Looking over my previous post, I’m starting to get that feeling. If there’s anything worse than a guy trying to be funny, its a guy trying too hard to be funny. But eh, the damage is done. I’m gonna try to make it a point not to edit my own posts in the future, unless there’s some special exception. Can’t just wimp out and come running back to my posts, thinking I can change them, now can I? Writing doesn’t work that way.
In other news, on to the ACTUAL POINT of the blog; writing! Now, we writers are an egotistical bunch. Well, at least some of us are. Of the percent that think their writing is crap (which I assume is a bunch), there’s also a percent that think their writing is da bomb. True, there is that modest middle ground, but screw those guys, man. Being so… middle ground. If your gonna be something, you might as well go to either extreme, amirite? And if your gonna fail at humor, you might as well do it HARD.
Anyway, I like to think of myself as the person that just “gets” English. Here I am, in English, and everyone else is struggling with the basic stuff while I’m completely done and reading a book like the arrogant douche that I am. I am one of the highest scoring students in the class, and I just look confused and say that it just comes naturally, man (to be fair, it does. But I’m too damn lazy to capitalize on it). I feel like a KING in my English class (If ya’ll wanna keep me in the balls or something right now, rest assured, so do I. I’m barely even believing what I’m typing in here! Damn, I gotta fix some issues…).
Then, all of a sudden, a girl gets a 15 out of 10 on an assignment. FIFTEEN. Our teacher NEVER gives out extra points like that. Here I am, feeling smug that I got a 100% on my assignments, and then this classmate gets 150% instead! My ego has been shattered (I’m exaggerating, but I was both impressed and jealous at the same time). Huh. And I thought I was something special.
Point is, this girl did a much better job than I did because I’m was being arrogant and lazy. And there’s no excuse for that, both in school and out there, in the real world. I guess I’m starting to realize that talent isn’t an excuse to take it easy. Sure, I can do good in all my classes. But its not great, its not different. Its not special. And if I’m going to be making a living off of this, I better damn well think it’s special. So that’s my rant for the day. I congratulate this girl for how modest and skillful she is at writing; she never said one word of thanks, but blushed and turned away instead, embarrassed. She deserves those points, and the admiration of the class. But I also have to thank her, because she’s motivated me to kick this lazy piece of crap into high gear. And unless she’s willing to do the same, I’m going to reach her level eventually and then beyond. So watch out, fellow classmate. You’ve got competition!