Nike says, “Just Do It” but most people are of the mindset of “Just Talk About It”. We live in a world of big dreams and small actions, and I for one am tired of it. Take for instance, Post-inspirational-quotes-on-facebook, girl. She sucks. These ladies (and in all fairness, some guys) spend their free time researching online motivational quotes and then present them to their audience (friends) as something people should take away. Really? You mean I’m supposed to get energized because your lazy ass came across a quote while you were sucking the Dorito’s cheese off your fingers? Well shit. Excuse me while I go skydiving Gandhi.
I think they do this for several reasons. For one, it resonates with them in a personal level in what they believe they are (they’e not). It also is an ego feeder, “Hey everybody! Look at how deep, smart, complicated, and motivated I am!” Then other gals working on their own ass-blisters can post, “Wow chicka! That was deep, smart, complicated, and motiving!” Then they text each other offline about Glee.
In this great post, Corbett Barr talks about how people are cheapening, what were once, great words. Anyone can just grab these and pass ’em along. What I want to hear is your words on how you overcame, built, something.
I have lots of quotes up. And I read them all the time. Not so I can show others how to think, but for me! One of the most famous quotes that a lot of people use is:
Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
I love that one too. People always post it, as to say, “Hey, dumbass over there. If it doesn’t work, stop doing it and try something else!” Why do I have it up? So I can tell myself, “Hey, dumbass in the mirror. If it doesn’t work, stop doing it and try something else!”
Sorry to be so blunt (no I’m not) but if you are just another one of the many people going through the expected motions of life, that’s fine. Truly it is. It’s your life and I’m happy if you’re happy. But please, don’t expect me or anyone else to be moved or touched because you have internet access and came across something catchy.
If you do post a quote, please, reference it to how it pertains to something in your life. Why do these words strike a chord with you? What pass experience, good or bad, relates to it?
From now on, every time I see or hear someone doing this, I will always referance one of my favorite quotes from one of the greatest minds in history: