The Big Kahuna
written by Roger Rueff
Phil: Heís honest Bob; heís blunt as well. That sometimes is part of being honest, because there are a lot of people who are blunt. But not honest. Larry is not one of those. Larry is an honest man. You too are an honest man, Bob. I believe that, that somewhere down deep inside you is something that strives to be honest. The question you have to ask yourself is, has it touched the whole of my life? That means that you preaching Jesus is no different than Larry or anybody else preaching lubricants. It doesnít matter whether youíre selling Jesus or buddah or civil rights or how to make money in real estate with no money down. That doesnít make you a human being. It makes you a marketing rep. If you want to talk to someone honestly, as a human beingÖ ask him about his kids. Find out what his dreams are. Just to find out. For no other reason. Because as soon as you lay your hands on a conversation to steer it. Itís not a conversation anymore. Itís a pitch, and youíre not a human being, youíre a marketing rep. We were talking before about character. You were asking me about character. And we were speaking of faces. But the question is much deeper than that. The question is, do you have any character at all? And if you want my honest opinion Bob, you do not. For the simple reason that you donít regret anything yet. Youíve already done plenty of things to regret. You just don't know what they are. It's when you discover them. When you see the folly in something you've done. And you wish you had it to do over. But you know you can't because it's too late. So you pick that thing up and you carry it with you. To remind you that life goes on. The world will spin without you. You really don't matter in the end. Then you will attain character because honesty will reach out from inside and tattoo itself all across your face. Until that day however, you cannot expect to go beyond a certain point.
Kudos and much thanks go to Bob and InsomniacSpider for this monologue, it is very much appreciated.
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