“Everyone is a special snowflake” – Some Hippie somewhere.
TL;DR – Second installment to my Disdain For Plebs rants. Rant about your mind-set towards life and overcoming the struggles to better yourself as a person. 1 – The world doesn’t care about you or what you do, you are free. 2 – Use the struggles of your past/present to build a stronger and smarter you, each obstacle is an opportunity. Pretty generic advice tbh but I am very passionate about this message.
I don’t care if you’re black, brown, yellow, purple, gay, trans, identify as an attack helicopter, short, ugly, “have bad genetics’. YOU ARE NOT SPECIAL and I can guarantee that 99.9% of the world does not give a flying fuck about you (and the 70 million remaining people probably don’t either) – And guess what, that’s GOOD.
The truth is you are not special, and you will not get special treatment from the world. – Good.
Let that sink in…
Once you can understand that you are not a special snowflake and the world doesn’t care about you or what you do… You are now FREE. Free from your perceived limitations, free from the judgement of someone who truly does not care about you and guess what. You shouldn’t care about them.
Now you are free to do what you want with your life. – Good.
If you think you are not free here’s a reality check. You are reading this on the internet. You can learn anything you want and go anywhere you want on the net. You are free. Stop your slave mind-set from taking over.
It’s a simple change in mind set… You are free, the world doesn’t care about you, go and do what you want to do! (Well except genocide, the world does care about that).
As I’ve said before don’t let your dreams become meme’s – I had to make this light-hearted somehow! No one cares about your dreams except you.
When it comes to your life you are responsible. You are in control of whether or not your dreams become reality.
Are you still reading? – Good.
Here come the excuses…
“But Matt, like you I didn’t have a father.” – Good.
“I’m too poor to go and do that” – Good.
“My parents died when I was young and I went into an abusive foster home” – Good.
“I was bullied at school and am self-conscious about” – Good.
“I can’t get into that group, I don’t come from a privileged background!” – Good.
I understand. I know. Hurts doesn’t it?
Well, what are you gonna do about it?!
Sit there and cry like a bitch? “O If only I had what he/she had”… C’mon son.
I’ll ask you one question: Are you still breathing? – If so, Good.
You can still put one foot in front of the other.
Maybe you’ve made it past your trials. Maybe you are in the depths of them right now. – Good.
We all face hardships in life, that’s life but no matter what someone out there has gone through worse and their still standing use their redemption stories as inspiration.
Take Oprah for example – She was born to a teenage mother in the ghetto, left alone all day as a child and molested from a young age, fell pregnant at 14 while living on her own and lost the baby in infancy. Most would’ve given up on a case like that. Look at her now.
Embrace the suffering.
You are going to use this pain, use this adversary, to push yourself and build your character.
Everyone loves the story of the hero who against all odds is victorious. You are the hero in your own life story. BE THAT HERO. Every day, every step forward keeps you on this journey.
When something bad is happening something good will come from it, it’s all character building.
Unexpected problems arise? GOOD, now you have the opportunity to figure out solutions.
Tragedy happened in your life? GOOD, now you can overcome the pain yourself and you now, more importantly, can empathise with others and help them through similar situations.
Jocko Willink states “If you can say ‘GOOD’ that means you’re still alive, that your still breathing, that you still have some fight left in you…”
Dr. Wayne Dyer proclaims “With everything that has happened to you, you can either feel sorry for yourself, or treat what has happened as a gift. Everything is either an opportunity to grow, or an obstacle to keep you from growing. YOU GET TO CHOOSE.” Again I recommend reading Ryan Holiday’s book – ‘The Obstacle is the Way’.
In the end how you view things comes down to your mind-set.
Oftentimes a setback can be reworked into a comeback. Learn to ‘roll with the rolls’ so to say – I don’t want to bring out the Rocky quotes just yet.
Remember you are on your Hero’s journey and guess what???
Your mind is in control. There is more in you.