that when you don't get what you want, it's pride. Like, America, we have this idea of you work, work, work. And then that's how you get what you want. And that's why we say like, Oh, well, I was unlucky. And then when you get what the right path sort of kind of thing. It's pride that saying, like, Well, I didn't really earn it, it didn't go the way I wanted to go. So that's why it's not the right way.


Andrew Keller

I think that was the American way, maybe in the 90s. And before, but I think recently, it's more like you, you catch lightning, you try to catch lightning in a bottle and have your company go public, or you try to make a lot of money when you're 25. So you can retire when you're 28. I think there's a little bit of a different perspective, I think, with people that are graduating high school in college now


Larry

know for sure, but I would just kind of push back on your pushback of saying like you wanted to disagree with the Dalai Lama, that, you know, you do have to have a wider perspective of the journey that you're on, and sometimes clearly, doing not getting it right. is the right way. No, not all the time. It's not universal. But when you get a 5000 foot view, you can go like, Oh, yeah, that wasn't I was not headed in the right direction. I was so lucky to be unlucky. Yeah,


Andrew Keller

I think we were saying that you have to have a wider perspective also look into you. You make a new friend tomorrow. And then you they're, they're working a nine to five job or they're doing something and then their dream comes true. A week from now. You're like, wow, he's the luckiest person, he or she is the luckiest person in the world. But like maybe they failed at something 30 times before. So I think this is maybe a good to have perspective on like, you see someone be successful. And you don't know what went into that. And so maybe you see an actor, hit it big. And you're like, well, they just got lucky. And you're like, Well, they've been working in it for a long time or an entrepreneur, or a teacher or student. It's like, don't focus on what other people's quote luck is. It's more important on like, what you're doing with your failures and how you move forward with those.


Larry

I was definitely thinking back to my life. And there was a couple of women that I was kind of entertaining the marriage ish type thought kind of thing, and didn't work out Utah. Did not well, not at the same time, but throughout my career of dating a couple of different gals, and I was entertaining this marriage idea. And I clearly look back on it now. Like, well, I made the right choice mutually or not, to not have married them. You know, certainly in my career, I feel like I definitely have been doing radio since I was 19 years old. And all I've ever wanted to do is be on the radio and be successful involve law. But it has not worked out that way. But I'm very thankful that it has worked because I've been more of a stay at home dad, that I have been a radio guy. And I feel like it's been this great gift that we split the parenting, and I've been here mostly for every minute of my kids upbringing, rather than be Ryan secrets. So I've definitely from the 5000 foot view, very lucky that I did not get what I want, as far as my career goes. Yeah,


Andrew Keller

I mean, I guess also, back to the perspective, though, I agree with you. And maybe it's for self preservation to say, I'm better off having quit this job or ended this relationship. But like, maybe if I would have stayed with a girlfriend I was with in the past and gotten married? I would, it would have, I would have found pi like I would have found a way to work it out. Like, it's easier for me to look back and say, Well, obviously, this wouldn't have worked out. And I bet, I don't know if that might be a self preservation thing. Because people are adaptable, I'd be a different person, I probably lived somewhere different, I would be doing something different. But I don't know. I'm just throwing the question out there. Maybe we're not maybe it's a self preservation thing to say. I'm better off?


Larry

Well, you know, I definitely think, you know, people think there's like one mate for you for your life. And I don't necessarily subscribe to that theory. But of the idea, though, you could probably I probably could have married one of those women, and been okay. But the whole point of dating is to find out the person you're most compatible with, and have it be easier, better, whatever. And so I think that's the idea like, Is it a better fit in life? To have taken a different path and the other? There's no right or wrong, answer anything. But maybe it's a better fit ish.


Andrew Keller

Yeah. And also just finding contentment with the situation you're in. I mean, relationships are a little bit more personal. You can talk about it more with the car that you bought, like, I could have bought so many different cars, but I bought this one. And it's the perfect car. And I love it. I agree with this. In general, just posing the question, is it self preservation to say the things I have right now is where I should be? Because I could be somewhere else. And there's no real benefit from saying, what could have been,


Larry

you know, what, but that's the earlier point. I mean, it's I think it's pride. I just think Americans probably say like, they don't want to say that because like, we want to determine our outcome, not like, Oh, well, the universe made it made the path for me. That's just, you know, I my whole thing has always been I'd rather be lucky than good. And I'm not very lucky. But is it supposed to be like, I'd rather be unlucky than good? Is that what I need to be saying? Or to be unlucky to


Andrew Keller

get well, maybe, I mean, luck is when preparation meets opportunity. So it's kind of we could do a whole nother show on on luck, but I agree with the pride. If you want to meet us at Pride Rock, please reach out. You can find us on the podcast, Twitter, Instagram, I'm Andrew Keller foster



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