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I was watching a re-run of "Below Deck Mediterranean" the other day. It was titled "The Beautiful Thing about Sub Par"--which intrigued me so much, I had to watch the entire episode.
And then, like, five more. Apparently, there was a marathon of that and it's parent program "Below Deck" all last week?
For those of you who may not be avid viewers of the Bravo network like yours truly; here's Wikipedia's description of the show:
"'Below Deck' chronicles the lives of the crew members who work and reside aboard a mega-yacht (more than 100 to 150-foot) during the Caribbean charter season. It shows the crew as they deal with their personal issues in order to make their professional careers work. Each episode features a different group of guests."
The Med version is, you know, same concept but set in the Mediterranean, duh.
Any who, the episode featured the parting antics of deckhand Danny Zureikat, a Floridian who (from what I gathered) quickly became a fan and crew favorite. Um, to hate, that is.
Arrogant and rude, he broke some pretty carnal, er, I mean cardinal rules about not fraternizing with the charter guests. Plus, it seems like he was just kind of a big stupid head to his co-workers most of the time.
So, not shockingly, he got booted off the boat (and series). As the captain handed Danny his walking papers, he remarked that the deckhand's work was "sub par" pretty much from the start.
Most of us would take that as a tremendous insult. Not Danny. He said the beautiful thing about being sub par was that there was room for improvement. Like, enough room for Sicily to fit in that space, Capsice? (Hey, it's the biggest island in the Med, plus, I'm Italian, a'ight?)
Either way, delusional Dan has a point. Sometimes, as much as it hurts to hear someone tell you about a shortcoming; that's the most surefire way for you to start turning it into an attribute.
Or, it can serve as the inspiration for finding the line of work in which you aren't sub par -- but SUPERB, you dig?
And, hey, it could just be that your critic was wrong about you stinking at your job et al. No matter since, at the very least, you know where you stand with a human once he hands you a blow that big. And that's a pretty empowering starting point for your big comeback.
So you go, Danny! Find your mad skills! Be you! Just like, please do it far, far away from one of my new favorite Bravo shows, 'kay?
#NeverGiveUp #KeepTrying #YouGotMadSkills #Pray #Peace