Greedy salesman, insincere friends, and jealous rivals are all hoping that they can one-up you. Shattering every desire to express yourself that you may have.
Even the most enthusiastic optimist can’t deny that the world is filled with blood-sucking vampires. They will not stop till they have sucked out every piece of your life-force and enthusiasm that you are currently feeling right now.
They get satisfaction from nothing other than making you feel as miserable and pathetic as they are. They could have played the guitar too, but they couldn’t rise to the challenge.
And now they want to make you feel as bored, sterile, and unhappy as they are.
The fear of failure, the inability to handle criticism, their low self-esteem, and envy of others like you are all mental demons they want to infect you with.
They’re secretly thinking, “Who do you think you are! What makes you so special? Become a good guitar player? Hah! That’ll be the day!”
A good friend of mine has this friend who’s idea of a good time is beating people at Halo (which he spends countless hours playing), criticizing anyone who tries to avoid eating Doritos (which makes this guy grossly overweight), and who has the vibe of a person tormented by doom and gloom.
I was at this friend’s house to visit and there was a guitar around so I started noodling. Just some lead guitar stuff.
Unfortunately this guy was there too.
As I was enjoying just being in the same world as my guitar heroes by playing, he started screaming, “Stop playing! My god, you suck! Why don’t you give up!”
All that mattered was that I felt like my guitar heroes.
I wasn’t perfect and I had much to learn, but I realized a couple of things........This is the type of person who is afraid to make mistakes. A person who has never taken a cold, hard look into the mirror.
What he might see would send him into total despair as he would realize that he, not you or me, is the actual failure. Instead of rising to the challenge in the real world, he went to play in a virtual world with the master chief. All while stuffing his face with ranch flavored tortilla chips.
Can you see what he really is? Who he will never become?
This is not what you want to be or the road you want to take...........