Let Me Make This Abundantly Clear

Posted on Monday, January 10, 2011 by Alex R. Cronk-Young


I made a commitment to the One A Day Project because I wanted to put my personal thoughts, feelings, and experiences down on some form of paper so that I could look back on them in the future, and my kid and future kids could if they wanted to at some point. I thought it might be cool to have a document of a year of my life, plus it was a way to start writing for myself again.

I tweet links to these posts because that's just what is done with the One A Day Project. I know that my wife reads them everyday, and my friend usually reads everything I write, but otherwise I don't really mind if no one at all reads them.

Yesterday I wrote one that I thought was particularly uninspired because I was awake for far too long and had no real ideas for anything to write about, so when tweeting it I warned that it wasn't good at all and probably should be skipped. I was honest in that, not fishing for compliments or trying to get attention, but someone seemed to think I was.

With the first response I joked back with what I hoped was a joke, but clearly he was out to be an ass. Even though he responded to my employment at Bitmob with a backhanded compliment, I never want to be the one to hurt someone else with my words, so I ignored it.

It's clear he is jealous of the fact that I got a gig at Bitmob because he feels like he is a better writer than me...and he is completely right to feel that way. He is a better writer than me. But sometimes life is about the attitude, buddy. I am one hundred percent a better person than you, and I don't need anyone to tell me that. I know I'm a good person because I have a wife and a child that tell me so, and my friends on Twitter like me enough to do amazing things like chip in and buy me a PS3 (Which I'm still paying back, slowly.)

So you know what, I'm not "still crying." I'm in a great mood. If I ignore the entire situation I run the risk of letting you think that you somehow weren't a piece of shit. You have a fundamental flaw in your attitude and it is destroying your life. I improved my life by trying my best to be a good person, and I'd like to clue you in on that little trick. Live your life like Cody Winn, because no one hires somebody that treats others like shit, even if they are better at the job than other prospective candidates.

6 Response to "Let Me Make This Abundantly Clear"

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shadowpraxis Says....

Seriously, dude - you just have to ignore some people. There are a great number of people out there whose self-opinion is so inflated that they don't understand that talent alone does not make them good people.

Shrug it off and keep living life. If anyone gets in your way, fuck 'em. That's all you can do.

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Brian Says....

I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks he's a dick.

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angryjedi Says....

Bold statements, sir, and ones which take a lot of guts to come out with and say publicly. I respect you for doing so, and would remind you to come back and view this post, particularly your first couple of paragraphs, any time you feel that people and their attitudes are getting you down.

Big hugs, buddy. Remember, for one person posting negativity, there are x times as many more people reading in silence or sending good vibes your way. It's just the negative people tend to be more vocal... so it stings more.

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angryjedi Says....

@shadowpraxis It would be childish of me to make a "what... literally?" joke at this juncture. Oh well. Too late now.

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Anonymous Says....

@angry It is actually for every one person who says a negative or positive thing, there are 10 times as many people who feel the SAME way, not the opposite. But I think you'd do well in politics.

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