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Across the Universe with Cosmic Connie, aka Connie L. Schmidt...or maybe just through the dung-filled streets and murky swamps of pop culture -- more specifically, the New-Age/New-Wage crowd, pop spirituality & religion, pop psychology, self(ish)-help, business babble, media silliness, & related (or occasionally unrelated) matters of consequence. Hope you're wearing boots. (By the way, the "Cosmic" bit in my moniker is IRONIC.)

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Arman hammers the Universe

While traipsing around the blogosphere today, I came across a blog called "Success Rants," described by the blogger as, "The Blog Space That Unravels, Unspuns and Uplifts." The blogger is apparently a Middle Easterner residing in Melbourne, Australia. He signs his posts, "Arman B." I sense that English is not Arman B’s primary language, but he didn’t let a little thing like that stop him when he set out to give the Universe a piece of his mind. The purpose of his letter, though, was not to criticize the Big U but to thank it (her?) for being there for him.

So here’s the letter (he uploaded it to his blog as a graphic).

Following the letter, Arman explains why he chose to share this missive with his readers: "It might read ‘sappy’ to you... but I can promise you that it's a very significant sort of ‘sappiness’. I am serious. It is important that you start off the year on a note of gratitude. Actually, I will go on to insist that you should do so without a smidgeon (sic) of any sort of self-justifying, self-lamenting excuse whatsoever."

So there you have it: a lesson in gratitude.

And I have to say that the responses to the post in which this letter appeared were even more eloquent, raising the bar for blog-related discourse. The first respondent wrote, "Do you have a hairy nutsack?"

Deep questions, indeed.

Arman wrote this post on December 31, 2005. And he ended the post with some exciting news:

As of this moment: 7:50pm AU/VIC time, 01/01/2005, I am going to finalize some pending negotiation with a number of extremely effective human-beings... who, as your fate might have it, also happen to be some of the brightest, most successful gurus in the field of wealth-building... and then, I am going to be creating what's probably going to be... in all likelihood...

The Single Most Important Report
You Will Ever Read!

Some really exciting times ahead. I will be posting more information on this in a matter of 3 weeks, so, if you have a single drop of prosperity-blood in you, make sure you make coming to this blog a matter of priority.

Alas, the report has yet to show up on Arman’s blog. But I’m sure he’s working on it.

PS – I confess: I found Arman’s blog when I read a comment he wrote to a post on Joe "Mr. Fire" Vitale’s blog. Arman apparently is one of Mr. Fire’s most devoted fans.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

That was funny... Thanks
Al Diaz

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Sunday, October 15, 2006 12:25:00 AM  
Blogger Cosmic Connie said...

Thanks, Al. Actually, all kidding aside, I think Arman is harboring some serious writing talent (as well as art talent, apparently). He just needs to refine his writing a bit and get his metaphors under control. But he's young and, I hope, has years of writing ahead of him.

Also, in all fairness, the "nutsack" comment was apparently a carry-over from a discussion on someone else's blog. However, since Arman's blog is moderated, and since he did actually raise some points worthy of serious discussion, I felt he didn't serve himself or his blog well by allowing that comment.

OTOH, maybe "nutsack" is some obscure metaphor that is beyond my understanding... :-)

Sunday, October 15, 2006 10:53:00 AM  
Blogger Steve Salerno said...

You wonder...how many "single most important!" anythings can there be in this life? (Answer: In the world of self-help, I guess the answer is, "As many as gullible consumers will buy.")

Keep up the good work, CosCon.

Monday, October 16, 2006 12:44:00 PM  
Blogger Cosmic Connie said...

Thanks, Steve! Maybe the true self-help customers are like Alzheimers sufferers and other memory-challenged folks: Every day is truly a new day.

Monday, October 16, 2006 2:09:00 PM  

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