Do You Want To Be Somebody Else?

Huggybear's Stories
September 13-19 Edition

July 7, 2014

Somebody told me he wanted to be like me. He meant someone who has an air of mystery and has traveled to a lot of places. I look at people, I told him, and I try to emulate that things I see that are good and practical to me. But, I made it clear, I don't ever want to be somebody else. I am who I am and I'm not who I'm not, and that's fine with me. I like it that way. That works for me.

July 4, 2014

This is going to be one of my best weekend ever.

We can all go home because it's the Fourth of July. a holiday in the U.S. where the clients are based.  All we did to do is to sign in for attendance. Here's the catch: we have to sign out in the morning. I asked what if I don't. Nobody knew. I watched Oblivion on HBO on the pantry first, wanting to rush home but wanting to avoid the elevator crowd. I haven't even known about this movie. There's Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman and a girl who looks like Joseph Gordon Levitt. There's a scene where the flying battle droids have invaded their camp.


It made me think of how we let people into our life and how they affect us from within. In my mind is the idea of an inner sanctuary. It is only for myself and me alone, inviolable and inpenetrable. It is my own holy of holies. My own fortress of solitude. I will be on my own in a place that is truly my own.


"The game of basketball has been everything to me. My place of refuge, place I've always gone where I needed comfort and peace. It's been the site of intense pain and the most intense feelings of joy and satisfaction. It's a relationship that has evolved over time, given me the greatest respect and love for the game." ~ Michael Jordan
"All the evidence that we have indicates that it is reasonable to assume in practically every human being, and certainly in almost every newborn baby, that there is an active will toward health, an impulse towards growth, or towards the actualization." ~ Abraham Maslow
I'm a student of human nature; I would observe people to emulate the things that I would want for myself, like Michael Jordan's attitude of pushing yourself beyond your limits and never giving up even when things look hopeless.
"Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it." ~ Bruce Lee
"I think music in itself is healing. It's an explosive expression of humanity. It's something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we're from, everyone loves music." ~ Billy Joel