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Aug 31st, 2010 - Hit The Ground Running
If there is one thing that my parents did teach me about life, it would be to hit the ground running. I am sure it gave them plenty of headaches, heartaches amongst the many other aches. Like throat ache from the screaming, and ear ache when I scream right back. And then there is also door ache when I slam the door in their face and hair ache as they yank my hair to incite submission. Kidding...my parents never laid a hand on me.
But here's what is cool about how I was raised...I was given plenty of opportunities to make my own decisions, foul up on my own, pick a shoulder to cry on and then repeat the same mistake at my own liberty. Every once in a while, they WILL receive heart-attack-inducing phone calls about my so-called foul ups but they survived them all...isn't it amazing?
By the same token, it means I paved my way to my own burn out (which I have to admit happened) because I believed that I can do everything. I sang, I danced, I modeled, I rocked, I partied, I drank, I worked in a bank, I designed stuff, I worked HTML, I composed songs, I made videos, I promoted other people online, and it doesn't stop there. Till this very day, I continue to believe that I can make it to Buddahood. Beat THAT! :)
I, hence, thought that I was pretty indestructible but that is for another story. The story with this article is that it is cooler to hit the ground running instead of telling the whole world about what a sad, sad life one is leading and that one deserves a sympathetic ear.
'Oh boo hoo...my car keeps giving me trouble. It is the stupid manufacturer's fault. My heart aches so much, I am the victim. Poor me,' he would complain. I offer my sympathies. But after a few times of offering my shoulder to cry on, it becomes clear and apparent to me that this person is a martyr of the most pathetic kind.
The world owes noone anything. If that is the case, the world owes me an island, a mansion, a jet plane, a handsome bloke to snog and a limitless credit card.
It doesn't make anyone look any better when they keep treating themselves as victims. Can you imagine what the world will be like if that is the case? Ack, we would have a world of victims, sobbing like a broken old ladies into her handkerchief.
Owning up to what you have been given, your situation and what lot you have in life is part and parcel of 'growing up'. As much as we would like to believe that we are all grown-up, like my father would like to say, he is still learning to handle curve balls like a 17-year-old with creaky knees.
You can make excuses about how things are someone else's fault as much as you want, it is only when you see your own faults that you know how to hit the ground running.
This article is inspired by someone who whines like a puppy, complains like a girl and would like to disillusion you into thinking that he is all man.
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Marsha Maung is a Malaysian-based freelance web copywriter with two kids. She spends her time ferrying her kids around, watering her plants, writing web content, SEO stuff, ghostwriting books and also indulges in the occasional Facebook-ing. Visit her blog for more dirty details on the life and times of a mother, writer, designer, housekeeper, coffee-maker, poop-wiper, chef...and just about everything else under the sun.
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