Ed’s note: Today, you get a twofer because this needs to be heard … today. Don’t worry, it’s succinct.
“Worst enemies wanna be my best friend/Best friends wanna be enemies like that’s what’s in/But I don’t give a (bleep) walk in side the lion’s den/take everybody’s chips and bout to cash them in.” ~ Nas on Jay-Z’s “Success” from American Gangster
To The People Who Dislike Me or Happen to Think I’m Annoying:
I learn from time to time that there are a few of you out there. Go figure. People talk.
With good reason, I’m going to keep this brief. Do us, you and I, the hugest favor: When you see me out, be cordial. Don’t be fake, but keep it moving. You shouldn’t waste time on people you don’t care about. Life is too short.
If you think this letter is speaking to you, assume that it is. That doesn’t mean I hate or dislike you. It means my time, effort and energy are invaluable commodities. I prefer not to waste those presents in your presence.