A Primer on Self Sufficiency

I don’t need much in the world. I have myself, and that is enough. Everything else is a luxury, and believe me I like luxuries.

“That’s it?”

That’s it, man.

“What about friends, family, and lovers?”

They are all projections of myself. They all make me happy, otherwise why would I spend so much time with them?

“What about loneliness?”

I say that you are never truly alone. Not while you have one person in your corner. He is your Alfred, your Mickey, your biggest motivational speaker. Found him yet?

Loneliness? I have no idea what that means. It probably means boredom. Don’t be bored, have a passion.

You may seriously question the choices you need to make.

I say seriously trust your heart and make them anyway. Because A or B does not matter when you are going to write the answer key. It’s your book, after all.

You may wonder if I am trying to sell you something.

Yes. I’m trying to sell you YOU. I say this simply and honestly, because I know exactly how meaningful my experiences are.

Or else I wouldn’t write. I don’t have time to bullshit.

I know you desire a better life. But nobody can see it as completely and clearly as you. Guru or not, you make the call.

You may doubt your own competence.

I say stop doubting and just be more competent.

Whether you tell your peers or not is up to you.

What you do speaks so loudly that I can’t hear a word you say.”- Sir Ralph Waldo Emerson

If your actions are solid, there can be no room for doubt.

Now if you’ve read this far you may be asking. “What does all this mean?”

It means exactly what you are feeling right now.

Feel the words with your own mind. Think from your own perspective.

And simply realize that, without a doubt.

I am amazing. 

One more thing. If there is one truth I have learned through the years, it is simply this.

All Clichés are true, but only if you match your experiences with them. Otherwise they are just empty words without soul. Wine without the years is not true wine.

Now if you can make life as simple as adding one and one into two, and do that every single day.

Sometime down the road, you will have solved the entire riddle.

Until next time,

Your self sufficient friend,

 

-Tie

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