To be successful in life, you have to follow one very important rule: Don’t be a freak.
So many people in the world become failures because they can’t stop acting like freaks. As comical as that might sound, it’s one of the great tragedies of society. People keep throwing all of their talents and potential out the window.
Take Anthony “Mooch” Scaramucci for example. He really had it made. He was a self-made millionaire, had a charming personality on camera, and was a close ally of President Donald Trump. Recently, he was honored by receiving a job at the White House by Donald Trump as Communications Director. It was a really wonderful opportunity that most people would have killed for. It was a chance to shine in public, build a personal brand, make really important allies at the White House, and many other things. Unfortunately, the “Mooch” squandered his big chance.
As soon as the Mooch got the job, he got arrogant and started blasting everyone in Trump’s administration. He said vulgar things in jest, made rude remarks and constantly attacked people. He pretended that it was all part of his “rebellious” personality and that nobody should really take his comments seriously. But the public did take him seriously. Ultimately, he got fired in less than a week. Let me repeat that in case you weren’t paying attention: He got fired in less than a week.
Don’t be the Mooch and don’t act like a freak. You can have some of the greatest chances in the world to do great things, but if you start doing weird shit then you’re going to fail.
Think of it this way: The universe is one giant conspiracy against people who choose to be weird. Think of all the losers you knew at school: They were losers because of the way they acted, dressed, walked, and talked. They don’t have to be that way, but they did it anyway and were probably very unpopular because of it.
If you want to succeed in anything, you have to ignore the urges to separate yourself from the flock. You have to be like everyone else in most respects and strictly follow what’s socially acceptable. If you don’t — unless you’re some kind of genius, which you’re probably not — then you are going to fail.