Fake it, ‘Til you Make it

Stardate: 4th September 2014

“Get real!”

We applaud children for their ability to pretend. We pay actors hundreds of thousands of dollars for the same ability… All-the-while, crying down our fellow adults for not being ‘real’ enough. Humans are so confused… so very confused.

There is a place for fake.

For example:
The customer isn’t always right.

Sometimes the customer is a cunt. But being a good businessperson means slapping on your most sincere pretend smile, spreading your imaginary broad back even broader, and rolling with it.


Sometimes, your life decisions go against the grain…leaving you as your only supporter.

Sometimes, ‘here’ is the last place you want to be.

Sometimes, you’re broke and hungry.

Sometimes, you’re unhappy. But, becoming the success you know you can be means slapping on that fake confidence, rubbing that pretend-full tummy, and sauntering cooly in to the belly of the beast… Cus if you wore your true circumstance outwardly, it would remain your reality.

Fake it til you make it.
Make-believe isn’t only a childhood indulgence.

-Corey “Narkissos” Springer

The Meaning of Life.

…is a semi-misleading title for this entry.

Stardate: 11th August 2014

Convo with a friend last night:
Her: “[…] So happy to be surrounded by good people.”
Me: “I’m not a good person.” (Sidenote: Truly, I’ve never considered myself bad or good… I’ve always lived to be the best. Nothing more or less.)
Her: “But you are. A lot of people think a good person is a saint: someone who does no wrong. But good people do wrong, much like smart people sometimes say stupid things. What makes you a good person is: knowing yourself, your true self, faults and all… Being conscious of and cknowledging them; doing good for others. For as long as I’ve known you, you’ve always done good for others.”

I’ll be honest… I wasn’t expecting any of what she said. But, it could not have come at a better time. So, let me pass on my appended footnotes:

– Figure out who you are.
– Do what you can for others.
– Live to be the best you, you can be.
– Expect to fail many times over. Be prepared to be fine with that.
– Be fine with people judging you. Don’t ever let their judgements become your perspective… Because perspective becomes your reality. (I’ve failed here a number of times. What’s that saying about a hundred frenchmen, or hearing something enough times? Yea… I started to drink that koolaid. No bueno!)

We aren’t perfect.
Many pretend to be.

nobody perfect

‪#‎AintNobodyGotsTimeForThat‬ however.

-Corey “Narkissos” Springer

My personal journey with Christ

Stardate: 3rd July 2014

Some people aren’t aware of my lifelong personal journey with Christ.

“Corey? Not him. He drinks. He has tattoos. He cusses. He has sex. He isn’t shit.” – And they say that Christians are judgemental?

Ironic… since it isn’t the Christians whose lips are flapping.

On the flip side, some people know about my belief structure… but think it beneath me. “An intellectual that believes in a floating zombie in the sky? He can’t be as intelligent as we used to think. I can’t respect him.”

Both sides of the coin are fine. I accept them…as each of you that has a personal spiritual journey and guide should. Why? Because it’s personal.

Follow your path. Neglect not your spirit, whatever the avenue to spiritual nourishment you align with happens to be.

Ignore the naysayers. Abstain from warring over who’s right or wrong. Nobody is…and everybody is.

Find that elusive peace among the infinite conflict of today’s supramaximally-paced rat race of a world.

Find peace, and flourish.


Yours in fitness,
-Corey “Narkissos” Springer