“I not only use all the brains I have, but all I can borrow. ” ~ Woodrow Wilson
It isn’t the mountain ahead that wears you out; it’s the grain of sand in your shoe. – Robert W. Service
“The fundamental cause of trouble in the world is that the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.”- Bertrand Russell
Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live this day as if it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed~Dyer
These quotes were taken from different feeds but all tend to have the same message, you need get up and go forth in order to succeed, usually to whatever the feed spouting the quote is selling, and most of these feeds are… you guessed it spam bots and online marketers.
These quotes point a school of self-help thought that says your lack of success is purely your fault and no, it couldn’t possibly be the economy or anything else beyond your control. Only by continuing to trudge forth(and buy our line of BS self help) can you reach the pinnacle of success.
Unfortunately, welcome to 2011, when the economy is still shitty, unemployment is still high, and there are massive protests around the US protesting the status quo. And those protestors, most of them aren’t slacker tree-hugging hippies(as the corporate powers that be want you to think), they are regular people who went to college, swallowed this line of inspirational BS and got fucked over, and one day woke up and realized their lack of success isn’t their fault.
Now in my case, my lack of success of in finding normal employment was my fault(I’ve got aspergers) but I didn’t know it at the time. Before I was diagnosed I tried endless to fit into accounting and various other lines of work and none of them worked. I ate this inspirational bs and tried to better myself to fit in the “corporate drone” mold and success didn’t happen. Then I was diagnosed with aspergers and I realized I just wasn’t cut out for that life and struck out and tried my own path, ignoring the inspirational BS, and I’m much happier for it.
So to all those feeds which spew quotes to get you to be a drone, I have one of my own: “Go fuck yourself.”
One quote is all it takes for me to unfollow….