Chump: (n) a foolish or easily deceived person.
Self deception eliminates the possibility of blaming anyone else–and the best ways to be self-deceived are to be arrogant and defensive. I have done both.
I became a chump.
Truthfully, there is no way to avoid becoming a chump unless you acknowledge the parts of yourself that initiate such a transformation. If your Dr. Jekyll does not recognize the stirrings of your Mr. Hyde, you will certainly find yourself apologizing for the actions of your lower self.
I find there are three things that always bring out the worst in me:
- Fear of losing my virility
- And failing to sit down and realize what I have before I demand more.
I become a chump.
Unfortunately, there are people across this country who know me only as a chump because I’ve never had the chance to change my image, in front of them … to champ.