We all know what VIP usually stands for. In this case, however, VIP also stands for I’m Very Impressed by this Person (who happens to be a VIP).
“Regular” people impress me all the time – family members, friends, colleagues – but so-called VIPs get held to a higher standard, at least, by me they do.
I figure they’ve obtained a position that gives them incredible freedom from the everyday stresses and strains that the rest of us face (and yes, I do accept that they have different stresses and strains, but many people would give their right arm to have to handle those instead of the crapload they have to handle daily), and so they must not only give back to the community in some way, they must also not give in to the temptations that may envelop them.
It’s not fair, but life isn’t fair.
The list of individuals who make the grade for being a VIP in my eyes is currently very short and potentially very dynamic. Some may even fall off the list if they really screw up badly.
Some names are surprising even to me, but the fact remains that I saw that person demonstrate a strength of character in overcoming what had previously been an insurmountable obstacle. In my world view, actions invariably speak louder than words – it’s how I judge people. Walking the walk is inevitably much harder than talking the talk. Yes, I know it’s gibberish, but it makes sense to me 🙂
Here they are:
- Rodney King
- Mackenzie Phillips