I have two newfound obsessions…you could say I am late to the game on both accounts.
ACAI BOWLS. WUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUT!!!
I am so excited. Don’t kill my vibe. I can’t get e-fucking-nough. Juice Generation’s PB Acai goes down for the win.
Reddit. I finally get it. Despite it’s garbage interface, it’s hard to avoid the inevitable binge. Link after link of important shit, funny shit, fucked-up shit, and educating shit can easily leave you at the computer for hours on end (just make sure you maintain good posture, and scoop your abs). It’s awesomely dangerous. HB has been an addict for years, so he is to blame. <evil grin>.
This segues beautifully into my next topic of conversation: AMA’s. Reddit curates these “Ask Me Anything” live Q&A’s with celebrities, scientists, doctors and/or other interesting people the public wants to know more about. Joe Rogan did one about a year ago, and I recently read it because I like him, respect him, and find him inspiring.
One of the questions he was asked was if he ever got jealous of his fellow comedians, and wish he wrote some of the material they did.
This was his response:
“I don’t anymore, but I definitely did when I was young. I recognized that as a bit of a mental trap and considered it a weakness so I flushed it out of my psyche. I think a lot of how we move around in this life is based on habit, and not having a well thought out philosophy for dealing with common traps the mind and ego can set for you. I realized a long time ago that instead of being jealous you can be inspired and appreciative. It carries more energy to you, with none of the mental weight that comes from knowing that you’re being a weak bitch. When you’re jealous, especially of someone else’s art or creations you automatically put up these selfish walls that reinforce your stupid ideas. It’s hard to pull those walls down and look at what you’re hiding. Look at your own weakness and realize that the jealousy came from knowing that you’re intimidated by someone else’s work, and that when you compare it to your own, you fall short.
That can be an awesome motivating force that can improve your life if you choose to be inspired and not jealous. One (being jealous) has no benefit whatsoever, the other is an incredible resource for creating momentum and improvement. The choice seems like it would be easy, but for whatever fucked up reason our primitive monkey brains gravitate towards jealousy first. Fortunately with the proper attention and focus we can re-wire those shitty, useless thoughts and use the same events to inspire us to grow and improve.
Don’t hate, appreciate.
I couldn’t agree more, and I know that many of you can relate, and hopefully find this helpful to your growth and progress as a human. If I have learned anything in my life up to this point, it is that there will always be someone with more – whether it be experience, money, opportunity, fucking Instagram followers, etc. Because of this, it is important to stay in your own lane, allow yourself to be inspired by those worthy, and always be open to learning from everyone and everything. The good and the bad. You never know it all. YOU NEVER KNOW IT ALL.
Peace Babies. I LOVE YOU.