Abraham Lincoln was full of shit.
It’s very easy to become complacent. Whether it be at your job, in a relationship, with a sports team, or whatever. That complacency can easily devolve to I-don’t-give-a-whatever. That’s a dangerous place to be.
I want to punch people in the face who run the quote of good things coming to those who wait. What has anyone ever enjoyed as a result of merely sitting back and waiting, except for a good sunset or sunrise? If we’re talking quotes, let’s face facts: Mahatma Gandhi nailed it. “Be the change you want to see in the world”. If you’re unhappy with something, get off your ass and do something about it. This has always been something that needs emphasized, but now more than ever with the ongoing pussification of America.
If you’re not waking up every day looking for a way to have your life be better at the end of the day, then you’re just taking up space and air. If that fire inside isn’t burning, you’re doing something wrong. Nobody has ever made change happen just by sitting on their ass. It’s the equivalent of the walkers in a 5K taking up space and being in the way of the runners, except that the walkers are at least getting up off of the couch and giving enough a damn to do something.
If you’re unhappy with something in your job, relationship, or whatever – figure out a way to resolve it and make the situation better. If that’s not possible, then either make due, or go find something else. Don’t just sit back and expect that it’s going to change on its own. That’s just as bad as sitting back and expecting things to be handed to you without working for anything. Don’t be that person. Sense of entitlement is a real MFer.