Being an amateur boxer and a struggling writer, I’m not exactly the epitome of success. Whilst I have accomplishments in my life that I am proud of, it’s not ones that I publicly flaunt largely due my insecurity with the concept of success.
One certain quality I do despise in people, is the “hate-culture” or more commonly referred to as “haters”.
A while ago, a friend of mine sent me a clip of a self-proclaimed YouTube Celebrity and Hollywood Fitness Instructor by the name of “Kinobody”, pointing out to me how the individual was the epitome of “douchebaggery” and “flaunting his inherited wealth”.
Being the curious cat that I am, I figured why not; I’ll give it a look.
(Keep in mind, the video is only linked so as not to encourage bullying but rather only cite what my friend shared with me)
I went through his YouTube channel and discovered what seemed an overtly exaggerated “Lifestyle-Channel”, the quality production was almost perfect, I’m sure there were models who were hired for the video, and maybe the cars might have been rented.
Yet, I didn’t understand why my friend was so proudly proclaiming to be taking pleasure that someone finally “put the douchebag in his place”.
See this is where I think my friend is wasting his potential, he’s hating on someone he doesn’t know, shouldn’t care for, and probably his hate has absolutely no real impact on the YouTuber’s life.
The individual will still be a success, whether his wealth is inherited or earned, I found his work to be commendable but not a lifestyle I would follow.
“But don’t you see, this guy just makes a living off portraying a fake lifestyle and basically takes his shirt off every chance he gets. He’s made a living off of telling people to skip breakfast. What a sociopath…”, says my friend.
Urgh…I disagree, mate.
The problem is, I don’t care much for the guy to be disturbed by his lifestyle, it has no impact on me, and in judging him I’m only wasting my mental-energy which I could focus towards improving my writing and mindfulness.
Instead, my friend is horrified that I’m not taking pleasure in this “parody video” he keeps showing me.
The world is full of fakery, masked portrayals , and lifestyle instructors.
Do I care?
Should I care?
Apparently even Vice thought it was worth calling him a “douchebag”.
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Should I judge him, though?
Absolutely not, it has no impact on my life and the people that adhere to his “Fitness Routine” probably go for it because of his excellent marketing skills.
I’m not jealous nor so shallow as to let someone I do not know occupy my mind for undeserving hatred.
The lesson being, if the only thing you have in life is to take pleasure in someone else’s undoing; you might want to reflect on your inner-self a little more.
Find something that fulfils you, so that you’re not concerned or bothered by what someone else is portraying; because why should you, if it’s not hurting anybody else.
Let’s just go on living our life the way it fulfils us, and let others be.