It's been a while. What better way to get back to it than with a New Years post. For those of you that frequent my website/blog waiting on my next post, the support is definitely very much appreciated. As you may already know from my blogs post from early 2013 I'm not really into New Years resolutions (at least not at the turn of the new year). However, what I will talk about here is some of the lessons that 2013 did teach me. Some of them I already knew but 2013 gave me a refresher so to speak. This is in no specific order, I'm just writing as it comes me. So here I go...
- Trust no one should be general guideline to how you live your life. If and when you do decide to trust someone, you should be way more weary of them than the people who you clearly do not trust. The ones you don't trust are easy to keep track of because you already expect them to disappoint you. If the ones you trust see that you're lax with them, they're more likely to use your trust to their advantage and take advantage. So lesson here, practice keeping an eye on the people you do trust.
- Women are all sensitive. No matter how tough and asshole'ish a girl comes off as she's still a woman and as such subject to various hormonal urges. The asshole stuff is just a front so don't believe the hype.
- Trust yourself at all times. In good and in bad. Trust your judgement. No one can have your back like you have your back. No one will go all out for you like you will for yourself. Unless you frequently lie to yourself this pretty much applies to everyone I think. I should also note that it does takes a lot to look in the mirror and really see yourself for who you are. Once you get that down you're good.
- Travel more. Travel as much as you can afford. There's a lot to the world than your immediate surrounding. So many people, places, cultures, and things to see. If you're scared of flying drive. It really opens your eyes to different ideals and values, as well as being more appreciative of things you take for granted.
- It takes more than 21 days to make or break a habit. No explanation needed for this one but whoever came up with that stat/fact clearly lied.
- It's ok to get caught up in the moment. Just make sure you know that you're getting caught up and it's for just that...a moment.
- Loyalty is far from free. Matter of fact it's quite expensive. Lesson here is pay your shooters, feed your circle, and spoil your women (I wish I remembered where I got that from so I could give them credit).
- It’s not an accomplishment to not have kids. Children are a blessing. If you have one or more cool. If you don’t it’s cool too but not something that should be announced or celebrated as an accomplishment. In my mind people that celebrate themselves not having kids are inadvertently telling on themselves. They're saying I've been a slut/whore and it feels great that I didn't get pregnant.
- Being good looking, having good credit, a job, your own place, being educated, your own money, and things of that nature doesn’t qualify you to be relationship material. I mean it’s an added bonus but far from what tips the scale in your favor when it comes to having a significant other. Now being cool as sh** and fun to be around, that’s something to brag about.
- Staying angry is a waste of energy. Now holding grudges, that’s a whole different ball game
- Winning takes care of almost all problems. Don’t believe me start winning and see what happens.
- Writing tells you a lot about yourself. You share things about yourself with yourself that you would never have done otherwise. It’s a metaphorical way of looking at yourself in the mirror.
- Not everything is meant to be criticized. Not every comment is to be met with a response.
- Learn how to take a L. When you’re in some sort of disagreement with your significant other, lose on purpose and see how they react. Trust me, it’ll tell you a lot about their character.
- Champagne and campaign in regular intervals.
- Don’t kid yourself, everyone is nosey. It’s just that some are more nosey than others.
- If you don’t think your friends are standup comedians and philosophers, at the same damn time, then I think you’ve reached the point to start looking for some new friends.
I could go on and on with all these different lessons I learned in 2013 but then I’d be rambling. Also, it’s the dawn of a new year today and I don’t want to bore you with an extra long post. Especially while you’re still recovering from the new years celebration that took place last night.
Hope you enjoyed reading and are already on the road to making this year better than the last.