What a drugged up Charlie Sheen can teach us
There is something I love about Charlie Sheen.
I can’t put my finger on it.
Maybe it’s the way he acts in general or how he doesn’t care what people think of him. Whenever I watched him in Two and a Half Men, I swear he wasn’t acting but just being himself.
No matter who he was with or if he was by himself, he was just the authentic Charlie Sheen doing drugs and banging hookers.
Which leads us to the random lesson of the day:
You must be true to others in order to be true to yourself (Toward a Psychology of Being)
Charlie Sheen may not be a role model, but he is true to himself no matter what and that is something that is admirable and respectable.
Think about all the people you know that act differently when people are around, but as soon as they are alone with themselves or close friends, they go back to normal.
Well, these people are lying to themselves as they are repressing a portion of their character. Maybe they think their true self is not good enough or something. But the longer they do this, the harder it will be for them to be authentic.
Life is all about expressing who you are.
When you start being conditional with it, you’ll never be truly comfortable with it.
Maybe I am not explaining this well, but it’s hard to explain. So before I go off the rail, please remember to be authentic in your life.
Whether you’re around strangers, be your true self.
Whether you’re around gang-bangers, be your true self (be strapped though).
Whether you’re around cute girls, be your true self.
Being your true self will make you stand out, rememberable, hated, loved, sexy, appalling, the whole shebang.
Suppressing a part of yourself will make you seem bland and like every other manufactured ‘good’ boy or ‘Nice’ guy.
So be like Charlie Sheen, without all the drugs and hookers of course.
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