I often wonder to myself why I continue to live the life that I do. I could probably walk away from it all now, “get a real job”, and make a lot more money than I do blogging and with T21C.
Yet, I continually come to the same conclusion: that life is good, that happiness is possible, that good things and good people do exist — and that all this is worth fighting for.
My happiness, my achievements, my ideals brought into physical reality — my greatest self actualized.
And the people and things that matter — things that are good, right, congruent, and true; people that benefit my own life in the process of living theirs — people that hold reason as their absolute, and truth a their unstoppable hammer for the world.
I see these things in the achievements and creations of others. In books, movies, TV shows, websites, inventions, exercise machines, videos, speeches, music, cars, buildings, guns, contracts — even the fucking computer mouse I’m using.
I see these individuals in every facet of my life. From readers of this blog, attendees of The 21 Convention, members of the lounge, life long friends, old roommates, family, business relationships, staff and contractors hired by me for T21C, and women I hold and exercise romantic interest in.
Men like James Steele and Frank Maas, and many of the alumni speakers of The 21 Convention.
And of course, my old friend Curtis, who I use in his death as a vivid reference point for everything good in the world.
I would even go so far as to say that I see this in government — in the remaining men worth a damn, men like Ron Paul and Gary Johnson.
If and when your self-esteem takes a dip, when you get “down” on yourself, remember that happiness is possible, that good people exist, that great things have been achieved, that life does not require compromise, that success is possible — that life is the good, and contradictions don’t exist.
If you require evidence, just look around you — and be honest with yourself in what you see, hear, feel, taste, touch, and sense.
If you’re willing to see what’s right in front of you, you’ll find your evidence.