I have tendency to try too hard. Don't say that you haven't been warned. I will one up you effortlessly and without remorse. I am not afraid to put myself out there...WAY out there for the sake of being the center of attention. Did you have a tough childhood? I bet mine was 10 times tougher and to prove it to you, I will regale you with anecdotes which are reminiscent of a Dickens novel.
I don't have to check your phone, email, or even Facebook account to catch you in a lie. All I have to do is listen and actively apply my critical thinking skills. Checking your phone and your other accounts is an invasion of your privacy and I am not into infringing upon the rights of anyone. Especially, when they are so clearly not worth my time.
My successes and my failures have one thing in common....me.
I am the common denominator and I must never forget that. Otherwise, I am doomed to an existence of eternal unhappiness and emotional instability.
I live in a world inhabited by esoteric and obscure things...which is exactly how I prefer it. I hold no interest in being a member of the cultural proletariat. I wear ill-fitting iconic retro clothing, read poetry chapbooks of political dissidents from the 1950's, listen to obscure garage bands on satellite radio, and use a toolbox as my purse.
I hold 3 graduate degrees and I work in a coffee shop where at any moment I have been known to converse with customers in a 19th century dialect of Hungarian.
My clothing attire, reading choices, musical tastes, and obscure cultural references have been carefully cultivated in an effort to isolate me from the rest of the world.
I spend way too much time obsessed with other people's karma. That jerk Ex of mine, whom cheated on me with half of my friends. He's got bad karma for sure. I hope that I am around to see his world crash all around him.
My former BFF from elementary school betrayed me and then spread a whole bunch of lies about me...there is a package o' bad karma coming her way.
My former co-worker who stole my ideas and then got me fired. Karma is gonna eventually atomize his career. All I have to do is wait for these cretins to get there just desserts.
I am a educator's worst nightmare. I am a C Student Wunderkind. My high school guidance counselor hated me because his stern warnings about my lack of academic drive did not inspire me to raise my GPA.
However, he was right about my crappy work ethic being a problem for me down the road. I did take his advice on that score and it was very helpful. In fact, I attribute it to a majority of my success.
See, as a C Student Wunderkind I was free to attend community college and then a small no name 4 year college in the hinterlands of North Dakota sans judgement from anyone. My friends and family were glad that I was in college.
Throughout college, I maintained a successful online retail store selling unusual jewelry pieces which I made in my spare time. It put food on the table and kept a roof over my head.
Right before I graduated from college, some TV reality star began wearing my pieces. She was nice enough to give my jewelry a plug during interviews. My business took off like a shot.
Suddenly, I am making more money than my parents and my friends on Wall Street.
I sent my guidance counselor a thank you note along with one of my jewelry pieces.
My advice for all of the C Student Wunderkinds out in the world is to figure out what you are good at and tailor your college degree in that area. It may mean that you have to community college and a no name 4 year school. It doesn't matter. Get the degree and make as many contacts as you can during college. It worked for me and it will work for you, too.