Posts Tagged ‘George Papadapolis’

alex_karras“It takes more courage to reveal insecurities than to hide them, more strength to relate to people than to dominate them, more ‘manhood’ to abide by thought-out principles rather than blind reflex. Toughness is in the soul and spirit, not in muscles and an immature mind.” -Alex Karras

Alex Karras AKA George Papadapolis was a former NFL star and more notably the adopted father of everyone’s favorite little guy Webster on TV. I really don’t know much about him otherwise, but that he made one of the best quotes I’ve ever heard in my life…

If you think about the words he said above and look in yourself to see what you are then you’ll learn a lot about yourself.

insecurity“It takes courage to reveal insecurities” I’m the type of person who gets people so open that they reveal a lot to me because I’m so open about myself to them. I’m not ashamed to admit I’m insecure about myself, but I’m confident enough to admit my insecurities, my faults and of course my opinion. That’s what makes ME, ME and it does take more strength to relate to people than to dominate them.” It’s true… No point in dominating someone if you can’t relate to them. Most people with this type of personality think they’re awesome and walk around thinking they’re great and everything is great in their own heads, but the reality is you’re just as funny style as the people they dominate. If you don’t play along with them they “react” rather than try to “relate” and conflict occurs.  Think of it this way, if you’re the dickhead always dictating the way things should go and people just do it to appease you, then you’re not making anyone happy, but yourself and people with that “self-serving” attitude don’t have much of a backbone at all because the thing in them that makes them act like that is what we call “insecurities” and we all have them, but when you repress your insecurities you tend to try to be over-bearing and dominant for the wrong reasons…

blind“More ‘manhood’ to abide by thought-out principles rather than blind reflex.” This is a statement that is cause for debate with me because the context of it is vague… A “thought-out principles” can be our own way of thinking that is rational and planned, while a “blind reflex” can be interpreted as old thinking that you just roll with and feel is common place, like blindly following religious faith when you don’t actually believe in it. People base their principles on various ideals and influences, that sort of make them blindly follow a certain path. It’s your classic “blind leading the blind” syndrome. You go through life only following what the person ahead of you knows and that becomes your path in life… That person may have had a good life, but that’s not your life at all at the end of the day. Following blindly, to me, is not only stupid, but doesn’t show strength at all. To be one with yourself you have to set goals and aspirations that you feel will ultimately make you happy and that is a sign of strength… All I’m saying is to not doubt yourself or what you’re capable of. If you feel in your heart and mind that you can do it, it will get it done and there’s no need to follow blindly down a path you may have not wanted!

Toughness is in the soul and spirit, not in muscles and an immature mind.” I’m the type to brush it off my shoulder most of the time. Yeah I get frustrated… Yeah I’ve been down and out… Yeah I’ve gone through the wash, but I don’t let to take a toll out on my soul… As much as I may complain or nag about my issues or my insecurities there’s always one constant that keeps me from giving in to all the shit and that’s  my  spirit… Naysayers and people with negative perspectives have always tried to hinder my ultimate goal, which is to become something you haven’t become, so I strive to  I constantly try to out do what hasn’t been done… You can have all the muscle of a power lifter, but when you can’t react maturely to a situation , where does that leave you later on in life? Do you have the balls to face the challenges of the real world or do you just run, hide and conform to the shit you’re already found yourself mired in?

real-world-logoMe?  Never… The real world isn’t a challenge to me. I’ve been tested out here and I’ve passed and I’m not content with it. Reaching my dreams and aspirations is the only challenge I have left. I hate to bring it back to my passion for more, but that’s where it all leads. If you’re contention with comfortable living (which has become the downfall of this economy and society) then, to me, you’re not someone I can really fuck with as I rise up. If you feel that your 401K, annuity and trust fund is your future, I feel bad for you because that shit is just like you’re saving up to die and ultimately you’re on the fast track to mediocrity…

I can’t live like that, I want to live laugh, love and attain all the fruits of my labor and share it with my people…

Call me crazy, but  George Papadapolis made a very great point in his words. ===>  It takes “strength” and a very unique person to actually deal with it all and come out on top on their own terms. I’d like to consider myself one of those people. What about you?

-H Diddy Blogger… Out

P.S.: excuse me if I got a little too philosophical, but this was a daam good quote 😉

…:::MOOD MUSIC:::…

“See I kill it and deliver, but I feel I’m so far from my prime that I feel like I’m a beginner/ But I’m so far from the worst that I feel like I’m the BEST/ So many people falling off; I feel like I’m what’s NEXT/ I feel that when I get there; the public will ACCEPT/ I feel like when I get there; the other will get VEXED/ So I keep a platform up under me & I spit the TRUTH and I ain’t hating on tobacco companies…” -Nickelus F

D/L: ===> Nickelus F – The People Say (Produced by M.Rell)

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