I remember when I was sailing the ship docked at Port Said Egypt. We were there for four hours we were dropping cargo off- for the American Embassy. The peddlers were out and they were all talking on the pier and being friendly with each other. Happy they were; going to make some money so they could feed their families or whatever. We were given permission to go to the pier and shop. We spend some money and they made some. All was going well the happiness was there all the hospitality you could fathom. However when we were getting ready to leave and the last few customers were left all hell broke loose!` trying to get that last customer.. Friends were fighting over the last few: we were told to get on the ship and stop shopping. As the ship was leaving some were still fighting. I just watched along with the others on board. We left, and a friendly pier turned into a pier of anger. Some were laughing and calling the peddlers pathetic, and making fun of them. Like always I just observed it. A few days later we docked at another port we were going to move cargo all day on the pier which pays extra. Like always the favorites got called and the verbal fighting begins “Yo man that’s not fair” why does he always get cargo time? There was no physical fighting, but you could feel the anger within some of the sailors. Some of the same ones that where judging the men on the pier just a few days ago. I guess in life when we judge others we are judged also! It is how the universe works. What you put out you receive. By the way I got some cargo time that day. Money is great to have but how greater is our sanity! When we are feeling good .When trying to control life situations we should keep the focus on us and not anyone else never joke someone because you will get joked also. As for we have to much within to change and we have nothing to offer till we have beating our emotions from anger and jealousy. Be happy for what you have and forget about the material; for it will come when you are not looking for it.
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