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So the Rolling Stones provided some great insight when they shared “You can’t always get what you want”

I’m snickering a bit as I write this, finding it incredibly ironic that I start today’s post on irony with another reference to musical lyrics.  Those of you that know me understand that music is far from my “thing”.  Further, when the idea to blog about irony came to mind, music was not at the forefront of my mind.  The line from The Stones just kind of popped in to my head.  I didn’t think I just relaxed and the answer arrived.  Ironic.

As any self-respecting person would do in today’s world, I Googled the above phrase to make sure I gave credit where credit is due.  Now I didn’t spend a lot of time analyzing the song in depth, but a quick once over shows that they sang about irony a long time before I thought of blogging on it.  There’s another line in the song provides the insight on irony:


But if you try sometimes you just might find you get what you need


And there’s the irony.  Sometimes when we don’t worry about what we want and just spend the time trying we actually are rewarded with what we really need.


With that in mind:

Wouldn’t it be ironic if you found what you were looking for by stopping your search?

As always, thanks for the time.