Since the beginning of time, mankind has been trying to figure out the meaning of life. Well, I don’t have the answer to that but I have discovered the meaning of a new concept. The meaning of lyfe. But what is lyfe? Allow me to take a moment and explain this new phenomenon. Walk with me.
Lyfe is the struggle. It’s the failures. It is pure disappointment. You experience Lyfe everyday and I bet you didn’t even know it. When you order McDonald’s and they forget the sweet and sour sauce. Half way through your day you realize that you’re missing the back of your earring. You get that text that says you’ve gone over your cell phones data for the month. Lyfe.
I could rattle off examples all day long and I’m for sure about to but Lyfe is more than just failing. Lyfe is the acknowledgment of failure. It’s the acceptance and embracing of the struggle. Lyfe is about basking in defeat. Taking an L with pride.
You walk back to your car and find a parking ticket on your windshield. You bite into a hot pocket and burn your tongue. You get to the deli late and they’re out of everything bagels. You favorite song finally comes on shuffle, as you just pulled into your driveway. You pour yourself a bowl of cereal only to check the refrigerator and find out you have no more milk. Lyfe. Also real quick, if you pour your milk in BEFORE you pour the cereal you’re a psychopath. Get off of Deadseriousness and turn yourself in to the local police. I know you have at least one murder under your belt.
Lyfe is a lifestyle. I think that’s a pun. It’s a full time job. It’s a commitment. It’s something you have to eat, sleep and breathe. It is all encompassing. Once you fully adopt this new way of thinking, your life improves significantly. The hardships no longer seem so hard. The loses don’t matter as much.
You drop your phone and crack the screen. So what? You find a hair in your burger. Who cares? You roll into the train station as the train is pulling away. It happens. You fire off a late night “come over” text and get no love. Shrug it off. That’s Lyfe.
This isn’t the idea of diminishing sorrow and disappointment. It’s coping with it. It’s taking those mountains and bringing them back down to molehills. Want to know how I wake up every morning with these killer traps? Shrugging all day long.
Your favorite baseball team loses in the bottom of the 9th inning. You accidentally like an exes photo on Instagram. You destroy the bathroom at work. You step in gum. Your left ear bud just stops playing sounds. You put a dollar into the vending machine and your Fritos get stuck. You genuinely enjoy Nick Cannon. You wake up in the morning next to a woman who’s old enough to remember the Great Depression. Lyfe.
That last example might be more exclusive to me but I think you get the point I’m making. This is a huge discovery. The meaning of Lyfe. Spread the word.