Don't Be a Douche
If the past few years have been any guide, this is the only piece I'm going to end up writing for my site this year, and that means I better make it good. There are so many things I could comment on in this: people's addiction to social networking, how politics never changes, the absence of manners in daily life — the list goes on and on. Sometimes I think as a society it only appears we're progressing, but in actuality we're regressing and have turned into a bunch of sell-centered whiney crybabies.
But I think I've finally figured out that I can't change society or other people — I can only be responsible for myself and my own actions. And I have chosen not to be one of these ADD, self-centered "it's all about me" mooks. It's bad enough when the slackers do it, but people my age? Seriously? Could anything be more unattractive?
It's so annoying, I don't even feel like wasting the time writing about it anymore. But I will offer my very short words of wisdom for 2010: don't be a douche. Don't treat other people like crap and act like the universe revolves around you - it doesnt. Be an adult and "man up," no matter what's going on in your own life. Always make sure your actions back up your words, or don't say them. Don't pretend to be someone you're not. (Why is it the apparently most unromantic people in the world always try to pretend they're the most romantic and say they like romantic songs etc? What's the point?) But I digress...I will never understand why people want to go through life being this way. To quote Trent Reznor, "Do you want to change it?" Then suck it up and finally just freakin' do it. (Whatever "it" is.)
It's my firm belief that if you keep making the same mistakes in your life (meaning you're obviously not learning from them), the universe will ensure that you have to repeat the same things until you get it right. Whether that's about money, or work, how you treat people, how you present yourself to the world, whatever. Until you wise up and change your actions and behavior, you'll be stuck on repeat going through the same crap over and over again. And it probably won't be very pretty. (Believe me, I know - in the past I've gone through this is my own life.) But that's why they say Karma's a bitch.
Speaking for myself, I know I'm FAR from perfect, but at least what you see is what you get. (And everyone sees the same Dorrit.) I don't need everyone to like me and I don't really care if they do, because I know overall I treat people the way I would like to be treated and I'm a pretty good person, albeit a work in progress.
That's it. It's a new year, and a new decade — make it count! Happy 2010.