It may be easier to imagine the following conversation as if it took place between two friends sailing on a boat on a weekend…
Shot December 11, 2010 50mm f/1.4 1/125 iso 1600
… Ok or just be a real man and depend on your own self satisfaction that you work hard and did your best.
Take pride in that and don’t seek validation from others in order to feel happy and successful.
I am starting to realize that now, it’s the right way to be, but its difficult to achieve for me.
Of course it is difficult to achieve, but thats why it’s worth doing. It’s hard for me too.
It was a lesson my dad taught me this weekend actually.
We spent most of saturday together and i was bitching about work and my boss, and he said its just as shitty everywhere. He said that it’s very common for younger men to seek validation and self worth from their job, but no one there is going to give it to you because its not their job. He said you’ll drive yourself crazy if you look for it, and you’ll never be happy.
He told me: you have to be self-determinate in your happiness, to know you did the best you could do and be proud of that, and that this internal happiness will be more rewarding than any accolade anyone else can give you. The largest mountain a man can face is himself.
Your dad’s a smart man.
Yes he is.
People Are Awesome: In response to the WeArethe99Percent tumblr, a WeArethe1Percent tumblr has gone up, showcasing a group of Americans living in the infamous 1 percent that are more than willing to join with OccupyWallStreet. Some even ask for higher taxes. Come on Fed, what’s the hold up?
10 places in the U.S. where bikes and boats rule — and cars aren’t allowed.
What a gorgeous sight.