The Real Secret
I am developing a new frame of mind and outlook in my constant pursuit of stress reduction and management. It's proved to be pretty successful so far, so I thought I'd be a good Samaritan and share "Ming Ming's Secret" with others who may be seeking some relief.
This new way of thinking is geared towards those of us who find ourselves burdened with the curse of being smarter than everyone around us. Rather than taking for granted that everyone thinks the way we do, or cares about each other and our earth as much as we do, just Lower your expectations. Just know and accept that when you walk out your door, you will inevitably run into unconscious schmucks who are unaware that they share this planet with other beings. Rather than allowing your frustration to raise your blood pressure, I suggest we find the love in our hearts to feel sympathy for those who stand in our way. They simply do not know any better. And while they may slow us down by not using their turn signals, not holding doors open, or making us pick up their trash, they will not and cannot stop us from reaching our destinations, literally and figuratively.
Give up on patience and Accept your superiority. You aren't going to teach anyone anything or open anyone's eyes. If you see someone making a gross error or making a task more complicated than it needs to be, it's not your problem. People who want help will ask for it. Otherwise, we should all just mind our own business. If your loved one wants to suck on a cancer stick or balloon into a fat whale, then that is their choice. If the smoke is blowing in your direction, then walk on the other side of the street. If you are in view of a muffin top, a plumber's butt, badly damaged hair, or severe acne, don't pass judgment. Just look the other way.
No one is on your side. Your success is a reminder of their failure. Not everyone can have a throng of wonderfully supportive, loving, non-jealous friends and family. If you do, then you are truly blessed. If you've got only one or two sincerely wonderful people in your life, then you too are truly blessed. But for some, you might find yourself surrounded by people who say all the right things, but they just don't come through for you despite all your efforts to come through for them. Not everyone has the courage or the ability to believe in themselves enough or value their lives enough to pursue what they love or take a risk. When you are happy, they are sad. Don't let their sadness effect you.
Consider yourself an exceptional human being that soars above the average. Statistics do not apply to you. Those other people base all of their decisions on statistics because they are average. You are not. They will never understand. And they will secretly want to hold you down and keep you on their own level of mediocrity. That way they won't have to face any of their own regrets for being cowardly lazy-asses, and they will crush your spirit because it will validate that their way of living life is the most fruitful way, when in fact, their fruit is rotting and moldy and sour.
Keep it a secret. You don't have to make it known to everyone that you are one of us. They don't need to know. You will only make yourself a target for the Evil Eye. Simply cherish that you have the insight to see the bigger picture and you are enlightened to the fact that creativity in any form is life. And just know that while "ignorance is bliss," you will never be truly happy. So just aim for being "not pissed," and be joyfully apathetic. "Expect nothing and always be delighted." This will bring you great peace.
Meditate on this...