This post is dedicated to those who seem to have a difficult time grasping reality.. whatever that specific reality might be.
Reality can be defined as, “the world or the state of things as they actually exist, as opposed to an idealistic or notional idea of them.”
This is 100% a rant because I don’t know what’s in the water this summer but it seems like a handful of people I’ve come across are just caught up in their own delusion. That’s not to take a shot at anyone in particular, but I’ve come to realize that no matter how much you try to fake the funk, or emulate something entirely contrasting from your actual life, the real you is always the only thing standing at the end of the day. Minus any frills, minus the social media, minus all the excuses.. or promises.. or lies you use to as body armor on a day to day basis. No matter what you take, or indulge in; the only thing left standing when you come down is you.
I think that’s what can be so hard for people, you know? Not being able to come to terms with their reality. Writing these words, it seems like the most simplistic concept; just coming to terms with what is. The older I get the more I realize that no matter what perception people may feed you, or even the thoughts you feed yourself, you have to be able to separate the real from the fake. The tangible from the artificial.
I mean I can even speak from experience, being lost and caught up in the sometimes hectic spiral of components that make up our lives. Getting distracted by the insignificant bullshit that only deter us from our long and short term goal(s). It’s hard to remain focused as you look to venture out in life, especially in a transitional period from dependent to independent.. in more ways than just financial.
I guess what works for me is constantly reminding myself that the end goal is to do what makes my heart happy, while simultaneously reaching my own standard of success. Not by my parents, not my brothers, not my friends expectations.. but my own. Establish your own success so you don’t need anything from anyone. Self sufficiency is sexy as fuck.