GUILT AND “LUCK”

Dear Guilt and Luck,

 

How are you guys? I hope things are good… I just wanted to mention something that has been really bothering me recently. Don’t worry! It’s nothing personal; I get that you’re just human inventions/conceptions that are meant to: 1) keep people moral and ethical, and 2) create some weird sense that there is a cosmic spontaneity to the situations we find ourselves in. However, I think you guys are getting a little too indulgent with the power you exert over people’s perceptions of how much they’re succeeding or failing at life.

 

I know this might be hard to hear, but it’s true and it’s hurting people. Y’all need to go on some hikes or kayaking trips or yoga retreats for self-discovery, because you’ve been clingy and toxic, and I know you’re better than that. I have faith in you guys, and you need to let people have more faith in themselves.

 

When I procrastinate with schoolwork or cleaning – which is often – guilt shouldn’t continue to hang around for so long, and to such a high degree. I’m human, I’m going to die eventually, and being slightly less productive than some abstract ideal won’t matter anyway. Guilt, I think hanging out with a few more sociopaths and psychopaths might give you some healthy perspective.

 

Also, when I’ve gotten a job or a good grade, luck shouldn’t take so much credit. I try to work hard and be grateful for what I achieve and/or receive; believing that luck and chance and happenstance played too big of a role in my successes doesn’t really encourage me to seek out new opportunities. By all means, it’s a good thing to be humble, but not to the extent that we undermine our abilities to achieve great things that could help people. Luck, perhaps sending some reminders to the 1% would be helpful to you, and may translate to philanthropy, thus concretely-benefiting those for whom you haven’t achieved much. I hope this doesn’t make you feel too guilty…It’s just a suggestion.

 

So, those are just a few of my thoughts. I hope you aren’t offended, but I think we should take a break for a while.

 

Have a great day,

A human being

 

7 LIFE LESSONS FROM ADELE

Can we all agree that Adele is doing pretty darn well? K, great.

 

1. There is nothing that a beehive can’t make classy.
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2. You don’t need bells and whistles to be worthy of appreciation.
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3. It is totally okay to show people that you’re human, and therefore gross sometimes.
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4. No matter how much you’ve “made it,” it’s important to stay humble.
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5. You don’t need to change who you are to suit the room you’re in.
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6. Be proud to show people how you really feel.
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7. Be self-aware, but have a great sense of humour (or, sometimes it’s necessary to impersonate yourself).
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