If we are going to talk about why people suck and how not to we have to talk about three things in particular. The first is responsibility. That second is compromise. That third is, well I actually forget what the third thing is but maybe by the time I write about the other two it will come back to me.
The first reason people suck is because they blame other people or other things for all the bad that has happened to them. This is why I sucked when I was a kid, is because I would say, “You don’t know anything, actually. I’m only overweight because of genetics.” While it is true that people in my family are overweight and that I may be “predisposed” to be overweight also, that isn’t the reason I sucked. The reason I sucked is because I wasn’t willing to do anything about it.
If you want to not suck the first step is to take responsibility for everything and especially all the things you did not choose and cannot control. Yes, yes, I know that some people are born in much worse situations than others. I get that. But that isn’t the conversation we are having. What we are talking about is not blaming other people or other things and focusing on doing what we can to make the most of whatever we have.
The rest is in the video.
Why People Suck and How Not To
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