Lets go over this again.
It doesn’t matter how famous you are. Or how popular. Or how connected or how pretty or how cool or how rich or how witty or how damn… Well you should have the point by now. These things don’t matter. At least not to me.
It matters how kind you are. And how brave. Lets define this.
Be kind. Be compassionate. Try and see beyond your own short sighted self interests. Try and see the ways in which we are all connected. I’m not talking to you by the way, I’m talking to me. These things don’t come easy as I am by nature kind of a self centered dick. But I’m working on it every day. Working on not being that way as much as possible. Kindness ain’t easy. Kindness challenges and confronts and makes no excuses.
Be brave. brave means you work hard and you risk failure and you can begin without a certain outcome. Brave means you can step into and out of yourself and explore the dark places. Inside yourself. Brave means your honest with yourself. About yourself. Brave means comfort isn’t your first concern. Maybe comfort is not even in the top ten. Brave means I’ll go down this dark road with you and I am willing to change with you, even if it hurts.
Work hard. Be kind. Be brave.
Heres a portrait of one of the kindest, bravest and hardest working people I’ve ever known.