I Reckon I Could Rob A Bank – So Could You

I might get caught but I actually think I’d have a reasonable chance of getting away with it. In fact I think that lots of people could, it’s probably pretty easy. The guys that get caught doing it are normally idiots.

But I wouldn’t ever rob a bank.

Obviously the chance of going to jail is a deterrent, but the main reason I wouldn’t do it is because I don’t think stealing is right.

But the point is that I, along with lots of other people, could.

There are a lot of things that you could do but whether you should or not is a different question.

You could:

  • Take that promotion even though you don’t really like the job, it’d just be for the money (or you could stay in the job you’re in that you actually enjoy even though it doesn’t pay as well)
  • Go out with the most beautiful girl in school so all your friends would look up to, even though you don’t really like her personality (or you could go out with the girl you really like even if she’s not a supermodel)
  • Spend several hours a day at the gym to have the perfect body so that people you don’t know and will never see again will look at you when you walk down the street (or you could just go for a run 3 times a week and be fit, healthy and have heaps more time on your hands)

The point is, bigger isn’t always better. The grass may look greener on the other side of the fence but the reality may be that you’re better where you are.

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