Self-proclaimed success

Hi. How you doin’?

Guess that is a bad opening sentence from someone who claims himself as a writer.

However, at least I tried to craft words as best as I could, for you who always believe that someday my works will be displayed at book stores’ best seller shelfs.

“Stop calling me a writer. I have no published book yet.”

“So do I. I have no album, but I dare to call myself a singer.”

“But I don’t know if I can make it in writing. I don’t even know if this is what I want to.”

“You know what? Amy Poehler said, great people do things before they’re ready. They do things before they know they can do it. Doing what you’re afraid of, getting out of your comfort zone, taking risks like that… that’s what life is. You might be really good. You might find out something about yourself. That’s really special. And if you’re not good… who cares? You tried something. Now you know something about yourself.”

“I’m scared… my previous failure always haunts me like a dementor. It freezes me.”

“Have I told you that after I didn’t make it on that singing competition years ago, I locked myself in my room for three days? It was hard, suck, and embarrassing.”

“How come I not know about that? You never told me.”

“That’s not important. The thing is, you have to keep moving on.”

“I guess I’m not good at that.”

“Let me tell you a story. One day, a scientist take an experiment with two glassed boxes filled with water and dozens of tiny fishes. He sends those boxes using airplane, but he puts a shark into one. After the airplane arrives, can you guess what box that still has tiny fishes?”

“Well, I guess it’s the one that has no shark within.”

“Wrong. It’s the box who has the shark. Why? Because the tiny fishes in the ‘free shark’ box don’t know that in high air, the oxygen is limited. Therefore, they don’t know that they have to move faster to make more oxygen circulation, and then all of them are dead. On the contrary, the tiny fishes in the other box are threatened by the shark’s presence and they try their best to runaway from it. But their fear-driven moves make the oxygen circulates well. So even though some of them are consumed by the shark, some others survive. The moral of the story: no matter how hard your life is, you need to have goals to keep moving. Even if it’s only for being alive. Don’t waste your life or you will die with regret.”

“Wow. You are so thoughtful. Thanks a lot for saving me from myself.”

“You’re most welcome. We need each other, remember?”

“How come you always be on my side, even though I often ignore you?”

“Because you said so. And I promised to stand by you, in your best and worst.”

“Faithful. That’s a rare value of people these days.”



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