Living in Los Angeles for a year now, I’ve noticed something. There are two kinds of people. I’ve named them the “Progressive" and the "Inert”. Both play a crucial key in the environment of this city.
Under Darwin’s theory of Evolution lies a very interesting topic, “Natural Selection”. Basically, the superior will carry on and survive and move forward, and the inferior will be left behind to rot and die. In this jungle we call Hollywood, this very theory is put into play.
For some of us in this world, this city is where we thrive and become what we’ve always aspired to be, and for some, this is where our hopes and dreams are strangled and tied down by the very substances that bind us to feel a temporary bliss, an escape from the strife we endure on a day to day basis.
Some people, arrive, and get to work immediately, ruthlessly pushing forward with no regards to what surrounds them. They have one goal, success. Others, arrive with the same idea, but fail to execute their plan into action, because they are caught off guard and drawn into the world of the “Inert”. Money, Drugs, Sex, Fame, Attention, & Egotism are the world of the “Inert”. A false world that ends the second the body is no longer inebriated.. and then it’s back to reality.
As understandable as it is to want to run away from the problems you face daily, why not confront them and find a solution to them? Running away from your problems is only adding a multitude more. It’s not like a wound that heals with time where you hope to be inebriated long enough so that when you come to your senses, it’s no longer there. Most of the problems we face, are permanent issues that will NEVER be resolved if we don’t CONFRONT the issue at hand.
Lord knows I have my issues, I’ve experienced my fair share of negative moments in life, but I’m not here to compare scars. I’m here to tell you, you’re not the only one. Stop living in this world of self-loathing and pity. Get up and do something about it, because you’re all living in this world of pretense.
Back to Darwin…
While you’re all out partying, inebriated out of your minds with no self-control talking about your endeavors and your plans (inferior), there’s someone else a tenfold more focused already doing what YOU have been planning on doing for SO long (superior), because YOU never had the initiative to take the first step because you were too distracted to step up to the plate.
And honestly, I’d say keep doing it, you’re only clearing a path for those who truly deserve it. But I’ve noticed, some of you have been laying dormant for so long and you’re starting to wake up, you’re beginning to realize it’s time to get up and do things for yourself. You’ve begun to realize things don’t just come to you, you need to fight for it. As I write this, I do not intend to offend or target anyone specific, but I hope to inspire a spark in you. KNOW YOUR WORTH. Some of you really do deserve more in life, but will never obtain it because you’re caught up in rubbish.
Wake up, realize what’s in front of you before it’s too late. Stop being the inferior, become the superior. Because right now, it might not click, but you need to survive in this world, at one point you won’t be able to afford that gram of cocaine or that bottle of Jack Daniels that keeps you numb, and what then? What will you do when the world comes crashing on your shoulders?
I’ve got some problems, but let me tell you, nothing will ever hold me back. I’m genuinely happy and sane. I run from nothing and confront everything with no fear. I take risks while aware of the consequences. I’ve got my head on straight, and I’ve realized I’m one of the few. And I’ll pat my own self in the back, I’m not asking for praise.
If you are reading this and you’re living a successful life and are genuinely happy, congrats! If you’re still struggling to find your place in this world, if you’re caught up with addiction, depression, etc. Disconnect yourself from your “friends” and find ones that will help you, you will find your place in this world, you will be easily replaced in that circle of “friends” you thought you had. Don’t believe me? Let an event come around where you need to depend on your friends for something important, see who comes out of the shadows to help you. You’re in for a sad realization.
If there’s one thing i’ve noticed, many of the inert in this world, need to bring other people down with them. Even when someone has decided enough is enough and they need to break free and make some big changes in life, the inert still hang around and instead of letting them move on, they sit there and try to convince them to continue their habit, and it’s obvious, they don’t want to be left alone, they have to drag people down the same downward spiral their life is headed towards because they are too weak or afraid to make a necessary change in their life.
Don’t get caught up in the bullshit, kids. Know your worth and do something in your life. You’re worth so much more.
I don’t have some clever ending to this. I’m just going to keep living my life and loving everyone that comes in it and keeping focusing on what I came here to do. After all, Darwin’s theory is working to my advantage, quite well. I have no complaints. You should do the same for yourself.
Get up, right now. Take a good look in the mirror, if the world were to end right now, would you be proud of the decisions you’ve made? Is this where you want to be when the world ends?
Probably not, so get up, and get to work. Time waits for no one.
My girlfriend just broke up with me. She found my collection of child pornography on my laptop. I tried to explain to her that it wasn't mine. She didn't believe me and asked me if I thought she was born yesterday. "I fucking wish." probably wasn't the best response.
Well all the greatest minds have to have some sort of authority telling them to not do something, it gives the mind a greater motive to either prove them wrong, or show them that you have the power to disobey. I feel like a Philosopher now.
I’ll let that higher authority be something not of this earth :P
Good because I used to hike in AZ all the time and the only hike I've been on since I came here is the one from the griffith observatory to the hollywood sign..wait I lied I've also hiked to eagle rock. But yes I always hear about runyon and I still have yet to go and that needs to change.