Perspective is All That Matters

Know what your problem is, Shapiro? It’s that you just have this really shitty way of looking at things, ya know? I don’t have that problem. I just look at the dopeness. But you, it’s like you just look at the wackness, ya know?

The Wackness (2008)

Nobody wants to hang out with someone who has a shitty way of looking at things. Anybody with a shitty way of looking at things probably wouldn’t even hang out with themselves. Your habits of thought dictate the quality of your life. What are the shitty ways of looking at things? What is their Tao?

The shitty way of looking at things is focusing on what is missing, instead of what is provided. If you’re reading this, you possess riches beyond the imagination of people a hundred years ago. Do something with what you have.

The shitty way of looking at things is focusing on what you cannot do, instead of what you can do. Steven Hawking spent decades composing books and physical theory in his head. You can do something. If you practice, you’ll even be able to do something well.

The shitty way of looking at things is focusing on what you have to do, instead of reveling in what you have chosen to do. You aren’t in a fucking death camp. Even people in prison have maneuvers available to them. Make your moves and own them.

The shitty way of looking at things is focusing on what’s falling apart, instead of what you’re building. Things have always been falling apart. What are you building? Who is building alongside you? Appreciate the ruins of what was once great. Then, make something new.

The shitty way of looking at things is focusing on who has more, instead of what you’ve got. Appreciate what you have, or you will never truly have anything.

The shitty way of looking at things is focusing on the flaws in your loved ones, instead of becoming a more admirable human being yourself. Your loved ones will not always be with you. While they are alive, love them.

The shitty way of looking at things is focusing on what you stand to lose, instead of the stimulating novelty of change. You will lose everything in time. You will gain fascinating experiences with every loss.

Acknowledge the wackness, but live in the dopeness.