Friday at work I was bored out of my mind, having cut and paste the same text for the 50th time. So, I went on a brain break. This is how Angie operates:
None-the-less, I’m inspired…I’m thinking there’s four types of people:
1. Ferris Buellers
2. Principal Rooneys
The Ferris Buellers just want to live life on their terms. They want to experience as much as they can. They don’t want to cause problems, but if you fence them in, they’re forced to. They’re smart, they accomplish shit tons, and they have fun doing it. Ferris Buellers are sprinting along in life. They don’t expect you to always sprint along with them. Feel free to walk a lap, they’ll come back around. You can sprint laps with them when you feel up to it. They love company. But know that their glass is half full. They don’t deny things can suck, but they’re determined to make lemonade out of lemons. They’re interested in strengths, not flaws. Potential turns them on. They love people, and people love them. They draw people to them effortlessly because it feels good to be in their light!
On the flip side are Principal Rooneys. Unhappy people who are bitter and angry about the Ferris Buellers. They resent their joie de vivre. Resent their success (which they assume incorrectly is unearned and only because the Ferris Buellers are popular). They get preoccupied by the Ferris Buellers’ process. “Why should they get to do X, Y, and Z?” They spend time trying to find and log the Ferris Buellers’ mistakes. They’re busy working and slaving. They resent everything the Ferris Buellers do and how they do it. They think, maybe they’d have time to do more if they didn’t have to watch what the Ferris Buellers were doing all the time! True. True. Their glass is half empty. They don’t understand why nobody wants to be around them. I mean, who wouldn’t want to be around someone preoccupied with the faults of other people? Other people are just mean.
Then there’s Camerons. Camerons are a little quiet and a bit sullen, but they can’t help but admit, dammit, the Ferris Buellers make them feel better about themselves! They like being around the Ferris Buellers. They’re not necessarily go-getters, but when they sprint a lap with the Ferris Buellers, they go! And they get! Sometimes, they get resentful of how easy it looks for the Ferris Buellers, but they recognize that that’s not the Ferris’ fault.
And there’s the Sloanes. Sloanes are quiet too, but they’re not sullen. They know they can’t sprint along beside the Ferris Buellers all the time, but they love watching them run. They’ll even stretch, warm up, and sprint as many as they can. They love feeling the warmth and sunlight coming off the Ferris’. They have weaknesses, but they recognize that their weaknesses feel smaller or insignificant when they’re with the Ferris Buehlers. They love tagging along to experience life in a way they couldn’t facilitate for themselves. Ahhhh. Goodness.
I’ll give you one guess who I am.
I’m having a shirt made that says, “I wanna’ be a fry cook on Mars.”
Who are you? Who do you want to be?