Thursday, August 30, 2012

Accepting Reality

There comes a time in everyone's life when they have to stop everything that they're doing, look at themselves, and accept that this is the reality that they have.  Some people know this as a mid-life crisis.

When you're done reading this sentence, stop, look at your life, look at all the little details, and accept the reality of it.  No, seriously, do that and then come back to reading this.  Are you fat, are you skinny?  Are you employed?  Is there a special someone in your life?  Now, take these facts, all of them, and accept them as reality.  Hiding from reality does no good.

Now, you have a choice.  Will you take these realities and make something of them, or will you go back into denial?

Are you fat?  Are you OK with it or do you feel bad about it?  If you're OK with it, then I'm happy for you, far too few people are happy with how they look.  If you feel bad about it, accept that you feel bad about it and do something about it.  But, doing this means you have to accept another reality.  You will never be supermodel skinny, never.  You were made that way by God or jeans or whatever, you are what you are.  You can be fit, you can be intimidating, but you will never be skin and bones.  Accept it and move on.

Are you employed?  Do you like your job?  No?  Chances are, you're stuck there.  You can quit and try to find a new job, but odds are you won't find one any better then your current one.  Accept the reality that your in and go with it.  If you can find a better job, go for it.  But if you can't, accept that you can't and make the best of it (or you'll be forced to try and find a better job).

Now, here's the point of this rant.  If you're a musician, if you make a TV show, if you make a movie, your stuff will be pirated.  It is a reality of our era.  It's a reality of all eras, we just seem to have forgotten it.  You can bitch and moan, you can threaten to stop making things until it's stopped, you can bitch to the President of the United States, you can even try to pass laws that remove the rights of others, but you will never stop this reality.  It is what it is, it's a fact, accept it and move along.

And that's all I really have to say.  Accept reality for what it is.  If you can change it, change it for the better.  If you can't, accept that reality and move along.

1 comment:

  1. Thousands of years ago the buddah came to a similar conclusion while meditating under a Bodi tree. He didn't call it a mid-life crisis, he called it "enlightenment". :)