Here’s an idea…. don’t treat people in your industry like shit because you think you are/were “on top” – the industry changes and work fluctuates – when one day you’re struggling to keep the lights on be wise as to who you ask for help as you may have burned the bridge in the past.
This isn’t aimed at anybody in particular as I’ve seen it happen over and over again, but I’m just sayin… don’t burn bridges because you never know when you’ll need one.
I learned at an early age not to expect things and not to assume something was going to go a certain way. I learned that I was setting myself up for disappointment because, and I learned this over time, nothing ever goes as it’s planned or supposed to. In the military it’s called a SNAFU (Situation Normal; All Fucked Up) – everybody else just calls it life. I learned that if I really really wanted something and thought I was getting that cool expensive toy for Christmas, and come morning on Dec 25th it wasn’t under the tree – I was really upset and discouraged. Things hadn’t gone my way and it pissed me off. I felt entitled and cheated and it ruined my day/week/month whatever… bottom line is I neglected to see the good things that happened and the other cool stuff I got and the thought that went into all that stuff from Santa and my parents… I focused on the bad… and I let it destroy me. Continue reading