|Dudeist Thoughts #1|
|Written by Chalupa|
|Monday, 24 November 2008 07:48|
Every once in a while I get ambitious and try to write an essay or two. Recently, I wrote up an idea I had about The Big Lebowski and sent it over to the DudesPaper.com. Here is what I came up with. You can also find it posted as a guest column at dudespaper - http://dudespaper.com/id-love-it-if-you-came-over-and-gave-me-notes.html/. Oliver spruced it up a bit and added some pictures.
I'd Love It If You Came Over And Gave Me Notes
The first lesson to be learned can be taken from the Dude. Here's a situation where a friend comes by asking for help. This isn't just any friend, this also happens to be the landlord. Do you really see yourself doing favors for your landlord? To top it off, Marty is someone who isn't too sure of himself. It wouldn't be too hard to stonewall the guy or just blow him off with a lame excuse. In this situation, the Dude is true to his nature and comes through in a time of need. He agrees to attend Marty's performance and help him out with a little constructive criticism.
The second lesson to be learned comes from Marty. We all know how easy it is to be a hero for someone; to be the cavalry that comes and saves the day. It's easy to help others, yet hard to ask for help. It's known that Marty doesn't exactly project cool. He's by no means The Fonz, nor even The Dude, yet he still musters the courage to ask someone he looks up to for help. Doing something like this can be terrifying, humiliating, or maybe even bothersome. Maybe asking for help isn't a big deal at all, but doing so allows someone else to feel needed. If nothing else, asking for help is a great way to accomplish a task or goal, or to fix a problem.
So be on the lookout for ways you can help a fellow Dude or Lady. Be careful your thinking doesn't get so uptight you're too afraid to ask for help yourself.