I place as much of a premium on my mental well being as my fitness and health.
We live in a very distracting world where many have a difficult time living a responsible life – projecting their misery upon anybody willing and insecure enough to get sucked in to their toxic nightmare of an existence.
While others seem to navigate their way to success and happiness regardless of the hand life has dealt them.
Why is that and what side of the fence do you want to be on?
Ponder this constantly, folks as this is what life is all about – choices and who you associate with.
I care about people – their actions, thoughts and the content of their character.
This doesn’t mean I am some kind of a sap who’s obligated to entertain nonsense and accept the bad habits of others and let them shit all over or infect the quality of life I have worked hard at to achieve.
It’s really not my job to straighten out the world even if I knew how to accomplish this fantastic feat.
Nor am I applying for that job.
However, by keeping my own world sane, productive and happy – I think I am doing my part to make the world a little better through example and associations.
I really don’t care about your political leanings, religious beliefs or your ridiculous conspiracy theories as long as they don’t deprive me of living a free, safe and responsible existence.
I have my own opinions in these areas, of course.
And I share these views with those who have earned my trust.
And not via annoying bumper stickers on my vehicles or in some highly charged, low information emotional rant on social media.
This never seems to accomplish much anyway except to maybe rally the sheep, fringe loons and rabble of the world to a new cause leading nowhere – detracting them from actually channeling the necessary energy to improving their lot in life.
I’m attracted to people and what they claim to stand for based on how they behave in person, treat others and yes, even their cyber/social media presence if i’m inclined to believe what they project.
People I Dig
Folks with a sense of humor who don’t take themselves too seriously
People who smile often with confidence and look you in the eyes
Fiscally responsible people.
Regardless of how much you make, I have found that those who demonstrate the habits of managing their finances well often manage other aspects of their life in a sane and productive manner. If you have a Daughter or Son about to take the plunge into marriage, ask to see the credit score of their betrothed – you will get some highly relevant and factual feedback as to how these people conduct their lives. At the very least, it will open a dialogue into personality traits most are afraid to discuss until the marriage crumbles.
People who practice what they preach
People with good judgement
Those who say what they’re going to do – then actually do it!
Healthy folks who take care of their God given bodies
People who try hard and stick to a meaningful task or goal until complete
Those who take measured action and take calculated risks
Those who learn and improve from failure.
People who show kindness, yet back it up with a position of strength
Playful and open minded people with a strong sense of responsibility
Talented people secure enough to share their skills with others
Folks who are tolerant, but will speak out or take a stand if a situation calls for decisive action.
People I Don’t Dig
People who are victims to their own poor choices and bad habits expecting to be bailed out of every ridiculous situation they create for themselves.
The scatterbrained who refuse to plan past the next 5 minutes
People who live their lives via regurgitated sound bites, media hype, memes and sensational headlines – refusing to weigh the common sense substance of an issue beyond the glittery surface.
Hysterically busy people who celebrate their unorganized dithering as some type of accomplishment, yet in reality have nothing to ultimately show for their haphazard, unfocused efforts
People who are ruled by their mostly unreliable and inconsistent emotions who unsuccessfully “feel” their way through life like children instead of factually addressing issues like an adult.
Those who wallow away all their time in bars or casinos
Those who look to Hollywood for any kind of role model
Low energy entitled people who take way more than they give back to community and country
People who rush to failure repeating the same mistakes over and over – never learning or growing
Over analytical pompous asses who have done nothing, yet demand the world recognize them as experts
The Bottom Line
I have definitely learned a lot from the bad people in life – I have to thank them for helping to powerfully enable me to build my mental armor so as to stay vigilant against any future intrusions into my life.
If you come off as skillful, morally centered, capable, honest, witty, thoughtful and rooted in reality – I welcome you always and will treat you most awesomely.
I am into people who actually do things, know things of value, share useful knowledge/cool experiences, practice what they preach and put their real selves out there.
If you are a phony, lacking in character and social decorum and refuse to deal with reality – I won’t give you the time of day. Either improve your status or stay very far from me.
I won’t pray at the altar of over hyped gurus and overnight experts who shamelessly game the cyber world and project their phoniness to the masses.
I can sniff out frauds, disingenuous characters and snake oil merchants pretty damn quick these days, but it wasn’t always so easy throughout life.
If you just repost and share memes, cat pics, unoriginal content and mirror selfies – I probably won’t be interested in you.
Oh and I make no apologies for being a healthy and capable male of the human species – so I do notice and appreciate the ladies showing off their bods and fitness progress they seem to like sharing with me!
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I’m Mark Mellohusky (mellow-husky)- an often barefoot eternal student of health and physical culture who will not go quietly into the sunset since I have learned how to age gracefully by adopting sane eating strategies, staying strong and lean, moving well and pain-free and conquering nasty fat.
All without spending hours haunting gyms doing sappy low value media celebrated exercises that waste your precious time and stifle progress.
Don’t try to be all things to all people or your quality of life will probably suffer.
There’s a sparkle in my eyes and iron in my thighs!