Lamont and Dude Discuss Wisdom

“Lamont, you consider yourself to be wise, right? I mean after all our iterations, you figure you can go on Oprah and set everyone straight.”

“I wasn’t wise there, Dude. I forgot two main things about human beings. 1) They like to set everyone else straight and 2) They don’t like their comfort threatened. I could’ve been telling the audience the total absolute and irrefutable truth, and they wouldn’t have heard it. If I’d been wise, I’d have stayed here with you and caught some waves instead.”

“You did get famous for a while.”

“Notoriety isn’t fame, Dude. You’re more famous than I am, Dude, and no one even sees your face.”

“Huh?”

“Yeah, when you’re up there at the museum dressed in your Smilodon suit, helping teach the kiddies about the goodle days.”

“Those were good days…”

“Shut up.”

“So NOW you’re wise but when you were pondering fame and fortune on TV you WEREN’T wise?”

“I’m wiser about THAT, but really, the whole thing about any iteration as a sentient being is it’s all live and learn. That’s a human luxury, though. For a lot of creatures it’s ‘learn or die’. Humans too, but they don’t get it.”

“So what about wisdom? Some wizened yogi was sitting on the sand yesterday holding forth to his fans…”

“Followers.”

“OK, followers, about the acquisition of wisdom.”

“You don’t ‘acquisition’ wisdom. What kind of yogi was he?”

“I dunno, just one of those guys in orange.”

“What did he say?”

“He said you might acquire wisdom and not even know it.”

“Well, that’s a pity. You wanna’ catch some waves?”

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Some of Lamont’s TV Appearances below…warning; not for the faint of heart.

Lamont and Dude Relate their Worst Case Scenario

Lamont’s Audience of Skeptics

Lamont Returns to Oprah

Lamont and Dude are characters I came up with a few years ago. They have the uncanny ability to remember many of their past iterations which gives them a unique perspective on life, the universe, and everything.

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7 thoughts on “Lamont and Dude Discuss Wisdom

  1. William Stafford said (in a poem called “The Little Ways that Encourage Good Fortune”): “Wisdom is having things right in your life and knowing why.”

  2. The yogi in orange? Oohm Orange jumpsuits πŸ‘πŸΎ Just In: be on the lookout for a mental patient dressed in Orange; he’s been known to iterate himself as Dude! Ya mean the Big Lebowski? Sheesh he’s down at the bowling 🎳 alley.
    Ya are a very WISE PERSON MRS. KENNEDY πŸ™β™’οΈπŸ•πŸ‘πŸΎβ€οΈπŸŽˆπŸŽˆπŸŽˆ

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