Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Status Update

“The only thing worse than a social networking junkie who breaks out in a cold sweat if she hasn't updated her page in the past ten seconds is the person (usually it's a guy) who proudly refuses to join Facebook. You know, that same d-bag who held out on getting a cell phone until, like, 2002.” - Andrea Lavinthal, Your So-Called Life

One of my good friends and co-worker gave me a Facebook shout-out on a recent modeling shoot I did (more on that later....)

I don't use Facebook often, so when someone posts about me, I turn it over and over in my mind - like a grain in sand trapped in an avalanche wave. So often our souls are beaches made up of negative moments ...  and the good stuff goes out each day with the tide. Is too much ego detrimental to the human condition? Yes. But those with truly inflated egos in this world are few and far between; the majority of us are just treading water the best we can, and a genuine compliment helps us charge the next set of challenges with a little less fear.

"Each Warrior wants to leave the mark of his will, his signature, on important acts he touches. This is not the voice of ego but of the human spirit, rising up and declaring that it has something to contribute to the solution of the hardest problems, no matter how vexing." - Pat Riley