You don’t owe anyone an explanation

This is the inaugural post of the annual *don’t want to commit to weekly* Self Help Saturdays. πŸ˜‰

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People like to be liked

It’s natural for people to want to be liked. The problem with this is that you’re essentially living life for others…and that, my friends, is no way to live.

People are going to talk about you and form opinions of you – and there’s nothing you can do about it.

Just look at Tiger Woods – he has this squeaky clean image, someone you won’t hesitate to introduce to your parents (unless your name is Elin Nordegren). His recent indiscretions left sponsors abandoning him in droves. He has also announced a hiatus from professional golf for reasons unknown to me.

Your skill on the golf course and on the bed are two separate things. This public-figure-as-role-model mindset is alien to me. Bush (Junior) used cocaine. Clinton smoked cannabis (but didn’t inhale – would love to hear his definition of inhaling and whether it gels with his definition of sex).

I don’t see it as a problem – it’s just a matter of rebranding.

He can always come back as the bad boy playa of golf.

“Tiger Woods – driving the 9″-Wood straight into the hole…all 18 of them”

Just be yourself.

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25 thoughts on “You don’t owe anyone an explanation”

  1. This is a great philosophy.
    A few years ago I heard a great quote; I wish I could remember who said it first: “Your opinion of me is none of my business.”
    Those few words have removed SO MUCH stress from my life! A few times I’ve actually said them out loud to people who really needed to hear, but mostly I just mutter it under my breath while leaving or ignoring a hater.

  2. Random: Merry Christmas! πŸ™‚
    Crash Gordon: Hey that’s a great one. Heh! I love that quote too.
    Cheers for that mate and have a Merry Christmas! πŸ™‚

  3. thenomadGourmand: Oh, my ex ex boss was in town so went out with him for Christmas Eve celebrations. πŸ™‚
    Indeed, you can’t please everyone. πŸ™‚

  4. Merry Christmas guys.
    It’s all go to have philosophy but how many of us live it? Do you wear thongs to work because it’s so damn cool to talk around the office like you are in the beach.

  5. rocket: Haha! Exactly! It’s one of them things that you need to constantly remind yourself about. πŸ˜‰
    No I think it would be damn COLD instead of cool if we were to wear thongs to work. πŸ™‚

  6. you’re right. He’s good in golf and now women. So what?!! Why would his personal life be in the spotlight? He can sleep with tons of women and that doesn’t mean he can’t play golf anymore!

  7. we live for ourself not other people…who da fark them to judge or intefere in our life…
    should i change myself for ur liking????fark those people…

  8. Agreed with you but in Tiger Woods case, I’m guessing Elin didn’t marry him for him to drive his stick into other holes…. πŸ™‚ anyway not blaming the sponsors.. after all when they appoint you as ambassador its not just because of your skill in your chosen sport.. if it were so Mike Tyson would have been awash with endorsement when he was on top of his game.. and i can’t remembered if he was tapped for any endorsements…

  9. eiling: Yeah, exactly. Those are my sentiments. I don’t know why everyone is slamming him, if he’s good at golf, he’s good at golf. I don’t give a a fuck (no pun intended) if he’s good in bed. I watch him coz he’s good at golf, not good in the sack. I don’t think I want to see that. πŸ˜‰
    ah nel: Yeah! I always go “Who the hell are you to tell me how to live” and “I don’t give a fuck what you think about me” but Crash Gordon is more diplomatic with his “Your opinion of me is none of my business”. Heh! πŸ™‚
    eksk: Heh! I know, it’s all about the Bens ($) for Elin. πŸ˜‰
    Oh well, clients will always be clients, wanting to be seen as clean and all that.
    Perhaps he should look for sponsors who’s not afriad of controversy. πŸ™‚

  10. Come on guys, monogamy is a failed experiment. That’s just a silly idea, one cat for the rest of your life, and I am sure chicks are the same, there is only so many things you can do with one stick, eventually you will get sick of it too.
    As for thong at the work place, yeah, it’s good mate. You shouold try it. Follow my lead, don’t iron your clothes, wear shorts and things. As long as you have a killer hair cut, and doesn’t smell too bad, chicks will throw themselves at you.

  11. Some time ago, I did need to buy a good house for my business but I did not earn enough cash and could not buy something. Thank goodness my brother suggested to try to take the credit loans at creditors. Hence, I did so and used to be happy with my term loan.


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