Word, you’re pretty cool.
No, I mean I rule!
Yea, that’s what you said. Oh, you mean like a king or something?
What?! You know I’m not.. never mind, go on.
Thank you, kindly.
I operate, or at least I try my damnedest to operate in this world according to a rule set. Sure, I live under the idea that rules are often meant to be broken, but it certainly doesn’t apply to my rules.
Ok, I see.. so what are your rules?
My first rule is so damn important, I had it etched into my skin, “BGOOD”. The Desiderata says,
“As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons.”
, and that’s a key component of my being. Everyone struggles in this life, everyone has fears. It’s not my place to introduce any more stress or grief into anyone’s life. In fact, I find that my purpose is the opposite. While I exist, I should strive to make gooder the lives of those I meet. If I can help someone, I should. If I can teach someone, I should. If I can make someone smile, I should.
I come from a place where negativity oozes out of everyone like a plague. Bad things happen daily, and people forget to be good. People start to defend themselves without knowing if there is even a threat. Everyone becomes an enemy. That has been one of my biggest hurdles to overcome since leaving that place. I’ve had to constantly remind myself that people are good. I eventually start to believe myself, but unfortunately I’ve been proven wrong a few times, which restarts the process. I become defensive and aggressive, and have to once again remind myself that one rotten apple does not spoil the bunch.
Seeing “BGOOD” on my skin reminds me of that, and it also serves a second purpose. It reminds me that I am not “A Good”, meaning that if I were grading myself, I am not the best I can be. I can always do better, I can always be better.
So are you telling me I CGOOD? I know I sure FGOOD!! LOL
Oh, you. Anyway, Rule #2:
As the great Mark Twain said,
“Truth is the most valuable thing we have, so I try to conserve it.”
..and that’s my second rule, honesty. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying I don’t lie. We all lie, usually about silly stuff that we really don’t even need to lie about. What I’m saying is that I try not to lie about anything important, anything serious. That, and if you know me, you know I’m brutally honest when it comes to my opinions and perceptions. If you don’t look good in an outfit, I won’t sugarcoat it. If you’re doing something I consider evil, or wrong, you can bet I’ll be the one to point it out.
Honesty is so important to me, that I even try to appoint what I refer to as “The One”. That means that, at all times, I like to have one person in my life with whom I can be completely honest about everything and anything. One person who knows me so well, that I can completely expose every single thought that flows through this magical noggin of mine. It’s a very important position as far as I’m concerned, and it’s of the greatest honor when someone appoints me to that position.
Also, and let’s try to keep this between you and me, I have a fail-safe. If you ever wonder if I’m lying, all you have to do is ask me three little words.. “Are you serious?” and I will never lie to that question, ever. Let’s not abuse that though, ok? :}
Sooo.. your rules are “be good” and “be honest”? Anything else?
Sure, I have plenty of rules. Alas, I’ve got shit to do, so some other time.
Are you serious??
No, I don’t actually have “shit” to do, but I do have some work I need to attend to. :}
Peace and I’m out!
“But I would be lying, if I didn’t tell you the truth.”
– Counting Crows, Le Ballet D’or