Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Are You Somebody?

Does it seem like there is a wide gap between those who are just regular folks and those who have no idea how most people really live?

I am disappointed. Disappointed in people, just people in general. I think that I have discovered, after 44 years on this earth, that most people will overlook the "little people" when they have an elevated status of some sort.

I think that the biggest challenge with many people is controlling their ego, usually attached to money or as I mentioned, status.

Ego is this evil that controls men and over rides their rational thoughts.

You are really nothing in the big scheme of things, no matter what you do. No matter your job or your influence. No matter if your parking spot is labeled and close to the front door or not.

And so the majority go on, and the big guys with their big money keep ruling most of us. The trickle down stopped long ago.  But the folks who think that they have it made really do not.

Because they all have issues of some sort, believe me. Someone in their family has problems, drugs , alcohol, sickness. Eventually it will happen if it hasn't already.

I laugh when people say things like, that guy is just a janitor or a garbageman or even just a plumber.

Really? Those guys are some of my best friends. Always have been, because I am one of them.They are real. And they don't have a college degree or a Master's degree, but who cares.

I remember when I used to pump gas and how some people treated me. Like I was a nobody, like I didn't exist. Or working a concession stand and folks just being jerks because I was serving them nachos. Or working the door at my buddy's bar. Or digging ditches or clearing land. Or working at a golf course. You go into a grocery store after working all day and your clothes and face are dirty and the clerk acts like you are some heathen.

You feel angry when it happens and you want to lash out.

You are looking down on me? You can't squat your bodyweight and you are soft and you can't fight and let's just see.....

Everybody is somebody.

All About Being a Lifer

What's a Lifer? Someone who isn't in to something for just a day, a month, a year...it's for life. Whether its training or your family or your job...it doesn't matter. You work at it, you build on it, you see the big picture . You don't miss workouts because it means something to you. You are like a Shakespearean actor- no matter what is going on in your life, you block it out when it's time to train. You walk into the weight room and all else disappears. Worry about it later.