Is Everyone Paying Dues?…

I’m still listening to “Dream On”, and the question hit me: Do I have dues in life to pay? Dues because of the way I treat people, the lies I have told, my beliefs, my station in life (socioeconomically speaking), my race, etc.? Sometimes I feel like I’m nice to a person just because I feel that I should be nice to someone today. Is that a “due” because of my beliefs and feelings about people? Maybe not; I’m not sure that it’s big enough to be a due. It doesn’t take too much effort ot be nice to one person a day, does it?

…Half my life’s in books’ written pages
Live and learn from fools and from sages
You know it’s true
All the things come back to you

I often feel as though “Half my life’s in books’ written pages”, hell, maybe more than half. How many times have I “Live[d] and learn[ed] from fools and from sages”? Learn something only to find out maybe years later it isn’t true, and I can still remember the “fool” or “sage” I learned it from. Do “All the things come back to you”? I wish to hell I knew.