Beefcake #7

People can be incredibly stupid. I’m not saying that people are stupid, I am saying they can be incredibly stupid. I wonder how much frustration and bitterness is generated as a result of other peoples’ stupidity. How many times would someone need to get frustrated and bitter at another person’s stupidity before the question was raised, “Who of you is in fact, being more stupid.” Folks get bent outta shape, people are really upset, because humans are being human. With any level of human-ness comes an extraordinary potential for stupidity…Did that sound really stupid? You get the point.

I believe that as life goes on, we, as humans, are constantly reaching new PR’s in the field of ignorance and stupidity. I am not saying that this is a bad thing, it is just a thing. Some people are capable of laughing at the moments of their life that will most likely be left out of their life’s highlight reel, and others spend a great deal of their life trying to get past these moments. We exert a great amount of effort in trying to cover up our human-ness, in an effort to disguise ourselves as humans. No one wants to be stupid, but we all appear that way at many, many points in our lives.

Sometimes, I feel like I am the reigning world champion of stupidity. I once, quite literally, ran over myself and was knocked unconscious by the vehicle which I was operating. As I was parking, I did not fully put my one-ton truck into gear, and before I knew it, it was rolling away. I ran beside the vehicle, opened the door to press the emergency brake with my hand, only to have the truck hit the neighbors curb, and WHAM! When I woke up, I was spread-eagle in my neighbors front yard, and the truck was still running. You know what I did? I got in my truck and I drove off. I honestly, never really gave it much thought until years later. Granted, it took years and years, but I learned from it. I did not need someone pointing their finger in my face and giving me lectures about the stupid things that I do in life. I believe that if given enough time, we will all learn exactly what we need to learn. I even believe that giving grace and allowing people to make stupid decisions can speed up the learning process.

I guess what I am trying to say is this, don’t get bent outta shape because of other people’s stupid behavior. Stupidity can be a vital aspect to the learning process. Expecting people to act rationally and reasonably in ways that you believe to be rational and reasonable is really just stupidity on our part. Let people “do their thing” and appreciate that there is a lesson within every action. People will not stand and sit on my command, nor will they adhere to my rules and my way of life. Expecting them to do so is stupid. Instead, enjoy the circus. Sit on the sidelines and appreciate the entertainment. Appreciate those who make stupidity look like a talent, ever reaching new heights, and achieving new levels of stupidity. We all need grace, especially those of us who run over ourselves with our own vehicles.

Peace, love, and all things, Beef related,

Beefcake

My name is Wilson Horrell, aka “Beefcake”.  I’m a junkie turned sober that found CrossFit, running, and community to be my new addiction. I have no education or experience as a writer, and almost zero knowledge of grammar. I love sitting in front of a computer and spitting it out on paper as it goes through my brain. I hope you enjoy reading, and feel free to reach out or comment at anytime!

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