I have had my Gmail account for nearly six years now — thanks to an early invitation from master publisher David Boles. I chose the username “gordond” because I wanted to see if it was available. For many years I only chose the username ‘gdavides’ based on the assigned username I got at Peddie — it was based on the first letter of my first name and the following seven letters of my last name.
We need to reserve the right to be wrong. Mistakes will happen. Errors will be made. We need to accept nothing is perfect.
In my previous article, Happiness is Overrated, I argued the mark of being alive was misery and not happiness and finding the light in darkness is our greatest task of living. Today, I expand that argument to foment the idea that Love, as well as Happiness, is equally unimportant and overrated in our lives and that we must return Duty as our moral imperative.
[Note: This article was originally published in 1997 and I’m still hearing stories on precisely why Rite Aid is Wrong. It’s good to know after all this time the original article still rings true with the authenticity of experience. I have been told by someone claiming to be a Rite Aid pharmacist (who prefers to remain anonymous) that Rite Aid does not allow their pharmacists to edit the physician’s database to correct spelling errors and that pricing isn’t determined locally. I also have been told that Rite Aid owes some of its Managers and Pharmacists thousands of dollars in bonuses and back pay. If true, I don’t understand the reasoning or philosophy behind not paying employees in a timely manner, for it seems that cruel attitude against those who present your public face will have deep and scarring ramifications beyond any surface advertising campaign claiming the merits of caring. My email box is chock full of pain and distress from Rite Aid employees and consumers and I feel for each of you. This article is easily the most popular and highly read piece we’ve ever published in GO INSIDE Magazine and I thank you deeply for sharing your detailed and expert experiences.]