I read a quote the other day that was very straight forward, had some foul language and probably even insulted a few people; however, the mentality and meaning of the quote was the proper way to view the situation. The quote was slapped on a picture of someone who was in fantastic shape, I will not bore you with the details of whether it was a man or woman in the picture because it is irrelevant, so who cares, and the quote said Now the last part which I have underlined may be taking it over the top but regardless the first section of the quote rings true
“F**K YEAH I’LL SHOW OFF THE BODY I SLAVED FOR. You can cry all day about my so-called arrogance but if you worked as hard as I did for what I have you would be flaunting it too. Enjoy your Jealousy. I’ll enjoy looking good.” I read this quote the other day and originally thought it was a little too straight forward but after a bit more pondering I realized that the mentality and meaning of the quote was the proper way to view the situation. The quote was slapped on a picture of someone who was in fantastic shape, I will not bore you with the details of whether it was a man or woman in the picture because it is irrelevant. Regardless of who is in the picture or whether the language is too explicit the quote itself rings true. How often in our lives do we see someone out at the mall, gym or wherever wearing something that we would consider to be “showing off” their figure and physique only to turn up our noses at them and call them, arrogant, self-centered, full of themselves or an outright ass? It happens every single day, but what we fail to realize or what we forget is that person not only has worked but continues to work their butt off to be in shape and are proud of what they have accomplished. Are we not proud of our accomplishments that we work so hard for? What differs from the accomplishments we attain to our figure to the exam you studied your butt off for to get an “A” or that promotion you got after putting in all those twelve hour days? The answer is simple…. NOTHING!
For anyone that is still having a difficult time seeing the light, let me put it this way. Would you expect a self-made business tycoon that worked extremely hard for their success and wealth to drive a second hand beat up car and live in a trailer just to hide their accomplishments to the rest of the world? No…. so why would you expect to see someone wearing an oversized coat or a two sizes too big sweater just to hide their physique? Being proud is not being self-centered and arrogant, being proud is just human nature. All in all the moral of the story is… go ahead, be proud and show off what you have earned because, well………. you earned it!