Monday, March 21, 2011
Stop Polishing the Turds
Such beauty in simplicity.
How often do we try to improve our situation not by stepping out of it but by sticking on a Band-Aid or by changing the rules a bit or by applying some other little tweak? Alcoholics are great at this. "I'm not really an alcoholic; I'm just a problem drinker. I'll just start drinking beer only." No, you're an alcoholic. Normal drinkers don't have to control their drinking. STOP DRINKING.
The mindset bleeds over into every little thing you do in your life (no matter what your addiction is, be it booze, pot, relationships, shopping, or you name it.)
"It's not really a lie; it's just a little fib." No, it's not; if it's not the truth, it's a lie. If you don't want to be a liar, then start being honest.
"It's not really an affair, at least not a bad one; my wife just has lost all interest in sex." Dude, it's an affair. If you don't want to be a cheater, then don't cheat.
"It's not really stealing; I need to pay my rent, and he has plenty, so it's fair that I swipe this fifty bucks from his wallet." Nope, it's not yours, so it's stealing. If you don't want to be a thief, don't steal.
"She is such a bitch! People need to know how horrible she is." Really? If you don't want to be a gossip, don't gossip.
You can dress up the shit all you like, put glitter on it, spray perfume on it, and tie a big red bow around it, but guess what? It's still shit.