Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Life on Skid Row (Part II)

Photo Credit: Erica Chang
When I pursued a dual major in Electrical and Computer Engineering at one of the top engineering schools in the nation, I never envisioned my future to be this.. broke and homeless on Skid Row. For lack of a better term, the only way I can truly describe this place is purgatory. Not quite dead, but not quite alive either. Just sort of hopelessly floating in between in some sort of weird chaotic limbo. Somehow, I have managed to exchange a think tank of brilliant minds for drunkards, whores, and junkies. Every day that I am here I ask myself what the hell I did to deserve such a dismal fate. And then of course I remember. In fact, there is even a word for it.. hubris. The moment that you believe yourself to be invincible, is the moment that you become the most vulnerable, and the moment that you will surely fall. You can be quite certain that any ridiculous notions of invincibility have been very successfully purged from my makeup. I will not be making that mistake again. Also, this might sound like some sort of outcry or plea for sympathy, but don’t worry it is not. If anything, receive them as gentle words of caution from someone who has become quite skilled in the art of bad decision making. No one is completely immune to the effects of a life-changing pitfall. Choose your friends very wisely, do the best you can to try and follow the right path, but most of all..

Be humble.

12 comments:

  1. Sound advice any day of the week!

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  2. Excellent advice, Nowhere. (Now where is that "unsubscribe" button.)

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  3. Jasonnazworth5/03/2012

    When you coming back towards Dirt D?  I would love to get the PS2 out and play that fighting game again like old times.   -Mebane, NC

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  4. I don't blame you, my friend.  To be honest, you guys might want to go ahead and tune out. It's not looking pretty.

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  5. It doesn't have to be this way

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  6. No clue, bro. I'm just making this up as I go.

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  7. I brought this on myself.

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  8. Well I think you are being way, way, way too hard on yourself.

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  9. Nothing I can't handle.

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  10. Life is not always easy, eh? That is why we have friends to help us along the way! ;o)

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  11. Indeed. Life can't always be sunshine and rainbows.

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