Personal Narrative: The Mafia

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The Mafia. An infamous sect of society that exists solely to undermine the law and to accumulate great wealth through all sorts of shady deals. But are mobster happy? Do they enjoy what they do? Overall, what is life like for a mobster? A mobster gets to create his own work schedule. I 'm fairly certain, unless a deal has to go down real early in the morning, that a mobster can sleep in, enjoy a good breakfast, and not have to worry about the nine to five work schedule that most schmucks in the modern day world have to suffer through. A mobster can rest easy knowing full well that he isn 't subjected to the demands of a harsh employer who pays little for his efforts. A mobster enjoys eating out and making an impression. He is usually…show more content…
If you are like me, you are concerned about how we impact our planet, and what lifestyle choices we are willing to make. For years, I ran a small tearoom in a rural community, which meant anytime groceries were require, I had to make some hard choices such as whether to run into the grocery store in the big city, whether I could find what I needed locally, or whether to drop the item from my menu all together. Like most things in life, I chose to look around locally and find what I needed without having to restrict my menu. At first this was not easy, but each week I found a new source and before long all my shopping was done locally. I found a local farmer who candled his eggs and sold them fresh from his farm gate. Then I found a local farmer who had built a little road side stand and sold vegetables, picked fresh that morning, from his farm gate daily, so this meant any day I could stop around and the fresh seasonal produce was there for my picking. I then found a butcher shop, located down the road in a redone, approved by the health board, barn that butchered beef, pork, and chickens weekly, and able to supply me with fresh animals grown on local farms. As the tearoom grew, the farmers and I arranged a delivery system where I called in advance to place my orders, and then to save me time and fuel, I made a round robin trip to pick up all my shop local products at one time. I built long and lasting relationships with each of these local business people and…show more content…
If you ask anyone in America if money leads to happiness, they will most likely instinctively say no. There are probably a few people that won 't here and there, but most will. People say this because they think it 's the right answer to say. When it comes to their own money, feelings, thoughts and actions, it 's an entirely different situation. People just can 't wait to get that new car or that new big screen TV. We think that when we get a new better paying job, we 'll be happy. Generally, we won 't admit it out loud, but most of us have an emotional connection that more money equates to happiness. This emotional connection is really quite strange, because we know that 's not the case. There have been times when we got the new job or bought the new toy, and we didn 't end up any happier. In fact, often times when our life becomes more complex and our homes are cluttered with all sorts of toys we become less happier because we found that we didn 't instantly become happy once we finally got that new toy or new job. We were the same person that we were before, just with a new toy or more money, and we weren 't any happier. As soon as we can break that connection, we begin to wonder why we have so much stuff. Most of us have a house or apartment full of stuff, most of it that we never use. You might find yourself saying something like, "I know I haven 't opened used that deep fryer since Christmas, but I might use it sometime..." Let 's face it, we have a lot of
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