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Having Bad Genetics Is The Shit

Having Bad Genetics Is The Shit

It sucks not being the popular guy in high school. It sucks not being the most admired athlete. It sucks not having the best clothes. It sucks being ugly.

That all fucking sucks.

Feel free to curse God and cry in your sleep. That’s what I did several years ago. I grew up hating myself.

You have nothing in your life? You have no idea how lucky you are.

My dad worked his ass off throughout my entire life. I never received any money from him. I never got some sort of special treatment. I was never spoiled.

I grew up being pretty chubby and I sucked at sports. That’s all good. I never thought I was better than anyone and that taught me humility.

I grew up with terrible shyness and insecurities. Thank God. I learned how to be empathetic. I learned the importance of listening over talking.

Lets say that you are fat. Maybe you’re poor. You might be loser as well. You have no idea how to talk to girls. Whatever.

You have one option my friend. You have to learn how to overcome that. That’s your reality and that fate will save your life in the long run.

Eighty percent of millionaires are first made. They weren’t born with rich parents who gave them everything. They did it themselves.

People who are born with everything go through life with fear. They are scared to lose everything they have.

Why are they so scared?

They never learned how to achieve those things in the first place. They know that one day everything will go to shit.

Nothing lasts. Money will run out. Our bodies deteriorate. Beauty fades. Those people will be fucked that day.

I’m so grateful I had to overcome being chubby. I’m so thankful I never took any shortcuts. It took me eight years to learn how to become ripped.

I’m not scared of losing my physical appearance. I already lost it twice. I won’t get into details. Simply check this picture and this picture.

I could lose a fucking arm and I wouldn’t care. I would still go to the gym and maintain my physical appearance.

I know I can recover. I know I can do this. I will gladly do it again and again. I will simply grow stronger each time.

Question of the Week: What’s the meaning of life? Haha. I’m kidding. What’s your favorite fantasy book?

My Answer: I’m currently reading The Name of the Wind and I can’t stop. It’s like I’m watching the greatest movie in my head. It has magic in it so you know how I go nuts for anything that involves wizards.

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  • Mr. N April 4, 2014, 12:22 pm

    You were right about your email man. This might be your best post so far! Good read! It goes very well with this week’s video too!

    I’ll think about a book to recommend : )

  • Ludvig Sunström April 4, 2014, 1:32 pm

    Hey Sebastian,

    I’ll tell you the same thing as before:

    Favorite novel: Fountainhead, The Godfather, Fools Die (both from Mario Puzo). I read fountainhead recently, the rest I read when I was much younger.

    Favorite science fiction: Haven’t read much of it. A book called Bill, The Galactic Hero, by a rather prolific science fiction writer (forgot his name), comes to mind.

    I might someday read Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. It seems good. Douglas Adams, the author, was a fascinating guy.

    • Shots of Insight April 4, 2014, 7:36 pm

      I’m ignorant.

      I might’ve written the question wrong. There’s a difference between science fiction and fantasy? I thought science fiction applied to anything that wasn’t real.

      • Ludvig Sunström April 8, 2014, 3:07 pm

        Haha. I’m note sure!

        I associate fantasy with books like Lord of the Rings, or the David Eddings books. Science fiction I associate with space and futuristic scenarios of machines.

        • Shots of Insight April 9, 2014, 5:43 am

          I definitely meant fantasy then. I’m not into futuristic stuff at all, quite the opposite.

  • jamie flexman April 4, 2014, 5:21 pm

    I don’t read science fiction, but I suppose horror is the closest genre and I loved the Stephen King book ‘Desperation’.

    That reminds me, I need to get me some more King books as I’m finding my proper reading mojo once again after several years of internet only reading.

    • Shots of Insight April 4, 2014, 7:37 pm

      I might give horror a try. I never thought I would enjoy reading a fantasy novel, and I did, so who knows what I’ll like next.

    • Ludvig Sunström April 8, 2014, 3:07 pm

      Interesting. A woman told me about that book a few days ago.

  • Walt April 5, 2014, 5:09 am

    I can relate to this, but I’ve never blamed genetics or things that I can’t change.

    • Walt April 5, 2014, 5:10 am

      Forgot to respond, sorry, I don’t read fantasy/fiction what so ever..

    • Shots of Insight April 6, 2014, 11:14 am

      Good for you man, back when I was 9 years old, I used to blame God/fate/destiny/the universe for everything.

      I didn’t take responsibility for my life until I was 14.

      • Hugo April 6, 2014, 6:59 pm

        At 14? Damn, that’s still pretty early by today’s standards, seeing as I know a few 25 year old guys still chilling at home and pondering whats for dinner.

        • Shots of Insight April 6, 2014, 9:36 pm

          Believe it or not man, one of those “moments” when my life changed, was when I watched The Secret.

          That movie had such a huge impact on my life that I had “Faith” tattooed in my arm a couple of weeks later.

          I was 14 then. My life has been going uphill ever since then.

        • Shots of Insight April 6, 2014, 9:39 pm

          A big reason why I love “magical books” is because of that tattoo.

          My life has changed so much since I was 14 and I did it all with my mind.

          Call me insane in the head.

          I truly believe that if you train your mind for years, maybe a lifetime, then things such as “magic” and “miracles” are possible to learn.

          I’m shocked as to the things I’ve been able to do over the years.

          • Hugo April 6, 2014, 11:57 pm

            That’s badass, to get that tatooed early on. I watched The Secret too, but it seemed a little odd to me, a bit too supernatural. It wasn’t until later that I realised some of its more core teachings.

            Depends what your context of miracles are.

          • Shots of Insight April 9, 2014, 5:44 am

            Well, a friend of mine once told me that he was scared of getting old. I told him that if we kept training our minds, but the time we’re 60s, we’ll be able to bend poles with our minds.

            ; )

  • Chelo April 5, 2014, 3:33 pm

    “I could lose a fucking arm and I wouldn’t care. I would still go to the gym and maintain my physical appearance.”

    That’s deep. I imagined it all in my head.

    Great post dear sir.

  • Samantha April 5, 2014, 4:32 pm

    Harry Potter duh ; )

    • Shots of Insight April 6, 2014, 11:12 am

      I liked the movies, but I don’t know, I’ve never been tempted by the books.

      Maybe cause they’re so popular and mainstream.


  • Hugo April 6, 2014, 6:57 pm

    S, kudos. You’re reeling me in every Friday lately, hah.

    Not having everything means that you can truly call your own accomplishment as yours. If someone were self made, I am sure there is possibly no greater feeling, knowing that you have personally survived the struggles and tribulations of your own journey. I have great respect for those who have come from the bottom of the barrel to the cream of the crop.

    Honestly, havnt touched a fiction book in awhile, but I used to be an avid reader of “Deltora Quest”.

    • Shots of Insight April 7, 2014, 6:47 am

      Interesting, I’m reading the book’s description right now.

      “Knowing that you have personally survived the struggles and tribulations of your own journey”

      And knowing that you could survive if everything fell apart again. No fear.

  • Aqilah Norazman April 7, 2014, 5:53 pm

    Two things. :)

    Eighty percent of millionaires are first made. They weren’t born with rich parents who gave them everything. They did it themselves. – This is awesome, brother.

    Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini.

  • Wan April 10, 2014, 4:53 am

    That X-ray with some kind of rod inside your body made me shiver…

    Glad that you’re okay and aspire to become stronger and stronger.

    My favorite fantasy book is definitely the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Although, I couldn’t understand the archaic language Tolkien used because I was still in high school at that time (bad English knowledge much).

    • Shots of Insight April 10, 2014, 8:10 am

      I thought you would appreciate that more, being a med student.

      Well, Lord of the Rings is my favorite movie, so I might consider that.

  • Riz April 27, 2014, 9:46 am

    As I was reading this, I was literally thinking of a certain character from the series A Song of Ice and Fire (the series HBOs Game of Thrones is based on).

    Then you asked, which fantasy novel should you read…without question, A Song of Ice and Fire! I can’t believe someone’s brain came up with the story, and all the great characters.

    Each chapter is written from a different person’s perspective, and it is absolutely brilliant…

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