It is said that a man is only as good as his past successes. If you do not keep up with changing times than you can become a failure quick. What about all the people that are judged based on what is expected of them instead. Take your favorite athlete. When they come out of college they are, to an extent, judged on their past performances. For the most part, however, they are rated on how well the people (scouts, coaches, media, and even the fans) think they will perform. It is the same for politicians. When we vote for some one due to their past we expect them to perform a certain way in the future. So how are we really judging them and how are we being judged as judges of the ones judging the judged? (????) We judge those that judge them. I feel the need to explain. The media tells us a certain athlete is the best. They should be the number one pick in the upcoming draft. It doesn’t matter what sport. (they are judging) WE as the fans have no problem giving our opinion of the thoughts thrown out on to the air waves. We do like to think we are keeping an eye on them. this being in our own little world of course. Relinquishing our opinion of how well they (the media A.K.A. THE JUDGES) are doing. We do this at work, at home at the local taverns and sports bars even at the local grocery stores. I believe there are moments when I am considered a very good worker. This is definitely based on past and recent production. My future success is expected based solely on past performances. I feel this is fair as long as no one expects more out of me than they are willing to give.
DISCLAIMER: I may not succeed as soon as I would like. I do plan on becoming a success, not only as a writer, but in what ever endeavor I happen to take on. I hope to see you on the radio. blogtalkradio.com/ramblinman