Do You Know Your Shinola?

Real Relationship Advice

This is Shinola. Lesson done.

In the movie The Jerk with Steve Martin, there is a scene in the beginning where his father tries to teach him the ways of the world. He first points to the ground and says , “That’s shit” and then pulls out a little can from his pocket and says, “And this is Shinola”. Once again, “That’s shit” and “This is Shinola”. Once you can tell the difference between the two in your own life, you will be a very happy.

Of course, in the film, Steve Martin goes on to step in the shit. Funny, but we like the metaphor. The bad makes us appreciate the good. The shit makes us appreciate the Shinola. The bad people make us hold on to the good.

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