Smith Wants to be Chinese Billionaire
Today's wake-up visitor is Smith. He woke me up frantically about 6:00 am but agreed to let me go back to sleep until wake-up pages time.
Smith: I want to be Chinese
Me: What are you now?
S: Korean. Korean American.
M: With a name like Smith?
S: It's an American name. My parents wanted me to fit in.
M: But you want to be Chinese?
S: It's where all the opportunities are. We are going to OWN the United States.
M: I don't see any reason why you can't be Chinese. A lot of people are.
S: I'm going to make millions.
M: What if you are a poor Chinese?
S: Ha! No way.
B: HI. I'm Ben.
S: I'm Smith and I'm going to be a Chinese Pahzilionaire.
B: If you have made up your mind to reincarnate, why are you still here?
S: I want to make sure I get everything I want.
B: Nobody can decide that but you.
S: Like if I'm good I get rewarded? I've seen how that works.
B: No. It's more like you go to the TSP and connect with your soul team and work together to develop a plan for your next shared life time.
S: I can't just do what I want?
B: Well, theoretically you could. But then you don't have any control over who will surround you and what roles they have elected to play.
S: If I'm a Chinese billionaire I won't care who surrounds me.
B: You don't start out as a billionaire. You start out as a baby. It's like a game You can choose how it starts but you have only limited control over how it proceeds.
S: Can i choose to be born to rich parents who love me and support my ambitions.?
B: Sure. But they might die. Or you might be kidnapped and sold for a sex slave. Or you might live a charmed life and then be assassinated the day you make your first billion.
S: I'll hire body guards.
B: One of them might kill you.
S: Man that sucks.
B: See, one of the reasons we do 3D lives is that we like the unpredictability.
S: I don't.
B: You're not seeing the big picture. But you will when you get back to the TSP.
S: What's that?
B: It's the Timeless Spaceless Place. That's where creation happens and all the infinite possibilities are happening at once.
S: Oh. So working with a team is better.
B: Yes it is. Although sometimes you might wonder what you were thinking.
S: Like how?
(Ben gives a brief description of his life being rich and famous and bisexual at a time when his fame and the people he worked with demanded that he keep his sexuality in the closet.)
S: What did you do wrong?
B: If you mean what didn't I consider when making our plan, probably the historical era. If we had started 20 or 30 years later the world might have been more okay with my sexuality. But even if I had considered that, there are always wild cards in the deck.
S: Why do we do it?
B: I don't know. Did you like anything about your life?
S: Surfing. I'm a professor of linguistics at UC by-the-sea. And I'm hot. And the girls are crazy about me.
B: Ask me again why we do this.
S: Ha! It's fun, isn't it!