The Privileged Parky

Many people on this earth are struggling. It could be your neighbor, your friend, your co-worker. It could be you. Yes, there are so many people that have difficult lives. I am not one of them.

I’ve done nothing extraordinary to deserve this comfortable life. I’ve worked hard. But so have so many others. I’m not particularly smart. I’m not particularly talented. I’m not particularly athletic. I went through some stuff in the past, but overall life has been very, very good to me. In short, I’m one Privileged Parky.

This makes we want to give back. But how?

First of all, I think I need to not limit myself on account of my lack of any exceptional attributes. This is no excuse. There is plenty I can do.

Share my perspective – I really do think that seeing the world through the lens of chronic illness gives me some interesting and useful insights. These I plan to continue sharing as long as I think they are doing some good.

Tell it like it is – The truth can hurt. A lot. But it’s the only way to move forward. I’m trying to be as truthful and honest as I can. I’m trying to confront the hell out of myself as well. So maybe we can learn together, my faithful readers.

Demonstrate what is possible -I’m not suggesting that I’m better than anyone else when I write about my successes. I’m only trying to give people hope of what is possible despite chronic illness. I know that everyone’s situation is different and what works for one may not work for another. Also, I will eventually fail. It’s part of the process. I hope I’m bold enough to write about that too, with the same level of bravado.

Be a good member of the community – I plan to be the best husband, father, colleague I can be. I owe nothing less.

What else can we do? Well, I think the sky really is the limit. We shall see. Together.

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