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Philosophy of a broken man (who happen to be a bartender)

I am busy these days. But I am also thinking a lot, reflecting a lot.

For the moment I get some recognition from the very right people. Unfortunately not from the others - which is a bummer; cause the wrong people are giving the awards. But do you know what? I don't care.

This might be the main problem. I don't really care to get the recognition. I put this away as superfluous, but it isn't.
And if I think about myself, it gets a bit tragic: I am an almost 40 years old man, who works in a bar, hunting his ideals, which very few people would understand.

If there would be the question, how to become a good bartender, I would say, learn, pursue, practise, understand the subject, work on a style... but I should really say: run as fast as you can - get a proper job, make some money, have some leisure time.

Don't get me wrong here - bartending [or bar management] is a proper job. I don't that anyone things, that I put ourselves to the students, which have no clue and just make some money to finance their "real career". However I mean: don't have a romantic picture of bartending. Usually it isn't real. You have to work your ass off. When it is quite, you don't make good money, and your working at a time, when a lot of your friends are enjoying their life [and in the rest of the time you are sleeping]. And if it is busy, you might have some more money - but the rest is all the same [ok - if you are working in the US, the money part might be really different - you might make a lot of money - but the rest keeps still the same].

Consultancy? An option - but a bit like prostitution - to consult bars professional for money is a bit like sleeping with other husbands - for money. Brand ambassador? Very similar - plus, if you are opinionated like me, big brands might avoid you and small brands simply don't have the resources.

I think intellect can be a burden - if you are simple minded you might not ask yourself this questions.
You might dream from a great future and enjoy the sunny sides of your current job [and suffer from the bad sides].
The saying "the way is the goal" is not only smart, it is also cruel; if you realize, that nothing will really change [but you].



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