The Universe Owes You Nothing

Date published: Sunday 4th of September 2016

One of my strange addictions in life is watching guitar reviews on YouTube. It's not something that's particularly intelligent or productive, but for some strange reason, I just like checking out guitars. For the most part, I think guitars look beautiful and I like finding out about how different woods and components may or may not affect the sound.

There are two particular YouTube stations that I keep on coming back to, over and over. So, if you've ever wondered what my favourite YouTube station is then I can tell you that it has nothing to do with PHP or day trading or politics or anything like that. The two YouTube channels that I watch the most are the Rob Chapman channel and the Andertons Music Shop channel. Both channels happen to be run by the same people and every week they put out really interesting and often really funny guitar reviews. I really enjoy their content and I'm a huge fan.

Last night I was REALLY tired, having been working insane hours all week without a day off since who knows when. So, I checked out some videos from the Andertons channel. They were reviewing some new guitars. These particular guitars happen to be very expensive. Anyway, during the demo the two guys discussed how this company charges a bit more but has great attention to detail, to make sure the guitars are absolutely perfect.

But there was a problem.

One of the guitars on this video was buzzing like crazy. This means that the strings were hitting against the fretboard. So, the person doing the demo couldn't get a clean note out of the guitar. It sounded awful and to me it was a sign that maybe this guitar company wasn't doing such a good job. What bothered me was the thought that I had almost bought one of these guitars last week from a shop in Glasgow. It bothered me that somebody out there was perhaps producing sub-standard products and charging a premium price.

So, I left a long comment on their YouTube video. I told them how this standard wasn't acceptable and in the end I left them with a comment that was pretty brutal. Then I went to bed.

Thankfully, it's a brand new day and thankfully I have been shown the light. Suddenly, after waking up this morning, I remembered 'the training' and I remembered a key law of success and that is that the universe owes me nothing. So, I quickly headed back to that video. Thankfully nobody had responded yet, so I deleted my comment and now I feel great!

The people who put those YouTube videos out have been entertaining me and educating me for years - all for free! As a matter of fact, sometimes I feel as if I know them. They seem like friends, as far as my mind is concerned. They have given me so much happiness and so much good information that I have GOT to cut them some slack. So, instead of complaining I'm doing the right thing. I'm APPRECIATING all of the great information that I get to access for free. It's an incredible and empowering concept and it feels great when you know that your mind is in the right place.

So, remember folks - the universe owes you nothing.

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