What does this mean? You are different from the rest. You are an artist. You don't mind starving. You don't need regular hours, You'll never take a 9 to 5 job. You send your clothes in a cab for your mom to wash. You'll never get married…
But you sure can make great music.
….you are unique and creative. You love your rock star image… You finally married someone just to look good.
But, please, just remember...that girl you married...who does your laundry, while you're sitting around composing music…. who works the 9 to 5 job, who gave up her promising acting career for you, who cooks the dinner while you polish your keyboard keys...
She is someone's daughter. And that someone loves her way more than you ever could. The least you could do is TRY to raise to the occasion!
...and stop giving her your clothes to wash at that someone's house.
( But, I really love your music!)
Kathryn, you've lost me on spot, stating " you are different from the rest..." Why married an elitist? ( in his mind) . No one is ever so talented to elevate himself above basic mutual harmonious life within the most solemn union in the universe. Only where the balanced priorities and practical " love " expressed in giving the best to the spouse - rule, a successful carrier have chance to be successful indeed.
Feel free to vent about your resident prima donna.
Oh, I'm a dancer, Oh I'm an A student, Oh, I'm a football player, Oh I 'm a computer geek. Oh, I …
But you can sure dance, and kick that ball, and get high grades, and maneuver around the internet and whatever else you do on that fancy contraption.
Just don't forget people need help. People need the trash taken out and for your room to be cleaned and for some help in the kitchen… People in your neighborhood need your smiling face to say hello, and bring soup when they're sick. They need you to play with their kids or walk their dogs for free just because we are all in the human race.
By the way, welcome to it.
"Oh, I am old. I can hardly move. You've gotta make me a sandwich and bring me ice water and my bran muffins and my oatmeal raisin cookies. I don't feel good. I have diabetes. I can't work any more because my feet are numb. You'll have to. I won't be around much longer. I'm going to die soon."
We'll you haven't died yet and you have been saying that to all your family members for years now.
You are grumpy and literally good for nothing, yet they bring you your ice water and your cookies and your bran muffins. The power of familial love is truly miraculous.
Phew. What constitutes "I am old?" Just a few days ago i was visiting a "sister I never had" - a lady in the neighborhood , we meat few years ago when I moved to the area. She told me, " yo know my next birthday I"ll be 90."
She is living by herself, driving everywhere she need to, one of her doctor is over 30 mi. one way ; only a bit help she needs is in her flower garden due to bad knees . Her life story is brilliant: She had let go the jerky husband immediately he spent one night with another woman, raising 3 children , the oldest was 11. as a businesswoman , never got remarried, at 45 - her story goes, she started PLANING LIFE after 95- her grandma at 97 was still taking care of her veggie garden. As we talk, wandering about how do some people get old so soon?! Well, it has much to do with planing : what do " I " want ? Planing rather sooner than later. My age is over a decade behind my "sister's", my life as a " first generation " emigrant - was fairly ' rocky road to success.' My decision was to stay "young and alive" alive if necessary full measure given by the Creator. Thus my plan still work perfectly: Eating right, drinking right, speaking right and listening right. Simply , as simply can be : my alarm clock is set up a 5;35 everyday year-around, (rarely needed) exercising ( on limited basis after both sides hip surgery, one full replacement ) walking at leas 3 mi. a day, usually up to 5 mi, burning close to 2000 cal. a day, and when need working in a production as effectively as with some slowdown, often full time. My wife is pleased when I make my own sandwiches, cooking meal together, baking best pastries under the heaven, never using dish-washer… and .. so.. on…Not wanting to be a burden to myself and especially to those i love dearly, i made this proposal : when I will be "old" I don't need myself to be sick and a burden neither to myself nor to the others around me." It works, it is a decision to be made… and a ' contract ' with the " Father."
"Oh, I am an artist. I need to draw. I need to paint. I can't be bothered with other peoples problems. After all, I am special and on another plane of altered existence. I have a special destiny to make beautiful pictures. Please forgive me if I don't answer my phone while working on my latest masterpiece.
and don't dare come to my door.
I do not need people. I never get lonely.
"Why do you want to be a musician?" I asked of one of the students at the music college I work at, "it beats working any day" he said.
99% of performing arts students at the college have failed to obtain employment in their chosen field 67% have gone on to waste another 3 years at university. I wouldn't like to guess how many will go on to waste their lives believing there degree will make them rich and famous.
"Hello, yes I am an actor." ( Thinking to self: "Of course, you can tell from looking at me, right? My gosh, I didn't spend two hours this morning in front of the mirror for nothing, did I? Not to mention the endless hours spent in the gym... along with my strict macrobiotic regimen!")
"Are you going to the party of our mutual friend, (which is the only reason I am even talking to you... after all, you might be "somebody,") who just appeared as a guest on 'The Chew?' Well, I'm going to an after-party next weekend and everyone working on the movie, "Crying Tears," will be there. Unfortunately, my actor boyfriend, Andre Du'par... what, you never heard of him? Oh, he's up and coming…
Any way, he is best friends with Leonardo Di Caprio and they will be going to Jonathan Hill's birthday bash in New York. So, that's a bit of a bummer. Of course, we will be working together for a couple of months over at Warner Brother's in California on the set of a new sitcom called, "That Boy." Oh, you don't work in the industry at all? Is that my cell phone vibrating? Oh, here is Emma Stone now! Gotta Go.
Those with Master's degrees. Yes, thats another one of the elite, ("a group of people considered (by others or themselves) to be the best in a particular society or category, esp. because of their power, talent, or wealth." Dictionary,) around these parts, (LA.)
Oh, I have a Masters degree.
I have accomplished as much in my life as Einstein, possibly more. I now have the right to manage any group of people in any situation, as I comprehend and understand more about everything in life than any of them. They seem to be infants who need my compassion and divine guidance. Thank God for me.
... And irritatingly, you do know a thing or two. But, could you just tone down the attitude a couple degrees?
My guess , nothing " wrong'" with Master's degrees. Coming from overseas with two of them, (one gave me "special visa" privilege), soon my life's journey turn toward 'construction' , starting with pushing a wheelbarrow , ending up with ' our ' own company. Education might help, a wisdom leads, determination rewards, happiness is daily decision...
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