Chris’ Midterm Report Card aka All Downhill From Here!
PROJECT ARI GOLD
- I will consult with unapologetic assholes and and learn their principals.
GRADE: PASS – Stephen Harper still doesn’t reply though.
- I’ll put those lessons into practice (AFTER learning to fight, just in case).
GRADE: FAIL – I’ve been planning a project where I am an Asshole for a Day. If that turns out, maybe I’ll try an Asshole for a Week. With enough effort, perhaps I will become Asshole for Life (although some folks might argue I’m already there).
- I will read more Ayn Rand, the patron saint of assholes.
GRADE: FAIL – Sorry, but have you read Atlas Shrugged lately? Terrible Prose.
I suppose I could argue that I’ve achieved almost half of the things I set out to with half the year left, but that would be a tad disingenuous. The fact is, of the 30 or more goals I set out for myself, I am failing at two-thirds of them, and I will need to get my knees up and start applying myself if I am to be a Better Man by the end of year. Mind you, one could ask a simple question – do I at least feel Better? Strangely, I would have to say yes, but that has little do with any conscious effort on my part. If I’m less anxious and more peaceful today, it’s mostly by virtue of the unusual grace that comes from growing accustomed to failure as a lifestyle.