Look Up, Look at Someone Else
Yesterday I met someone who was nothing.
He wore his nothingness like a badge. It was his role, his definition of himself. He had tied himself too closely to “things” and a company he lost years ago. Now they were lost and he was nothing.
He argued for the reasons that his days held nothing, that he could do nothing, that nothing suited him.
His reasons were well-thought and often repeated. They listed his inability to compete with other people and things outside of him. They outlined every subject about which he couldn’t care and every task at which he was inept.
As time and conversation passed, it became clear that he planned on staying exactly where he was. Nothing got him something. Was that “something” attention or a reason not to try anymore? Maybe it was the opportunity to talk about the past?
Sane humans don’t stay in situations that don’t pay off. In some way we’re getting something. We always buy into the “contract” of what we’re doing and where we are.
When things truly aren’t working, we get determined. We change the situation.
Yeah we get something from being nothing, but when being nothing gets to be a problem, we become the something we could have been all along.
Ever met someone who got something from being nothing?
–ME “Liz” Strauss
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