Not all who wander are lost (Tolkien) and not all who declare themselves to be simple are necessarily simple.
But I am indeed a simple man. I believe in certain basic fundamentals.
Simply, I believe in friendship (backed with action of course – if you claim to be a friend but can’t even be bothered to wish me a simple “Merry Christmas” or “Happy New Year” then that act speaks for itself).
I believe in being filial and being respectful and appreciative of one’s parents and elders.
I believe in not bettering ourselves at the expense of others.
I believe that fortune favors the brave.
I believe in picking myself up after a stumble and if necessary I will do it again and again.
I believe in free speech but I also believe that freedom of expression doesn’t mean open season on anyone and everyone.
I certainly don’t want on my hands, the blood of those who have died because they were gunned down for drawing blasphemous cartoons intended to offend religious sensibilities.
So for a simple man like me, a recent gift of coffee from Phu Quoc, presented by my buddy Nyit, has touched my heart in more ways than one.
In addition, it speaks volumes about Nyit’s character.