My barber was out of the shop sick today so I had to go to the radical religious one that talks too much and eats while he cuts hair. Really didn’t feel like talking since my normal guy wasn’t there but of course I can never leave his chair without getting screamed at.
So today he asked me if I had found/accepted Christ and I told him I wasn’t really looking anymore, but if I found anything close to him, it was within myself.
He said I couldn’t find anything within myself because to be able to find something in yourself, you must know yourself, and to know yourself is to know your purpose. Basically saying no one knows their purpose so whatever I found within myself was wrong to him.
So I told him that I do know my purpose and he sort of shrugged it off and sarcastically asked me what it was. I told him everyone’s purpose is to influence everyone they come in contact with, that is the basic purpose for human existence. And with that, I told him my purpose is to be successful, I know that because I can feel it, even when I make mistakes I feel like they’re building up towards something.
And with my success I will influence my siblings by being a role model for them, I will influence my children by giving them what my success has earned, and I will influence everyone around me because success renders a certain attitude that is contagious, sometimes good sometimes bad.
The barber told me I was selfish for thinking my success could heal everything and that success and money drives billionaires to kill themselves. He said success isn’t always a good thing, money isn’t always a good thing.
So I told him success isn’t always monetary, sometimes it’s internal, sometimes it’s external but in the form of networking and relationship building. Success can come in many forms and whenever you succeed, no matter how you do it, you can spread your wealth whether it’s metaphorical or not. And I told him if it’s selfish that I want to spread the joy that can come with success, the money that can come with success, and opportunity that can come with success to my future family, well I’m just gonna be a selfish ass man then.
He didn’t say anything but I think he messed up my haircut to show his disapproval though.
Success is the best revenge.
The semester is taking forever to end, but now is the time to start planning for the summer. Aside from taking Economics in Summer school and probably working a second job:
My 21st birthday is next month and so far I’ll be going out to dinner, dropping acid with my literal partner in crime, riding rollercoasters, and probably getting blackout drunk (not all on the same day, of course)
I will FINALLY be getting my first car in June which is exciting and nerve-wrecking because there’s SO much that goes into choosing the right car lol. That’s also the same month I’m going to see Pharrell in VA Beach with Trev and Corinza. Phantogram is also having a concert that month so I’ll probably take Corinza to see them too.
Making a trip to Washington D.C. either at the end of June or early July to visit Corinza, tour the city, eat at Busboys and Poets and meet her Dad (aka The Tank).
And as always, there’s the random unplanned things that happen during the summer, so it’s looking to be a pretty exciting next couple of months.