Have you ever written a letter to Santa? When you were young and you truly believed.
Perhaps, if you are like me or my friend Mark, there was always a twinge of doubt; tiny but apparent.
That feeling – that belief – that place your mind took you when you didn’t know enough not to believe – that is your beliefus-maximus.
If you actually wrote a letter to Santa, that physical action shows your ability to believe is greater than others.
If you said “Screw that.” like Mark or I probably did, your beliefus-maximus is lower than the rest.
Maybe, no matter what you believe in, you are destined to only be able to believe it up to a certain point.
I think that is why there were armed guards blocking the door when Jim Jones asked his followers to drink the poisonous kool-aid. He knew some of them would run for the door.
I wish you could buy a beliefus-maximus upgrade at Fry’s Electronics.
I looked, but the guy said they “didn’t have one.”
Of course, I said “No, I mean do you have any other ones” – I say as I’m holding one in front of his face.
I swear those guys at Fry’s Electronics have no freaking idea how to help a person find something. If they say they don’t have it – look – it’s probably there.