for all my friends who don’t understand the way I am… just read those obituaries below. They’ll give you some insight into my psyche. it’s not about being safe or making a lot of money or getting powerful to show off and boss others around… it’s about living your life the way you want to and enjoying it. “Mr. Fairfax was among the last avatars of a centuries-old figure: the lone-wolf explorer, whose exploits are conceived to satisfy few but himself. His was a solitary, contemplative art that has been all but lost amid the contrived derring-do…” NYT… “People don’t seem to understand there are those who like to go to university, have a career and die in their beds,” he said. “And there are others who see a different path and take a risk.” John Fox
I don’t care if my car has dents in it or if it’s multi-colored or an ugly color… I only care what it performs like. People argue that if someone doesn’t take the time to polish details they don’t pay attention to the real issues. Although this may be true in some cases, we reach a point where we polish the details so much that we lose the actual idea. I’m going to drop a really great, new engine in an old beat up car and race people.
Far too many people are worried about appearances and looking good in the eyes of others. Be comfortable w/ yourself in your own eyes. It’s time we start worrying less about looking good and spending more time actually being good.
Up and at ‘em! Today’s going to be a fantastic day b/c I refuse to let it be anything less. Don’t be a product of your circumstances, but rather make your circumstances a product of you.
… is really just commercialization. I hesitate to “celebrate” this day. I understand that it’s celebrating love but the over-commercialization turns me off. It’s saddens me that a lot of people want flowers at work. People just want to show others that their “loved” and it’s not about the act or expression of love between two people anymore it’s about showing everyone else how worthy you are of attention. You’re such a great person that someone sends you flowers at work? It’s so weak, pathetic, and full of insecurity. People get jealous that others get attention or b/c someone loves them so much they made a phone call and a credit card payment of $9.99. You can’t put a price on love and you certainly cannot display it in any sort of way to scale the equivalency of emotion. Thoughts…? am I wrong? a cynic? I’m open to hearing - maybe I’m just this way b/c I don’t know what love is.