I never understood the celebrity culture of bright lights and silver spoons. I never understood why a lot of them just faded away. I do understand that a lot of individuals reached their particular heights of greatness without a silver spoon and worked their behinds off to get there. But, I never understood why one moment you are great, and the next, you fade away.
Every once in awhile, I write off the cuff and have no clue of what I'm going to say next. Mark this as once of those every once in awhile's.
As the preliminary fireworks of Independence Day go off in the background of this here part of the U.S.A, it makes me think of every life lived and breathed to make-up our culture, our world, what it is and isn't for that matter. My neighbors must have plenty of matches because the gunpowder sounds more like a waterfall of loose firearms marching from the sky. It sounds like God has a Machine Gun:-) On this 4th of July, it seems we celebrate by blowing up things....
Back though, to whatever point I was trying to make. While one moment you can be on top of the world, the next you can be a fistful of apparent confusion of what you have to do next to remain where you really want to be. The answer, at least to me, is to go out there every day and prove yourself...your cause....your creation...all over again.
Ego tends to get in the way when others tell you how good you are, how important you are, how much you mean to whatever community you deem to be a part of. You start believing the hype and forget what got you there, I hope what got you there was none other than YOU. You is a big thing with me, not you in particular, but the fact of being yourself, staying yourself, and knowing your role and defining it.
Ok, now I'm off on some pseudo-intellectual/philosophical rampage, yet I do want to drive that point, whatever it may be, Home. Every once in a great moon, we let our Egos get in the way of our selves...our cause...our creation. I don't want to ever fade away, no matter how valued I am or am not in the culture I live in.
I could sit here and quote you Mortgage Rates, Products, Programs, Up To Date Information & Fannie Mae Guidelines & Ultra Creative Sales Tools and why I'm the best man (or woman for that matter, I had a ridiculous past ;-) to come to when you need to refinance or purchase a home here in Pa. I don't because I'm a lousy sales guy. I kind of am proud of that:-) Though, truth be told, I'm valuable in much greater ways. My ego isn't too big, it's not too small, I try to make sure it never gets in the way.