Don’t be an idiot

What “Our own worst enemy” is about:

As you are chasing your dreams, don’t be an idiot. Just don’t. Being an idiot can take many forms. It takes the form of being your own worst enemy and shooting yourself in the foot, killing your chances to get ahead. But being an idiot also refers to acting like a jerk to others while pursuing your own dreams. Don’t make the pursuit of your own dreams come at the expense of someone else’s dreams.

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I have my own drawer full of idiot moves, some of which make me cringe, nearly cry over, when I think about them. Some of my own bonehead moves have even nearly left me stranded in foreign countries (more than once). But probably my worst idiot moves have happened too close to home, and had affected my family life. Those are the worst of all, when being an idiot affects your family and relationships.

I’ve learned that if you are careful, sharp, and alert when pursuing your dreams and living your life, that you can avoid the mistakes that this idiot has made. But you must be ever vigilant.


“We will always reap what we sow, no more, no less.” ~ Stephen Covey


“Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us.” ~ Bill Watterson, Calvin & Hobbes cartoonist