Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Unmotivated, pt. 2

Dear Motivational Speakers,

You are really, I suppose, not all that bad. You give people hope that they can turn things around, be better people, and live the life of their dreams. Have confidence! Believe in yourself! Doors (or windows!) will surely open!

Whee! Sounds like fun.

Unfortunately, some of us (ahem, me) are somewhat lazy, marginally attractive people with liberal arts degrees. Doors are not exactly going to start flying open for us just because we get some self-confidence. In fact, we (ahem, I) might just need to suck it up and stop whining. The odds that we're going to find our dream jobs (or rather, realize our dreams of somehow becoming independently wealthy) are slim at this point.

What I think we (ahem, I) need is demotivational speakers. We need someone to say, "Hey kiddo, it could be a lot worse. Most people never find their 'life's passion.' And you know what? That's OK. Things can get a lot worse than 'vaguely dissatisfied.' Most people have average lives. Start expecting mediocrity from yourself, and you won't be disappointed."

Hmmm... Maybe I do have a calling after all...


1 comment:

tal said...

it always scared me that motivational speakers actually work. were there cave men motivational speakers? is the motivational speaker truely who has moved society forward? i think the closest we have to demotivational speakers are cvs employees...they always seem so blankly mad at the world (or maybe i just go to a bad one).