BE FOREWARNED YOUNGER FARTS.
WHERN AS A YOUNGER FART I SHOWED UP AT THE NAVY GAMES, I LOOKED AROUND AND THOUGHT TO MYSELF, LOOK AT ALL THESE OLD FARTS!
THEN ONE DAY, NOT SURE WHEN OR HOW, I LOOKED IN A MIRROR AND I WAS ONE OF THE OLE FARTS!
THE OLE DOG! LEARNING NEW TRICK.
‘HOW TO BE LESS FULL OF SH!T’
“Someone once asked me, “What’s at the core of every human being? ‘Bullshit,’ I replied.” ~Gary John Bishop
We are all full of shit to some degree or another. Knowing it sets us free. But why stop there? Sometimes, awareness isn’t enough. There must be action. Rather than wallow in the muck and mire of our bullshit, why not attempt to be become less full of shit?
Rather than be driven by the bullshit of your past, why not allow yourself to be pulled up by the bullhorns of the future?
You just need to give yourself permission to stop dwelling on the past and start creating the future. Call it an existential pivot. Or an emotional redirect. Or flipping over the glass-is-half-empty glass.
The past is the past. Maybe it sucked. Maybe it was great. Probably it was a little bit if both. Either way, it happened. It changed you. It threw you under the bus. It pushed you to the top. It stretched you over the torture rack of life. Maybe most of it happened because of you. Maybe some of it was because of someone else. Or maybe it was fate with a bit of (bad)luck sprinkled in. Perhaps it was genetics. Or perhaps nurture trumped nature. Either way, here you are: full of shit.
is your life. Right here, right now. As Shakespeare said, “It’s neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.” It’s just life. Which may or may not be shitty. Maybe you came out smelling like roses. Yet even with the roses, you’re still full of shit.
We all are. And that’s okay. As long as you are aware of it. And as long as you are attempting to become less full of it.
It’s human nature to be full of shit. We are fallible, imperfect beings who are prone to be mistaken about a great many things. We suffer from cognitive dissonance and logical fallacies almost constantly. We are hypocrites par excellence. Especially when it comes to religion, politics, and power. Being full of shit is par for the course when it comes to the human condition.
If this weren’t enough, we are driven by a sense of self that we are never entirely aware of. Our subconscious is in almost complete control of our conscious action. When it comes to the self, we are masks all the way down perceiving delusions all the way up.
We are full of shit for all these reasons. But we are especially full of shit because we are delusional. The real question is this: are you a delusional person freely seeking the truth, or are you a delusional person lost in what you think is true? There’s a huge difference. And that’s where grabbing the future by the bullhorns can drag you out of the bullshit of your past.
From bullshit to bullhorns: