Friday, October 22, 2010

Friends


Hey out there! So I had a random thought, like I very often do, and it was so powerful that I felt compelled to blog about it.

I've always felt very blessed. I have a wonderful family, blood and otherwise, I have my health, I have a good job in a rough economy, and I'm devilishly good looking :-)

But I'm blessed in another way, which I feel is rare in some people's cases. I have a SHIT LOAD of GOOD........... no GREAT friends. Either one without the other is very common, but I feel both is quite rare.

And that allows me to be myself, which is HUGE. Let me explain: Often times, I see a friend, or family member, or anyone for that matter in a social situation; and they're acting totally weird. Basically they're not being themselves. Ya know, they're talking in their "rich yuppie" tone of voice, or talking about some baseball game when I know damn well they hate baseball as much as everyone else does.

Then it hits me......... they HAVE to act that way so that particular "group" of people will accept them. And then I feel sad for them. They must REALLY need that group of people in their life, otherwise they wouldn't act like that. They would just be themselves.

I personally like to live by my good friend Chris Cornell's mantra: "To be yourself is all that you can do". Hell, why would anyone not do that??

Luckily for me, I have TONS of great friends, so........ to put it bluntly, I don't need any new friends. Now don't get me wrong, I'm ALWAYS looking for new friends that I can laugh and have fun with. People that can inspire me, and who knows, maybe I'll inspire them?? But if someone doesn't like me, for EXACTLY who I am, then well as my good friend Robert Dinero said... "fuck em".

So........... in closing, you're never gonna see me pretending to like politics, hunting, or baseball, or laughing in the textbook "yuppie douchebag" voice; unless of course I'm making fun of someone.

And to all my many great friends out there: I Love You Bitches......

JWC

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