Friday, May 8, 2015

Be Aggressive

A favorite quote that my mom used to tell me growing up was "stop waiting around for someone to hand you something. The world doesn't owe you a damn thing. If you want something in life, you have to go out there and get it". Sound advice, although it took me forever to learn it. She also said to always wear clean underwear because you never know when you're going to have to go to the hospital and never eat yellow snow. Both very good things to remember. Moms are good that way.

Her point was that in life, there are people who think that they're going to be handed whatever they want. Politicians will try to turn this argument into class warfare because when they say something like this, they're mainly talking about poor people or minorities. See Mitt Romney, Rick Sanctorum, or almost anybody who's run for public office in the past decade for examples of that. However, the same could also be said for rich people; some of whom expect the world to be handed to them because they have money. See Mitt Romney for examples of this.

It doesn't matter your rank in life. If you want something, you have to have the drive and the balls to go out there and get it. Nobody successful ever did it by sitting on their asses. They were aggressive. This applies to going after your romantic partners. You have to be aggressive. You have to risk your heart and your ego in order to be with the person you want to be with. Being shy only works in the movies. Even then, if you're shy, you have to put yourself into a position where you will be at least noticed.

I'm not saying that you should go rape, annoy, aggravate, or stalk anyone. That would just be so wrong on so many levels. Nor am I saying that you should hit on everything that walks and use cheesy pick up lines. Those NEVER work. EVER! However, if you see someone that you like, don't just sit there. Go up and say hi. You might get shot down but you might get rewarded, too.

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