Glazer: Craig Tackles the Mystery of Life

Is Life Worth doing a second time? Would you do it all over again if you could?

I’m sure you’ve had that thought, “If given a choice would I live my life over?”

This not knowing what is going to happen in advance.

In other words, you get to be you again from birth til now and on until you die. So it’s something you would have to really think about.

Sure, at first its a no brainer. I want to live as long as I can! Yet when you think about all you have been through and would have to relive, maybe once was enough. Think back to your long, long childhood, watching the clock at school in 2nd and 3rd grade, dying for the bell to ring. The winters that never ended. All those tests in school and being sent to the hall. Nobody inviting you to parties – at least not the ones you wanted. The fear of calling that first girl, or being asked out by the boy you were in love with, but he didn’t even know your name. The pain, the pain.

Sure there were the fun times. That l0 days off for Xmas. Seeing the newest Disney movie. Getting that big gift, yet often not the Xmas gift you had dreamed of. Then you were so damn sad. Getting all those shots from the doctor, boy did that hurt like hell – big deal a sucker for your pain.

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30 Responses to Glazer: Craig Tackles the Mystery of Life

  1. Anonymous says:

    Steve
    One thing is obvious if I do it again when I get up on my feet and take those first steps I’m going to start running as quickly as humanly possible.

  2. Anonymous says:

    smartman
    To quote Frank Sinatra, “You only live life once, but when you live it the way I did, once is enough!”

  3. Anonymous says:

    bschloz
    I’d say anybody born between 1950 and 1970 boomer’s are the luckiest generation in history. Never has any group experienced this kind of wealth. Hell our biggest issue is our excess. Fast Food hot and ready 24 hours a day. Easy money and immediate gratification of the ME generation. We were young enough to experience playing outside and walking the neighborhoods and not to old to use technology. I pray that our kids can have the same opportunities that my generation had.
    I think to many dream of hitting a lotto ticket or driving a Hummer as something that will bring them happiness or make them whole. I am usually most impressed with the folks who have done well in life yet fly under the radar..which I think pretty much explains Kansas City and why I like this place so much.

  4. Anonymous says:

    KerouacOnTheRoad
    “Is Life Worth doing a second time?”

    – I’m only 7m 30s into the 3rd quarter of this game, but as it stands now overtime is looking unlikely; would let you know when I’m finished but alas, no twi-night doubleheader scheduled.

    As I won’t be here then to deliver a valedictory address will offer now that I am as EM Cioran an proponent of the “life is an accident” school of thought, as this gem from EM solicits –

    “Is it possible that existence is our exile and nothingness our home?”

    “Would you do it all over again if you could?”

    – all considered would ‘not’; been there done that as it were, being on the road (again) no more a Paradise today than was Sal yester…

  5. Anonymous says:

    jojo
    RIGHT ON BSCHLOZ…..
    But our parents were really the “greatest
    generation”.
    Without our moms and dads…their blood…sweat
    and tears…their devotion to making this
    society great…their ability to understand that
    we can’t find solutions to problems when we
    are screaming and fighting…their belief that
    there is a difference betwween right and
    wrong…that we are a blessed nation we would
    not be anything.
    God bless them all….they make the rest of
    us (especially us spoiled grown ups) look like
    pieces of shit!
    wE LEARNED Nothing from them…we just took all
    we could without vregard to what it meant to
    others…now we will pay for it…all of
    us will pay for it…because it is not the
    lefts fault…or the rights fault…it’s all
    of our fault because we didn’t learn the lessons
    of our parents…..

  6. Anonymous says:

    jojo
    By the way…I would not relive my life.
    I’ve done things in the right way…never
    strayed from doing what i felt was right…
    never stole or deceived….worked hard from
    the time I was 8 years old in our family
    business…and I probably couldn’t have
    done any better than i have done to now.
    The only thing i need to figure out is what to
    do with the second half ofmy life…
    maybe i’ll figure it out.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Rainbow Man
    Glazer.. You don’t deserve to be called an artist… But this is pretty damned much… great art. Geezus you are a freak of nature.

  8. Anonymous says:

    hearne
    You’re just now figuring that out, Rainbow Man?

  9. Anonymous says:

    smartman
    Hearne, I think Rainbow Man was being ironic.

    Craig, jopo called. He thinks you’ve been going through his trash.

  10. Anonymous says:

    chuck
    BSCHLOZ, well put.

    Me, I get a kick out of listening to interviews with “famous”, and not so famous folks, who are asked the question, “Would you do everything the same, it you had to do it all over again?”

    I have never heard (Maybe just coincidence.), anyone say anything but, “Nope, I’d do it all the same!!”

    Are you fuckin shittin me??? I’d a done everything differently, not to mention betting heavy on the Royals in 85, checking out that blonde instead of the idiot brunette in 74, their would be a zillion things, hell, I’d do everything different.

    JMO, but you don’t come back. You never left, your always here.

    The world is a delusion, thought projections.

    Faulty pro noun references are the cause of all the pain in the world.

    Cue the scorn.

    Craig, go have a beer, get off of the ledge, most things in life are pretty cool adn odn’t cost that much.

    We would all miss ya.

  11. Anonymous says:

    smartman
    Another great quote about life and death comes from Horace Mann, “Until you have done something for humanity, you should be ashamed to die.”

  12. Anonymous says:

    Dino
    Clearly Glazer is not using himself or his life as an example here. Though we all have some of the same experiences early in life. This is a thoughtful piece, one we don’t like to address.
    I believe his point is simple, ‘is life really worth living at all.’ I think it is for the most part, maybe not more than once. So if he feels that way and seems he does, then I agree.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Rob Lane
    Craig I wouldn’t want to do my life over, nope. I would do yours though, you crazy bastard.

  14. Anonymous says:

    Rockyroad
    Read your book Glazer, I’d like to have done some of that stuff. So in your case maybe its a yes.

  15. Anonymous says:

    MGarr
    Well put Glazer. I’ve had a great life, but boy I’d have to think on this one.

  16. Anonymous says:

    DowntownDavy
    Man I hated elementry school. Alot. Yet I think I would do it again. Man thats a tough one.

  17. Anonymous says:

    jweinberg
    I think you are Dorian Grey Craig. So this doesn’t apply to you.

  18. Anonymous says:

    Susan Dunlap
    Cool, what makes you tick sir? I’d like to know more.

  19. Anonymous says:

    SimonSays
    Like you I’ve had a great run, money, women so on, but to do it all again, I think not.

  20. Anonymous says:

    Maureen
    Look at the big brain on Craig? Again. Someone thought you wanted to do yourself in! Not Craig Glazer, you love yourself way too much.

  21. Anonymous says:

    Steve Kramer
    Bet you would do it again, if they make your movie!

  22. Anonymous says:

    KCMO staffer
    Wierd Glazer, this is a subject I have often thought about. One that really has no answer yet, least for me. Think I will decide this in the years to come. Life can be so wonderful and so awful all in the same day.

  23. Anonymous says:

    Kyfan
    Dude you are a trip, talk about this with Johnny Dare on the air. You two are the funniest things on the air, really. Love the black girl rant.

  24. Anonymous says:

    Black Barbie
    You stop talkin shit on me on Johnny Dare. I am serious, it is so makin me mad. My friends hear you on it and call me and wake me up. Don’t you know I work late and that its hard for me to be up an answer those damn calls. So leave me outta your mouth on radio bitch.

  25. Anonymous says:

    KellysGuy
    Glazer for all you know this is your second time around. Guess what? You are still a dick.

  26. Anonymous says:

    MGarr
    Kellys guy you are a trip my friend.

  27. Anonymous says:

    KCMO staffer
    Craig I have been waiting for more on Cocaine Crazy. You said you have the answer please tell us.

  28. Anonymous says:

    Rockyroad
    Yes I wanted to read that as well

  29. Anonymous says:

    KellysGuy
    The answer like as in ‘where to go to get it?’

  30. Anonymous says:

    Dino
    No dip stick, how to end the problem!

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