It’s better to be a first-rate version of yourself than a second-rate version of someone else. Unless you’re Ahmadinejad. No one likes a mean dude with a temper. But because this here webblog isn’t centered on political controversy, if you dig the dinejad, that’s still A-OK by me!
Many times, I find myself pondering why so many of my most important relationships have failed, or why I try to compare myself to other people,
or why my dry-cleaning from 4 days ago has not yet arrived. Although there are many elements that can be factored into each of the aforementioned questions, it all boils down to one recurring theme: the fear to accept and relentlessly demonstrate the unaltered, unapologetic version of Me.
In the learning processes that are our lives, there arrive moments during which those seemingly-fictitious-extremely-overused-
i-love-my-adjectives-don’t-you sayings like, “be yourself!” hit you in the face faster than Rihanna’s face hit the dashboard of CB’s car. (Shit just got uber-controversial in here). The previously hidden meaning of such a saying can creep up behind you and make you realize that you’ve never really internalized it at all.
It is easy to lose yourself in the search for who you think you ought to be, especially in the world in which we live. You’ve just got to embrace the cool ol’ cat that you are, and take it one step at a time, until you get to your final destination. Concentrating on trying to perfect yourself is not selfish. When you focus on being the best that you can, independent of what you think the world expects from you, you are inadvertently contributing to an even better world.
And who doesn’t want to live in one of those??!?!!
It’s all a part of the process.
PS Remember that Smiths cover I promised you here? Coming real soon. Real REAL soon.