Cult of Nobody

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Why be somebody when everybody knows nobody is perfect.

Submitted: December 10, 2017

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Submitted: December 10, 2017



The problem with the world today is everybody wants to be somebody special.  People want to find that one thing that will set them apart from the crowd, to get them a little bit of recognition.  But the problem is when everybody is special Nobody is.  You try so hard to exceed at something and when you succeed you look around and see that you are just part of another crowd.


You could spend your whole life looking to outshine others, but there will always be somebody that is just a little bit better then you.  You want to find that one thing that makes you special, but does it really make you special.  A runner is good at running, but there are thousands of people in the world that can run as fast and as far.  A writer pens a master piece and sits back to watch it become a best seller, but how many other books have reached that mark?


Except that you are just part of the crowd a lemming in a world of lemmings and you will find that you are happier.  Stop wasting time attempting to be best and revel in being average.  As a Nobody you may not stand out, but you will have more time to relax.


Let us look at Fred.  Fred was a straight ‘A’ student in school and worked hard in college to maintain that grade.  He graduated and found a job with a large corporation.  He thought all his hard work would pay off with an executive position, maybe a private secretary.  Fred was given an entry level position and forced to work long hours, but he was driven to succeed so Fred worked long hours.  He ignored his wife and kids because he figured he would stand out for all his effort.  Years pass, and Fred becomes worn down, dragging himself home after a ten-hour work day.  Fred had long ago gained the position he wanted, but now he wanted a higher position, he need a higher position to pay for all the stuff he had bought to get the position he was in.


It becomes a circle.  Work hard, dress and act like you have a position and you will get the position, but once you are in the position you now relieve the hours are longer and the pay isn’t that much better.  You remember when you had first started and the times you called off sick just to spend a day with your wife and kids.  Now you are unable to call off because you must be there to cover for the new guy as he calls off to be with his wife and kids.


A Nobody is somebody that relieves that working so hard to succeed only leads to having to work harder to keep your position.  There is always that new guy coming up the ranks that is willing to work harder then you and the bosses know they can pay him a little less then what you make.  The higher you climb the harder you must fight to maintain what you have.  The Nobodies of the world are happy because we have relieved that if you are the bottom Nobody is out to take your position.


Once you relieve that to succeed at life you don’t have to try, just be yourself, a Nobody and have fun you will find you are content and happy.  In closing I would like to ask you all to join the cult of Nobody in our house and be a Nobody also.

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