As much as I did not enjoy the work in my old job, the money made it tolerable. It’s scary to think of what we are willing to compromise for money. What happens to a dream deferred? I think Mr. Hughes had it right when he said that maybe it just sags, like a heavy load.
I don’t remember having any dreams of the future when I was younger (and maybe this is the saddest part of all) but I’m sure it never involved working behind a computer for the rest of my life.
I’m glad I have a clear vision of what I want to contribute to the world. I want to say that it’s a shame that it took me so long to come to this but I’m also one hundred percent grateful and recognize that there is little reward in beating myself up and thinking about what ifs or shoulda woulda couldas.
I wish tumblr was more of a writing community.
Is writing just too much work for people? I keep up with my blogging as a way to flex whatever localized area of the brain that is responsible for transposing thought to written word. I’m sure there is a whole bunch of shit going on in the brain when we’re forced to write and you can probably find a neuroscientist out there to confirm that.
I love it when I stumble across blogs of acquaintances because other than satisfying my voyeurism, I think it’s really interesting to experience somebody you know in a different way. Blogs are a bridge between Facebook and journals/diaries. You know the person writing is writing with the intention that it’s going to be read by SOMEBODY on the internet, but there’s still a personal element to it.
Maybe people are writing shy, like how some people are camera shy? Maybe they’re not comfortable with their voice when they write? Maybe it’s easier to curate how you want your life to look one neat status at a time. Blogging is a little more work.
I’m wary of hero worship or any type of idolatry for that matter, but Joe Rogan is as close to an idol or hero to me as anybody could possibly be.
I am always violently offended when people don’t know who Joe Rogan is until I get over the fact that not everybody has seen Newsradio or Fear Factor or know of him from his commentary in the UFC or knows him from his standup.
It’s okay though because I’ve never tried a Big Mac in my life so it’s understandable that SOME people can be late to the game in life but still appreciate it when they arrive.
I’m in agreement with his outrage over marijuana being classified as a Schedule I substance. Why the fuck is something as harmless as marijuana classified as a Schedule substance?
I love his open minded attitude towards hallucinogens and spirituality.
BUT why I really love Joe Rogan is his passion. He is passionate about combat sports, the art of comedy and pool. People comment on what a workhorse he is for pumping out the amount of podcasts he does in addition to his other work and he always says it never feels like work to him. He also happens to be great in everything he loves to do. He’s a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, a GREAT mma commentator, a relatively prolific comedian, and a highly skilled pool enthusiast. PLUS he is a great podcaster.
I can go on and on about Joe Rogan so let me stop now before the mancrush thing gets too out of hand.