Well, I was a loser again and waited two weeks to make up the next set of clues for the Fuzzy Mitten Mystery KAL - but he's all caught up and looks so cute!
Gracey's Goodies and look around!
It is a mistake to worry about how others view you. Other people are like images created in your mind - it is only your desire to appease or impress them that makes them meaningful. I refer specifically to peers you want to impress, not your family. If they're impressed, you've done your job, and if they're disgusted, you should listen. By pretending that the cool are mannequins, you can disarm the desire for cool and eliminate the need for acceptance. You reclaim your authority. You don't need their observation or approval. You're already observed by those who matter: your family, your friends, yourself. Don't let the cool replace those things. Who needs it? You don't. Really, you don't. It won't help you one bit. We all have the feeling that we are being watched, but by what? Your conscience? Who knows. What we have to learn is that it is better to imagine being watched by something moral and good than by something who's criteria are amoral. Your ego will be fed, but nothing cool will provide that sustenance.It was also a big boost to me that I pretty much fall into his description of uncool, which I strive for to be honest, lol. It was also nice to have my church described so accurately when he used it as an example of a true, functioning charity (but we are most definitely "uncool"). The truth is that most of the "cool" people in the world have done nothing to deserve their status except make the rest of us feel lesser. Once they have our attention on their "coolness", they try to spread their influence on topics they don't understand and have done no research on, but for some reason they still get the spotlight and a large chunk of our population usually takes their opinions as real facts. This is poisonous at the very least. This books just made me a little more proud that I am completely uncool :) I give this book 3 out of 5 stars.