Stay Away from Positive People
When YouTube suggests a life lesson/motivational video and you click on it.
And sometimes they are really good. But this one started out by saying that if you’re in your twenties and you want to have success later in your life, you should “Make friends with positive people alone“.
The first thing that came to my mind — quite immediately — was: “Make friends with the geeks, the weirdos, the introverts, but stay away from positive people, especially if you’re in your twenties.
Why they suck
I must say if I knew what I know now my life would have been much easier. And I will tell you why this is true: First off, when you’re in your twenties, your understanding of “positive people“ translates into making friends with the cool kids or the party animals that are “always positive“ and up for something that will teach you nothing but how to get in trouble.
The only thing you might get out of this is what not to do when you’re in your twenties. But if you want to take the shortcut and go directly to the real fun part of your life, then stay away from these people, as far as from the coronavirus (at least 6 feet if you’re outdoors, and twice the distance if you’re indoors).
Not if but when you get into trouble because of their stupid ideas, positive people will drop you like a hot potato just to save their asses. And when the trouble is over, they will do as though nothing happened, smile at you (in their positive way), and ask you to lend them some cash. No hard feelings, man (smiling).
Even if they are from wealthy families — the same rule applies — stay away. If they are not weird or wear some funny glasses that don’t fit their faces — just drop them.
Who to be with
Those people that folks consider strange, those that don’t talk much, but always seem to do something, those are the ones you want to socialize with.
And you don’t need to say much, just watch what they’re doing, what kind of ideas they’re having, and ignore the haircut, the pimples — all of that shit, just concentrate on the essence, that those are the ones that are going to accomplish something worthwhile in their lives.
What you get
All the others will be chasing money, building pyramid schemes, and sell you toothpaste and hot water — skip those and go directly to the innovators. And the surprise: You won’t believe just how beautiful these people later in life become.
Maybe not physically, but as true friends and companions, they will be there, and do anything for you. And the best part of it: you may find something, some talent in yourself, you never knew existed, just by observing someone doing something he or she is really passionate about.
There are so many stupid things in life that you have to do involuntarily, this is why there is hardly anything as beautiful as doing something you enjoy doing — every day — whatever your age.