First of all, go read 1000 Awesome Things (I refuse to post a link!) and then we’ll talk…
Back already? All right, here we go…
If you missed it, the post was supposed to contain the #1 most “AWESOME!” thing in the known universe. Bear in mind, this was the culmination of years of “work” on the part of one blogger who had lost his best friend and then found himself kicked to the curb by his high school sweetheart/wife. It was a personal journey out of loserdom and into heroism.
And he did indeed achieve his personal hero quest; millions have bought his books and inflated his personal fortunes – and ego – while enriching their own lives. It has become an “Everybody Wins!” situation.
And the release of #1 was supposed to be a bittersweet moment, enjoyed by a legion of fans at a Toronto bookstore and recorded for posterity by television news crews and journalists.
I would have loved to see their faces when they realized they’d been had. Here it is folks, reprinted in its entirety.
That’s it. One word keeps ringing in my head as I ponder this “post’, “Sopranos”.
Sure, it was Neil Pasricha’s party and he was free to do whatever he wanted to do with it, but COME ON!!!
He had the opportunity to really say something of value to people, something they would have carried with them as they made their own personal journey into the world. Pasricha has named himself the founder of the “AWESOME MOVEMENT“, but when the moment of true leadership arrived, he left his followers twisting in the wind.
I know many of you won’t agree with my stance, but I’m simply being true to myself; I’ve always been the guy who says what EVERYONE ELSE IS THINKING!
I know in my heart of hearts that a LARGE portion of Pasricha’s followers felt letdown by this particular dose of “AWESOME!” Kool-aid.
I’m simply crazy enough to vocalize my outrage.
Have an AWESOME! day folks, mine has just been tainted.
- 1,000 Awesome Things writer winding down beloved blog (ctv.ca)
- On seeing the positive side (wiredal.wordpress.com)
- #2 Remembering how lucky we are to be here right now (balancingme.wordpress.com)