By Steven Wright
In order to function and live well where I am, I occasionally feel a bit depressed and enviously recall the name of O.J. Simpson (as a once wonderful and presumably outstanding black man, and now a guy “who got away with it”). However, I immediately get over it and make myself feel better. I start this piece by saying that reality in a profound and personal way. Who among us does not occasionally face pessimistic jags and obstacles in the road that they must overcome from scratch? Naturally, it is a component of existence and life. But even those who appear to have nothing going for them in a favorable way and everything working against them must turn those terrible pessimistic lemons into good optimistic lemonade (yet).
The naked bones and the ground up are what I mean when I say that we must first be honest with ourselves. Despite how difficult it may be, we must acknowledge our flaws, pessimism, and harmful tendencies. In order to properly solve them and develop inner strength and positive self-esteem within ourselves, they must be acknowledged. It seems sense that in order to be totally present to ourselves, we must also be fully realistic about both our strengths and weaknesses. Without those acknowledgments, we are actually looking in the dark for our light.
What do you continuously see when you turn on the light in your room? Keep a straight face, stare closely, and give yourself a nice or fantastic look. Genuine, unwavering, and realistic inner strength and optimism begin when you experience and resist fear, madness, or weirdness. It also doesn't count to “fake it until you make it.”
Sometimes, if you know what I mean, being a completely healthy, genuinely regular person with a heart makes one a superhero.
Everyone enjoys the sensation of winning, but a lot of people dislike the sensation of having to pay for it in full in that way. It is a process, a wonderful one that develops character and occasionally even hurts. However, for those who genuinely follow through, it is truly worthwhile in all important ways.
Ah, the benefits and drawbacks of genuine optimism. False optimism involves closing your eyes, moving forward in fear, and hoping that nothing goes wrong. If you succeed, you take the credit; if something goes wrong, you abandon ship and assign blame, as Sean McVay, the football coach of the Los Angeles Rams, does on our local news programs in Los Angeles, California, when they lose important games and when they win those same important games.
However difficult it may seem at times, if you own it all—failure and success—you will actually advance in life and experience genuine progress. Realistically, that is all you need to do if you're committed to genuine development without acting afraid or flinching. Everything else misses the point and sidesteps the problem. Death is supposedly the price of sin or failing to reach the mark. That's all there is to it—the cost of living a true life and an existence without avoidance. In reality, everything is a decision.