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START NOTHING: 10:49 am to 12:09 pm Sun., 7:52 am Tues. to 0:45 am Wed., and 11:13 am to 11:49 am Fri.
WELL, I told you inflation/interest rates would peak in July and decline after that. CNBC just reported that U.S. core CPI actually DEFLATED over the last 2 months. Hmmm!
ARIES: March 21-April 19
Your gentle, understanding, wise mood continues, Aries. This includes romantic vibes as well as far travel, legal, educational, cultural, scientific and media interests. You will gain career advancement in the few weeks ahead if you socialize. You remain somewhat uncertain about your general direction in life, but this will end next month (Jan. 12). If you’re single, a Libra is very interested in marriage/wedding w/you. But don’t address this right now — your best response will come in late January, early Feb. If this person is your boss, think before jumping.
(PS: “Libra” could be the Sun sign, rising, or Moon sign.)
Early Sunday offers luck, esp. in the home or with kids. Midday, though (PST) through Tuesday, brings powerful romantic vibes — and confusion. Monday night features disruption and rejection — not a good time to stand in his/her garden with an electric guitar. All 3 days (even Wednesday in part) hold a soft, deceptive lure, a self-fooling influence. So, stay aware. Tackle chores Wednesday to late morning Friday. You’ll accomplish if you keep your eye on the ball, and keep conversations to a minimum. Relationships, fresh horizons, new opportunities, even relocation themes, rush in midday Friday, all Sat. Someone says No to love, but someone says Yes to talk about the future.
TAURUS: April 20-May 20
Life’s deep currents keep a “river of opportunity” flowing for you. Listen to your intuition, to the slightest nudge in your thoughts. These opportunities might be financial, sexual, medical, or involve a lifestyle change. Profit lies somewhere here, maybe in such an obvious way you miss it, or maybe lying deep — if you dig, you’ll find treasure. (It might be emotional, $, sexual, etc.) Money still flows to you, and burns a hole in your pocket — save as much as you can (through mid-March). Two playful planets (Mercury and Venus) have moved into your mental, legal, and social zone, leading soon (late month and January) to a loving, mellow month. Make one last stab at socializing: join a group early Sunday and/or late day Wednesday to midday Thurs. or, next week, Dec. 19. These are some of the best “enter this social door” aspects in months past, and years ahead. Be brave, walk through that door!
Sunday starts with activity, calls, trips, but by midday (PST) (3 pm EST, 8 pm England, etc.) your “clout” begins to recede, as a desire for rest, digestion, pondering security and “family hugs” replaces ambitions/social urges, through Tuesday. This interval needs care and balance Monday night through Tuesday dawn. Romantic notions, creative and speculative urges enter Wednesday to midday Friday. Some thorns here, but also some sweet moments, esp. Wed. Friday noon begins a weekend of chores. Eat, drink sensibly.
GEMINI: May 21-June 20
Relationships remain of prime importance, Gemini. Include in this relocation possibilities, business and practical opportunities, public dealings — and love. Be diplomatic, affectionate, gently humorous. You don’t need enemies. You are still uncertain, undecided, about your own future. At least one, maybe more, plums hang ripe on the branch — but you aren’t sure what you really want, and that prevents you, for now, from choosing or plucking that plum. That’s okay — by next week your hopes will shine more brightly, clearly, and by January 12 you will shuck the indecision and start moving confidently forward. Waiting is wise. Life’s secrets are starting to reveal themselves, esp. if you start researching, investigating…what you discover now will help you profit from about December 22 to late January. (Some secrets emerge from a casual conversation.)
Sunday morning’s good for shopping or religion. From midday (PST) through Tuesday, errands, messaging, trips, paperwork take up your time. Good and bad luck mingle so be nimble, act when “things flow smoothly.” (Worst time: Monday night to pre-dawn Tues.) Steer toward home and family Wednesday to midday Friday. Though this interval is mildly confusing, esp. in relationships and “status,” you’ll be assured of affection from family and others. Romance surges midday Friday through the weekend. Friday and Saturday hold some superb good luck, in beauty, pleasure, creativity and risk-taking (and the biggest risk of all, of course, is romance). A few will meet there life-mate, but remember that indecision!
CANCER: June 21-July 20
Only ten more days of chores, drudgery and boredom, Cancer — then you’ll enter a playful, pleasurable period. Your workload will be lightened by some affectionate friends and relationship prospects. (Continue to avoid dark alleys and belligerent people, until March.) Soon — very soon — your ambitions and status will be primed for great luck, late Dec. to next May. Get ready to make your mark, to impress the powers that be. (Right now, doing your job is part of that prep.)
You wake with good energy Sunday, but use it quickly, as midday (PST — 9 pm, Europe) through Tuesday shunts you into a “possession” mood — buying, selling, “acquiring” a casual sexual bond. Not the easiest interval, but success accompanies you if you skirt Monday night to dawn Tuesday. (To late afternoon in Europe.) Errands, visits, paperwork and communications fill Wednesday to midday Friday. Indulge your curiosity — something you hear or read/see might supply inspiration later (for an opportunity, relocation, or a bright, fresh relationship). Wednesday daytime, eve are loving. Midday Friday starts a weekend of domesticity. Be home, hug the kids, start a project (not a huge one, as confusion comes Dec. 29 onward) seek security, nap and sleep, and take care of repairs, garden, etc. Good progress Sat!
LEO: July 21-Aug. 22
Ah, sweet romance! Do you need to know anything else? Following the road of creativity, beauty, pleasure, risk-taking, and ga-ga attraction can only benefit you in the long run, Leo. (For these things, creativity, attraction, etc., are what you’re made of, and what December is emphasizing.) However, some minor chores are beginning. They include trips and communications, career “polishing,” socializing/organizing, and buying/selling. Don’t neglect these chores when small, and they won’t grow much bigger. Your hopes/wishes remain strong but undecided — in mid-January, these wishes will be unleashed, perhaps to huge effect. In ten days, you’ll take up the reins of a travel, legal, cultural or intellectual “journey” lasting benevolently to mid May (’23). Have you noticed that since about 2018 your spouse has been more determined to be in charge, to dominate you? (Could occur in business, too.) Well, that “domination” will end in April, 2026. Until then shrug your shoulders…(and, maybe your mate is right).
Sunday starts weary, but your energy and charms kick in about noon (PST) through Tuesday. Use your weight, clout and energy to solve problems and attract others. Best before Monday eve and after dawn Tuesday (all PST). Possessions, buying/selling, casual sex and rote learning are easier to come by Wednesday to midday Friday. Be alert to signals of possible deception. Friday starts a weekend of casual contacts, travel, talks, perhaps flirting. Brilliant career idea Sat. All’s well.
VIRGO: Aug. 23-Sept. 22
The emphasis continues on home, security, family, food, soul and stomach, rest and love, Virgo. (That last would usually only be “family love,” but this December Venus and Mercury travel through your sign of romance, so this can definitely pop up also — and may be close to home, e.g. a neighbour.) If single, you are still meeting people who would be cheerful, viable mates — for 10 more days. (A romance started now might become domestic quickly.)
Sunday starts with hope and optimism, but before the day ends, you’ll retreat to a quiet place to rest, contemplate, and plan (through Tuesday). If you avoid action Monday after supper to dawn Tuesday (all PST —add 3 hours for EST) you should enjoy a smooth interval. Your energy and pizzazz soar upward Wednesday to noon Friday. Don’t seek agreement Wednesday morning nor Thursday night. But Wednesday afternoon to Thursday morning opens to loving feelings like a flower to the sun. (You’re the sun here, so start shining!) Possessions, memory/rote learning, buying/selling, casual sex — these fill Friday midday through the weekend — mostly successfully!
LIBRA: Sept. 23-Oct. 22
Swift, easy chores fill this week, Libra — communicate, mail, visit, do paperwork. Your home grows more lively, with discussions and playful, talkative kids. Great time to introduce your kids to a new school, if one’s looming. Avoid lawsuits, at least to mid-January, but even beyond, to late March. If single, you could meet a great life-mate prospect (May ’22-May ’23, but esp. Aug. 20, 2022 to March 25, 2023, and ESPECIALLY Jan. 12/22 to late March. Whether you’ve already met or are still looking, be patient until mid-late Jan. Before then, a former flame might return, and burn bright.
You’re serious upon waking Sunday, but midday through Tuesday brings frolic, flirtation, humour, popularity, social joys and fresh optimism. Avoid chasing big practical goals, esp. Monday night to Tuesday dawn (PST). Just have fun! Retreat, rest, contemplate and plan Wednesday to midday Friday. Lie low, avoid competitive situations. Your health might need a better diet, less sauce, sugar and spice. Deal with management or civil servants the second half of Wed. Midday Friday starts a weekend of self-promotion, energy and charisma, effectiveness and good timing — charge ahead, overcome obstacles.
SCORPIO: Oct. 23-Nov. 21
Continue to chase money, Scorpio. Buy non-appreciating articles (e.g., groceries, clothes, car) and — at least until January 12 — avoid investing (i.e., seeking appreciation in value, as stocks, bonds, etc). You might be enjoying a rare mixture of romantic feelings and pure lust — are they enough, together, to satisfy your future? You decide — but quickly, as the romantic part dissolves fairly quickly after Dec. 20. Communications are easy, friendly. Short trips favoured.
Sunday starts on a mellow, understanding (and “love-lucky”) note, but soon “converts” to an ambition-prestige current, lasting through Tuesday. You’ll make headway, but avoid late Monday night to about dawn Tues., when disruption and rejection are circling your efforts. Your optimism shoots upward during a heart-lifting interval, Wednesday to midday Friday. You’ll be popular, flirty, happy! Retreat, take a rest, Friday pm through the weekend. Seek advice, contact an “old faithful” partner, friend or sibling. Watch others, study how they act; then make plans. All’s well..
SAGITTARIUS: Nov. 22-Dec. 21
You’re still on top, Sage — your energy, charm, humour, sense of timing, clout and effectiveness are at an annual high. Get out, start things, see and be seen. If you are attracted to someone, let him/her know. (But wait until mid-January onward to “press” your case — he/she can be indecisive until then. It’s mostly lack of self-confidence, but don’t tell him/her that.) (A Gemini or Aries figures prominently.) Shopping begins in earnest now, as both the planet of gifts (Venus) and the planet of “running around” (Mercury) have moved into your buy/sell, $ sector. Soon — next week — your romantic luck will soar (to May/23).
Sunday starts mysteriously, maybe you have an inward mood, but this afternoon through Tuesday raises your sights to “eternal truths,” international affairs, far travel, legal, cultural, philosophical and media concerns swell. But is it a good time to act? Yes, if you avoid the time between Monday twilight and Tuesday dawn. Ambition, career, worldly status and interfacing with VIPs — these fill Wednesday to midday Friday. Both good and bad luck mingle, so be alert, intuitive and nimble. Wednesday is mostly good for action. BUT: don’t start any major projects, as a storm of delays will begin Dec. 29 (and affect the week or two preceding, also). Friday pm starts a weekend of wish fulfillment, light romance, social delights and blue-sky optimism. Good!
CAPRICORN: Dec. 22-Jan. 19
Continue to lie low, rest, ponder and plan, Cap. Avoid competition, esp.”open” competition. Examine your past — how have you arrived here, and where do you want to go? (And from this, your plan emerges.) You’re still a bit overwhelmed with paperwork, mail, calls, etc. — this wave will deflate in 10 days, the day before you enter a month of charm and energy — so just in time. Despite your present weariness, your social skills shine — welcome conversations, give small gestures of affection. Work remains hard, intense until next March — some Caps will quit a job that’s too much work. All week, be madly wary of what a Pisces (or quiet, psychic person) tells you.
Sunday starts with fresh horizons and “people,” but soon quietly veers into more silent realms: finances, lust, medical procedures, life style changes, research and investigation, commitment and consequence, through Tuesday. Act before Monday night and after Tuesday dawn for best results. A mellow, wise mood steals over you Wednesday to midday Friday. News, rumours can be false. Love could shine Wednesday midday to midnight. Tackle legal, social, cultural questions. Be ambitious Friday pm into the weekend. Possible “sudden romance” Sat.
AQUARIUS: Jan. 20-Feb. 18
A major life wish could come true in the week and a half ahead Aquarius. In your case, much of your wish’s potency depends on how willing you are to change. (You basically love to change others, but hate to change yourself.) Romance is light, yet “hot” — compelling yet delayed, indecisive. All will clear by late January — be willing to wait, for the prize might be even more than you hope(d) for. Be discreet in talk, writing — communications might say more (about you than you want them to. Gossip, civil servants, admin types — keep a dignified exterior when around such stuff/people.
Sunday starts gloomily, even a bit under the weather. But from midday through Tuesday, relationships enter, and to some degree these relations sculpt your future. Careful Monday night to Tuesday dawn (all PST, add 3 hours for EST, etc.) — otherwise, embrace others, welcome new horizons and (possible) opportunities, welcome social delights, be happy! Wednesday to midday Friday, relationships turn more intimate, private, which spurs sex, lust, research, major financial actions, medical procedures. This interval rewards those who commit, but steer around indecision/deception early Wed., and Thursday midnight — and a possible wee argument before dawn Thurs. Friday midday starts a mellow, gently loving weekend. (Sexual intimacy an issue — dangerous, dirty, friendly, romantic — Saturday daytime.)
PISCES: Feb. 19-March 20
The main influence remains on ambition, career, status, and prestige relations/goals. You have the courage and confidence right now to lobby for a pay raise and or promotion. This hutzpah will only last to December 20, so don’t delay, act soon. (Dec. 21 ushers in 5 months of $ reward connected to your employment or business: so, get the position now, profit from it late January onward.) Home is still hot, argumentative. Home repairs, renos, etc., will use up this angry energy and prevent friction — could even cause laughter, good humour. Tuesday begins a month of frolic and fun, flirts and fellowship. A wish could come true!
Sunday starts pleasurably (a romantic dream?). But this afternoon through Tuesday shunts you into work mode. Eat, dress sensibly. Safety rules apply Monday night to Tuesday dawn. NOT a good time to buy tools, machines, computers. (9:30 pm to 11 am Tues. PST is your best opening for these.) Relationships arise, and could excite, Wednesday to midday Friday. Doubt enters relations Wednesday morning and again late Thursday night. Otherwise, charge ahead, esp. Wednesday daytime and deep night. Be diplomatic, as some friction might exist. A last minute promotion possible, Friday. Friday pm starts a weekend of mystery, hidden treasure, lust, power, big finances and lifestyle changes. Pretty good results.
The first use of Occam’s razor, long before Occam lived, occurred when Alexander the great, faced with the famous, supposedly unsolvable Gordian Knot, simply took his sword and cut it in half. (This doesn’t exactly parallel Occam’s razor, which basically says “accept the most obvious answer” — but you can see the connection.)
I dunno, I see police/FIB/Swat teams arresting judges. (FIB, ‘cuz the FBI always fibs.)
Anti-semitism is a foul, disgusting emotional disease. It leaves an acrid smell in the air, like when a match is struck in a small room. For antisemitism – all prejudice – lives in a small room. It is a room of fear and retreat and a gathering of anger until, through fear, it decides to attack. All prejudice is fear based. Fear of the different, of the unknown. This is actually a natural leaning, granted by Nature as a protective shield: distrust any thing/one who is unknown.
Nature also nudges us to pick on, beat and/or destroy anyone who contains this “unknown” quality — e.g., the dark skin of Blacks. I saw proof of this inn high school, where the greasers looked for and picked out, the “strange ones” (egg heads, pretty boys, emotionally damaged) — then beat them. Society condemns such predation, but Nature approves, inculcates it.
Trump might have called Kanye West and Nick Fuentes, both anti-semites (*) to Mar-a-Lago to satisfy his curiosity about the far-far right. But it’s a curiosity that comes close to commitment — you know, the kind that killed the cat. I don’t think Trump is racist, but he loves to surf the edges. This time, he might have wet the trim of his robes and not be able to dry them by 2024.
(*) (I think Kanye West, Ye, has just gone bonkers.)
Still, where are the Jews in all this? Of course the anti-defamation league, etc., will protest and condemn Trump, et al. But why have Jews continued to reject Trump (literally their only friend) and consistently vote for a party that has enslaved Blacks for over 200 years — and still does, through various mechanisms such as welfare, abortion, etc.?
Perhaps racism is only important to Jews when it is directed at them. I’m no historian or statistician, but my impression is that there are very few Jews in the Republican Party, despite their similarity: both are practical, business oriented, both hold generally conservative values, both hold the family and community as a prime value. (Whereas Dems are generally anti-family and anti-child, as is shown by their astounding support of pedophilia and the kindergarten sexualization of children). (Dems are also anti-Israel, as Obama and Biden have shown by their behaviour toward this tiny, courageous nation.) Both Jews and Republicans are nationalistic and patriotic (whereas Dems want to reduce nationalism, and aim for a homogenous “humanity” world-wide).
I suppose Jews are frightened off or repelled from the very party that represents many of their values, by the barking dogs of the liberals. (The Dems have lobbied, campaigned and propagandized the “right” relentlessly, equating them with fascists and the murder of 6 million Jews while they build their own FIB/DOJ police state). In Tarot terms, I think the Jews are the quester in Card 18, the Moon. Notice the two barking dogs trying to lure the quester off the narrow trail to goodness and light. (The nation of Israel has a Taurus Sun, so it is amiable, sensual, earth-loving, yet if pushed, is strong as a rock. Some of the greatest boxers have been Taureans.) (Tho the greater of all was a Capricorn — Ali.)
Today, Dec. 2 (okay, so I wrote this last week) is one that can lead to riches yet I can’t think of a single thing to do. Weird. Guess I’ll remain poor.
Just for the record: I do believe the 2020 election was stolen. The FIB and the DNC (Democratic campaign) conspired multiple times to censor information about the Big Slime (Joe Biden) and the Smaller Slime (Hunter) that would have thrown Biden’s chances out the window. Instead, as is now known, they conspired with the FIB, poured hundreds of millions into voter and ballot harvesting schemes, stole and destroyed ballots, etc. Now, add to the FIB-Biden collusion/conspiracy the numerous (liberal) judges who refused to see (or let any court room see) massive evidence of fraud by the Democrats. We forget that there were literally thousands of affidavits from poll watchers claiming they had seen fraud and destruction of ballots, secret dumps of ballots, etc. — and that judges, all of them political, refused to even admit into evidence, much less address, these witness accounts as well as other forensic evidence, of machines malfunctioning, of machines being controlled by Dems for their foreign collaborators, etc.
Now Arizona has done the same thing in 2022, run an illegitimate election with the arrogance and posturing that assumes (correctly) that their Democratic overlords will hold them invulnerable to the law(s). (It was revealed about a month ago that the machines used in Arizona and elsewhere, were directly linked to, and gave their findings to, China. As soon as two (now prominent) election crusaders revealed this, a judge threw them in jail — permanently, until/unless they confessed their sins and sources. These two, who had accumulated irrefutable proof of election malfeasance (see their film, “2,000 Mules”) were later freed by a higher court, but you can see what democratic judges do. (In addition, the judge made the female of this couple stay alone in a glass cage, so the guards could watch her eat, piss, poop, and clean herself.)
Now Arizona has done the same thing in 2022, run an illegitimate election with the arrogance and posturing that assumes (correctly) that their Democratic overlords will hold them invulnerable to the law(s). The U.S. is corrupt, perhaps irredeemably so.
So Trump’s dining with anti-semite Ye and white supremacist Fuentes late last month might have been the action of a man who sees the American world is designed to scapegoat and crush him, to lie, exploit, and to ignore all American laws — with impunity — maybe this was Trump’s way of saying, “Fuck You.” In this I sympathize. The very Jews who have basically refused to embrace him, even though he has a Jewish daughter and son-in-law, even though he moved the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem (an action all prior presidents were too cowardly to do) even though he brokered a mid-east peace agreement, again an accomplishment no prior president had been able to achieve, these poor Jews now bleat their displeasure that he befriends an anti-semite. (Roughly 16 to 25 % of Jews vote or align themselves with Republicans. 75 % have for decades voted Democrat.)
Trump’s luncheon pretty well closed the gate on his presidential bid, for many Republicans will reject him also, after “Semite Gate.” It was an impulsive and “big mistake” action, one, say, Dirty Itch McConnell would never have done. But it was done, I suspect, from the gut, and honestly. I have actually never seen an honest politician before Trump (maybe Carter and the first Bush but I wasn’t very aware back then), and I sure haven’t seen one since.
* I don’t mean to imply that the Jews never helped Trump. Dershowitz, a Jew and perhaps the finest lawyer in America, has defended Trump in the media and in the sleazy impeachment attempts by douche-bag Pelosi. for at least 5 years. (For his courage and objective loyalty to principles, Dershowitz has been ostracized by Jews and Dems).
** Nor that Trump’s an innocent babe. He played with taxes for years/decades, and his companies have now been found guilty of evasion, et al. (Yet how certain is that conviction?) Perhaps the seemingly unfair scapegoating and harassment of Donald is karmic payback.
Did you know James Monroe was a teenager when he signed the Declaration of Independence? Another signatory was only 21. Perfect ages for rebellion, and physical courage.
To answer a reader:
I think a huge influence or change will come about between (March) 2023 and 2042, A change that will have much more to do with energy and power, technology and control of people or political control, than with economic recessions.
As far as the economy goes, I think we have one more leg down in technology stocks that should occur sometime between now (December) and March. Inflation will abate, more noticeably after March:23, . Possibly a declining stock market overall between Dec.’22 and May ’23. From June 23 to June 24 we should see a booming market in high tech (NASDAQ, et al) but specifically in a new kind of tech, and many of the tech companies operating now will get left in the dust — a little in 2023, much more later.
Many cataclysms between 2023 and 2040. For example in spring of 2023 the US might be pushed toward war.
When you do harm to another, you put yourself in harms way. When you curse another, you put a curse on yourself.
The intent of CRT and the associated Biden-inspired pedophile movement is to weaken Americans morally and then they will lose their courage because morality is the backbone of courage.
Did you know the KKK was founded by Democrats? And that the first 20 or so blacks elected to Congress were Republicans?
To force is often the most useless use of power; Eventually, and more often sooner than later, that comes back to you.
The woke thing in North America and Europe reminds me of the mass hysteria that used to occur in the middle ages, when whole villages saw a saint or a miracle occur. In trying to explain these mass “hallucinations” historians have pointed to rye grain as the culprit: when it becomes moldy, it can induce hallucinations. But there was no widespread rye intake, nor any ubiquitous drug of a physical kind that could explain the delusions and extreme attitudes scatter-gunning the entire U.S.A. in the last five or six years. So perhaps these kind of phenomena are spread by something in the human psyche that responds to certain triggers that seem almost biological when they occur… And might be biological for all I know. Well it makes me suspect that there is a fine skein between all minds.
FUTURE SPHERICAL RELIGION:
The problem with the sphere is that it implies a single point or source of light. From that point light radiates infinitely and in an infinity of directions. Hence the sphere. But this brings up the question: will the light be strongest at its source? Just as real corporeal light is? This implies a hierarchy, as the spirituality or energy closest to the point of light will be the strongest. This is very natural, and would show how spheres and fertile religions will weaken and fray at their edges; and this will put a natural limit to the size of various spheres.
But it also indicates that the spherical religion is not the last stage, for hierarchy is a crude form of power, and power in the afterlife is much different than we imagine. True power is only achieved by pure agreement.
Those legions of bureaucrats stepping their mannered steps, wearing their cloaks of dignity…which comforts them, but gives none.
I have expressed this before, but the slender splits between the liberals and Republicans, courtesy of the midterms, gives me hopes, several of them, that there will be a new, dawning bipartisan creed — more than a leaning and more than an event but an attitude that becomes institutionalized so we can call it a creed. In the most general sense, it will be somewhat like the 1950s and 60s — two decades that saw unparalleled American advancement.
China has been dealt a blow, by the pandemic and other lesser forces. They are feeling weak, vulnerable and uncertain of the future. When did this new fear/weakness begin? Just look back to the start of China’s new belligerence and insulting behaviour toward America. When that began, it revealed China’s period of uncertainty.
One important thing occurred during this last year: the riots of Chinese people. These pandemic-related riots are big enough to unseat the government, should they be well directed and then well armed. They are another indication that China is losing confidence. To add another, the recent collapse of the real estate market, a collapse so marked, that the government had to demolish many new buildings.
Many indicators hint that China will be in second gear for the next decade or so, while the US, although it could take a year or two to accelerate, will glide through the next 10 or 20 years in third and fourth. America’s tattered and battered position of world leader will gain a new set of armour.
America: many who wore the clothes of morality while they plundered the dark hallways, will now see their cloaks turn transparent, although they will still draw comfort from wearing them.
Two guys sitting in a bar. (In the East End, where fights are still the norm.) The small guy is talking to the big guy, he says,
“I don’t understand why you have me around. I’m intelligent, but so are you. Physically, I can’t compete. You’re a foot taller and therefore much stronger. So I’m thinking you could pal up with somebody who is as intelligent as you, and is as large physically and in good shape. So with me, you’re losing a quarter of the equation. Why?”
After about a minute of thinking, the large man said, “It gives me a different perspective.”
That Momentarily stunned the small man. That’s all? He’d expected a more crude, traditional answer.