The Bigger Man
My mother always told me to take the high road. "Forgive and forget, son. Don't harbor any hate or hold grudges. Life is too short for the foolishness." Not only did she preach it, she practices it as well. Forgiving is very tough, and forgetting is damn near impossible. I'm trying to figure out how to do both, and do them consistently throughout the rest of my life. These last three years have been trying to say the least, and I've found myself severing ties with a few friends and business partners. I couldn't understand why people were so cool with the way they were being treated in this comedy game. It seemed like people just accepted that sometimes you just get screwed over. That's the business. Suck it up and move on. I wasn't having that. And I've recently realized that I'm now on the outside looking in. I haven't been booked for a show in months, and I know for a fact that it's because of the way I've handled myself in the past when I felt I was being mistreated. I still think I had every right to be upset about some things, but for the sake of my career, I've should've swallowed my pride. I should've been more professional. I should've been the better man. Are those bridges burned? To a crisp. But I'm going to try my best to repair them, because I'm nothing without connections. I could be the funniest around( I am), but that means nothing if I don't have the opportunity to show it. I'll be making my rounds, personally apologizing to people for my actions, even if I was the one that was right. That's what being the bigger man is all about.