Life Can Be Fucking Brutal and You Should Probably Get Used to it

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Photo Credit: Joe Rogan on Instagram

We live in a society that uses outrage for recreational purposes and rewards whining. If you do enough whining in today’s world, other whiners get behind you, in support. The thing is, they don’t care about you or whatever issue you’re “fighting for”. They’re in it for the whining and the attention it brings.

My Uncle Joe had one rule on vacation when I was a kid. If we didn’t whine or complain, we got to do the fun thing everyone else was. Whiners stayed home. Uncle Joe was always my favorite. This world needs more Uncle Joes.

The amount of people I see, complaining about the lives they are very much responsible for and could change at any given moment, if they were willing to do something other than just complain — overwhelms me on a daily basis.

Have you ever seen a kid, kind of sort of fall but you knew they weren’t hurt? Well some kids brush themselves off and go about their business. Other kids fall and start crying, because they know it’ll get them attention. Someone will tell them it’ll all be okay. We’ve become a nation full of kids looking to be consoled, despite the fact we haven’t been injured.

If you don’t like your life, do something about it. Writing a status about it doesn’t count. Calling your son, mother, brother, sponsor or best friend doesn’t either because I’ll be honest, they’re tired of hearing it.

If you’re going to complain to someone non-stop for a half hour to an hour at a time, at least have the decency to find a therapist, so they’re at least paid for the time they’re forced to sit and listen to you babble on about trivial shit. That’s what the rest of us do, welcome to adulting. Or do what I did, start a blog and take aim at everyone who has annoyed you since you were seven. At least then, you’re not forcing your nonsense on anyone, as reading is always optional. I don’t send this to people, they have to actively seek it out.

I touched on the subject of outrage in my opening. You know the last time I was genuinely shocked or outraged was? Probably when I was eleven. It was around that age I realized, human beings were capable of both horrific and amazing things. In fact, a lot of us have done a decent amount of both. So please, save the shock and outrage for the children. Be an adult. Understand, life is unfair, people can be downright cruel and the internet is a mean and nasty place. Donald Trump doesn’t deserve your outrage, he isn’t worthy.

Life is, by design, difficult. Only the strong survive. Survival of the fittest isn’t a cliche’ — it’s essentially a law of nature. While life can be brutal, overall we exist in the softest and cushiest time to be alive. Life has literally never been easier or more convenient for human beings. Yet, you’d never guess so, if you took a two minute scroll down one of my social media feeds. You’d think it was all coming to an end, all because Katie’s boyfriend broke up with her and Timmy didn’t land the internship he applied for. Relax, it’s a long life. And nobody said it’d be easy. Things could always be worse, at least you’re not the zebra in my featured image.

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