Brad_PittEver notice the way that Tyler Durden can issue an insane beat-down while fist fighting? Dude’s knuckled game is no joke. There’s something so soothing – even enlightening – about the way Tyler can choke a chump out. It’s almost as if the anger feels righteous when his fists fly – like he’s doing the universes work.

I can’t deny that the dude does drop jewels when he lays the law down: “We’re consumers. We are by-products of a lifestyle obsession. Murder, crime, poverty, these things don’t concern me. What concerns me are celebrity magazines, television with 500 channels, some guy’s name on my underwear. Rogaine, Viagra, Olestra.”

Maybe it’s that bad-ass tough rough red leather jacket. Maybe it’s just the testosterone he exudes while he’s letting it all out. But something speaks to me when that twisted tough guy gets going.

Moving on though, my gut tells me that you’re a warm person. You probably want the best for people and you try to keep your actions in alignment with that intention. I dig it. I feel ya. But i bet that there’s one unsuspected sorry soul in your life who you’re probably tossing a Tyler Durden type of beat-down to. Left jab. Right uppercut. Knee to the nose. Ouch.

I wanna’ say it’s not you, it’s me – but really – it’s you! You ever see someone say something about themselves along the lines of “ah, i’m such and idiot – how could i not have seen that coming?” When i hear something like that, i wanna’ wake them up, like “yo, it’s okay, don’t talk to yourself like that, it’s no biggie puffy daddy.” It feels so sad to watch someone disempower themselves like that. But those sorry souls aren’t the only ones who are too tough on themselves.

Us sophisticated Sensophizers beat ourselves up too – we just do it in a more discrete and indirect way. Take me for example. Mr. Jacob Sokol Mack Daddy Sensophizer Whoppity Whoblah Wopptity Doo. I’m committed to living a virtuous, courageous, extraordinary life. I mean, like really, i write a blog on “wisdom” damn it.

Does that mean i’m the wisest dude getting busy in the big apple? Hell no. Does it mean i don’t have moments where i stuff my face with weak food, drink a beer or two too many, and get a little outta’ my character? Nope! Shit happens. It’s inevitable.

Granted for the most part we’re looking to reduce the “shit” splattering, maximize the glory, and consciously respond to everything else in an empowering way.

Ups and downs occur naturally. We’re always gonna’ get ’em – they’re always gonna’ come and go. It’s true even for the ones of us who write blogs on wisdom and go to Jets games with Gary Vaynerchuk.

We’re human and a part of nature. Nature’s patterns oscillate – the oceans’ waves go in and out… the sun comes up and down… the seasons go from hot to cold… That’s the way it works in Mother Nature’s kitchen. So keep this in mind…

When you find yourself feeling like a loser because you’ve read Eckerd Tolle’s A New Earth 18 times in the last 14 months but are having a sour day- skip the ever so righteous Brad Pitt beat down on yourself. Acknowledge it, respect it, and then let it pass by because it most definitely will if you allow it to.