The Greatest Myth of All

Mythby Bernie Otis, Featured Contributor

A man walks into a bar and sees a very attractive woman sitting by herself. He has a drink and leaves, but returns the next day and the woman is once again sitting alone. This goes on for a number of days and he finally decides to go over and talk to her. They have nice conversation and then he asks her if she would like to go back to his apartment with him. She declines his offer and says “I suppose that it sounds crazy in this day and age, but I am trying to keep myself pure until I find the man I really love.” The man is surprised and he says to her “I am sure that must be very difficult” She responds by saying “For me it is really not to hard, but it really has my husband very upset.

Something strange and wonderfully exciting has recently happened to me and I want to share it with all of you, my friends.

I woke up around 1:A.M. recently and could not get back to sleep, so I went to my computer, turned it on and was staring at a blank page. What was I doing there I thought. My mind was a complete blank and then, don’t ask me why I typed in the word Myth.

I started to think about my Book and all of those who had been advising me and guiding my efforts to write it and BOOM  it occurred to me that everyone was giving me credit for writing it, when in fact I could not have possible done it on my own.

30 minutes later – unbelievable as it sounds the following words appeared on the screen:

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The Greatest Myth of All

(I did it on my own)

Of all the well known Myths that we hear spoken of so often

Is the one which is least true of all “I did it on my own”

There exists no one on the face of earth not a creature or a person

Who can with a straight face say “I got there all alone”.

Did not your Parents advise and even help to guide you get there?

Was not your family there to pick you up when you fell down?

And when you were lost and quite unsure

Were friends not there to be certain that you did not drown

What about the teachers along with your faith provide the knowledge and support

That made your success most likely to be more achievable

And did not the accountant, professionals and the attorney

Who were standing ready in the background make your story so believable?

As you took the mystery trip and went on this important journey

So please don’t try to fool the world about the things you have done

It may have been your idea; you most likely were the source

It is okay to boast and cheer yourself for having a successful run

But just between the two of us don’t forget all the others who helped you complete the course.[/message]

Like out of nowhere I had suddenly become a Poet and have now written over 35 Poems some of which will appear in my new book Book. I keep laughing about this new thing in my life.

We all have it within us to do new things, change our routine, bring out our inner skills and knowledge and share it with the world. But we must also not kid ourselves into believing that we have done it on our own.

Bernard (“Bernie”) Otis is the author of the new bestseller, “How To Prepare For Old Age— Without Taking the Fun Out of Life”.


Bernie Otis
Bernie Otis
BERNIE Otis is a well-known Writer, Author, Speaker, as well as a highly respected Food, Beverage and Laundry Consultant, Marketing/Sales Consultant. During his lifetime he has been involved in the Design and supplying of All major Hotels in Las Vegas, Disneyland and major hotels, hospitals and universities nationally and restaurants (he has been involved in the Design of almost all restaurants in Southern California. Bernie’s 2 Books; “How to Prepare for Old Age – Without Taking the Fun out of Life” and “Revenue Generation Through the Sale of Kumquats – And Other Things” are Best Sellers on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Bernie also is an advisor to families needing information on Senior Living Facilities and other issues related to Aging. He can be reached by clicking on the eMail Icon below or directly at (818) 519-8347.

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