Oh man, you guys really take stuff seriously! You're going to make me work hard here to get you to dig deep for the humor in you, huh? NO problem. I am about to launch this blog into some witty posts for a while to get us all to stop taking ourselves so seriously.
If you're not drawn to deadpan, dry humor .... if you don't giggle at sarcasm ... if you don't appreciate irony and snarky references - this may not be the blog for you. If you find these things funny (as I do) then you are likely to find ME really funny (as I do) .... see with the sarcasm? ... ultimately I aim to make people laugh. As former "class clown" in high school, this is almost inherent in my DNA. If I can make you laugh, well, my work here will be done.
Let's start with my response to my previous post.
The posing question: should you surround yourself with worse off than you, or surround yourself with better? Mmmm. Thought provoking, indeed.
As with most questions in life, there is no real answer here. But let’s bring it back to me since I am my favorite subject:
When I was in college I dated a guy who, my friends later advised me, was quite the megalomaniac player. Looking back, I guess that was the real reason that I felt so confident when I was with him. It lends a nice dynamic to a relationship when you can fall asleep every night knowing you are better than the other person.
On the flip side, I had to get my first STD test because of him. So there are plusses and there are negatives.
Multiply this scenario by 1000 and we have my friend’s current situation. There are literally hundreds of STD tests waiting to happen, right outside your front door. Would it be nice to walk outside the trailer door every morning, stretch, brush the hypodermic needles off the makeshift porch and pick up your newspaper like a king overlooking his land? It sure would. But science proves it’s only a matter of time before you join everyone else for Friday Night Animal Torching. That’s how all great empires fall – when their king is mistaken for a stray dog by a raging methhead.
So my vote here is – people rise to the level of expectation. Surround yourself with better as you’ll eventually assimilate. Always, always go bigger. And that’s a rule I apply to anything.
(Sense of humor, folks! I have never once had an STD! Please. Just being funny here... I am so clean you could boil pasta off me... eugh?...)