Don’t Concentrate on the Finger

I hope I was able to find the Bruce Lee video I needed. If not, you will still be able to follow what I say…hopefully…unless, of course, people miss the point AGAIN.

A while back I posted a video blog about how to not take rejection personally. In this video, I mentioned a woman that I met at a coffee house called the Daily Grind, using my interaction with her as an example of rejection.

The results of this video? An unmitigated disaster. One guy commented, “Dude, she is leading you on.” Another guy became fixated on the fact that I said she bought me “tea” when I said we met at a “COFFEE house.” He insisted that this mix-up of the MOST MINUTE, INSIGNIFICANT DETAIL OF THE STORY meant that every single detail was murky. Then he went on to ask if I were “sure” I wanted just friendship and not romance with this woman…all because I said “coffee” when I meant “tea.”

First of all, Daily Grind serves both. Second, by grinding on these details, both of them missed the entire point of the blog. The point was DEALING WITH REJECTION, and the story about the woman was AN EXAMPLE OF BEING REJECTED.

It’s kind of sad how they could both miss such a simple point. Furthermore, it’s even more depressing to think about how many other blogs they must have misinterpreted because they aren’t all as easy to grasp as that one.

Here is my suggestion to you all: please, before you comment on my blogs or videos, make sure you know what is actually being said. Read or watch as many times as you need. When you leave a comment that has NOTHING to do with the topic being discussed, it just makes you look…well, not so bright.

Actually, you know what? I’m a nice guy; some would say to a fault. I can help you out here. Going forward, any comments that have nothing to do with the subject will be removed.

And no, that has nothing to do with me being a wuss who can’t handle criticism or “reality.” It has EVERYTHING to do with wanting us to keep our eye on the moon…not the finger.

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About Steve Grogan

I am 40 years old, divorced, and a father of four kids. I am a practitioner of a self-defense system called wing chun kung fu. My other hobbies include writing, playing guitar, reading, watching movies, and listening to music. Recently I have gotten back into fitness, and this time I am DETERMINED to get the washboard abs...whether my metabolism will cooperate with me or not! The purpose of this blog is to write not only about my hobbies, but also about whatever crosses my mind, whether it is something I don't understand or something that aggravates me. So join me as I indulge my tendency to think too much about topics that don't usually cross anyone else's mind!
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