“Who do you serve and who do you trust?”
Those were the words asked by one character in the opening of the TV series Crusade, a short-lived spin-off of Babylon 5. When I first heard that simple question in August 1999 it made me think; how would I answer it?
Sure, I was caught up in myself, but that is too simple an answer. There were a few things to which most of my time and energy were dedicated, to the exclusion or suppression of all else.
Though I lack wisdom and street-smarts, in the traditional sense I have always been smarter than most people around me. As I recall even then, at age 19, I was already a lifetime member of the International High IQ Society.
As a young man my intelligence was ever on my mind. I knew I could outsmart most people and I let it go to my head. I could get out of or around almost anything. Like my ancient namesake I was always looking for the next angle.
I had been on the internet since age 12. My parents knew little about computers so I could get away with almost anything. As I matured I spent a lot of time on the internet. Between Internet Relay Chat (IRC) and various web sites I had explored the depths of my soul as it relates to my own sexuality. I had already been thrown out of virtual “places” that most people would never go.
As one of my oldest friends can attest I once said as a young man that I would never hold a regular job. When I was 16 my dad introduced me to the concept of wealth and began to urge me to study money. By 1999 I was caught-up in it. While I did learn many valuable things that I am using still today, I became obsessed with becoming rich.
If you think about it, our gods are who we trust, and who we serve. I have had many gods in my life, but these three I was most devoted to.
Though I am still week today I serve one God. The God who made my mind, who invented sex, and who so esteems money that He uses it as paving material. I will write more about that later.
Tell us in the comments box below, who do you trust, and who do you serve? Has it changed over time?