Thursday, May 23, 2013

MLK Would Have Liked FHP (Quickie)

Not much going on in the early days of summer.
Per usual I'm afraid.
Whatever, only a month left until Australia.
Fosters & kangaroos, all day erry day.

Today's post will be short.
In high school my favorite teacher/wrestling coach/badass had a quote on his wall that always stuck with me.
You most likely already know my belief that most platitudes are bullshit.
Quotes are just words, nothing more, unless they can apply to one's psyche directly.
Leave it to Martin Luther King to hand down one that sums up my entire blog in a single statement:

“If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.”

None of us were born with the same gifts.
And as dickish as it will sound, some simply are born with more potential than others.
What isn't important is how far a person can go.
What matters is what a person achieves with the hand they have been dealt.
Plenty of "geniuses" accomplished jackshit, despite having tools 99.999% of the rest of us would die for.

I've always searched for happiness in my life.
You probably have, too.
But those who seem to truly have eternal bliss are the ones who stopped searching.
They found out what they were good at, regardless of society's critical eyes, and did a damn good job whether or not anyone noticed.

Just a little food for thought on a non-descript Thursday.
As hard as it may be, don't judge yourself based on what you do.
Judge yourself on how well you do what you do.
And hey even if you are a janitor one day you may randomly solve an impossible equation.

Even MATT DAMON fucking did it!


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