Tuesday, November 22, 2011
I’ve pretty much rejected typical California stereotypes until I took a step back and figuratively had a birds eye view of my surroundings. I mean, media obviously over exaggerates how people in Cali act, but when you really think about it, as opposed to other cultures and countries, Cali people are MEAN. I meet people who move from other states to California all the time and tell me how rude and pretentious people are over here and I guess I must have just been immune to it from living here all my life… God forbid I’m one of those rude people that they’re talking about. Our state is just one huge “click” with a bunch of little “sub-clicks” living amongst it. Don’t get me wrong, I love living in Los Angeles and I love how much it has taught me, but I had to go through near death experiences and psychological trauma to gain it. I’ve always told myself that taking the easy route is nowhere near as satisfying as persevering through the “road less travelled,” but at what cost? Still… Even though I’ve been surrounded by unmotivated, unintelligent, pessimistic liars and cheaters all my life, through them I was able to learn that honesty, love and hard work is so significant to be happy, and happiness is all I want, it’s all anyone wants really. Of course not all of us are so lucky, some settle being at the bottom and I don’t wish that on my worst enemy… And I don’t mean being at the bottom, I mean settling. I can’t exaggerate enough how important it is to NEVER settle. If you think you’re worth more, brush that off and tell yourself that damn right you’re worth more, worth better. Popularity, clicks… Media has it right, that shit doesn’t last. So stop worrying about the simple shit and better yourself the right way. Keep your loved ones close, be honest, be kind and do work. Ideally, I don’t want to spend the rest of my existence in California, but I won’t deny that it taught me life... And that’ll stick with me no matter where I go in the future.