This post is going to be about vanity and how we all think we are more important to others than we are. Thanks to my online friend Barbara Torris for the idea. Here is her quote that brought on this post.
I think it was Eleanor Roosevelt that said, “Don’t worry about what others think of you because they don’t.” It is good to remember that…the world is not looking at us most of the time.
Sometime in my self-illusions, I see RJsCorner solving the world’s problems. Well, not quite that extreme, but I do think I have some pretty serious views that will result in people storming the door of my corner to hear. In reality, I do have a couple hundred serious repeat viewers but I’m pretty sure they have no more influence in the scheme of things than I do. RJsCorner could shut down tomorrow and the world would go on just the same without it.
Now don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with a small dose of vanity. It is a serious part of our dreams and everyone should have dreams even if they do for the most part go unrealized. It’s taking our vanity too seriously is what gets us gets in trouble. The perfect example of that is #CO3.
I can’t let this topic go by without mentioning one of my favorite female composers and singers of the 1970s and that is Carly Simon. Her 1972 song “You’re So Vain” immediately came to mind when I started thinking about his topic. Let’s close with a verse from that song:
#CO3 = Current Oval Office Occupant