Buck the System πŸ¦ŒπŸ«΅πŸ»πŸ˜

I am coming to you a day early as we have my son’s college orientation day tomorrow so what a busy time that will be… This photo today taken in Spain doesn’t truly connect to the post as some don’t. I like this shot of him calling out Orlando Jordan later on of the NWE back in 2008. Fans know Warrior would buck the system at times for sure but I really wanted to use another word! You can all guess but it’s one Warrior used often so just change a letter.οΏΌ 🀣

Oh, so many things come to mind with Warrior going against authority and I’m not listing all of them but thought to share a few of my own as well since that’s what I do. I’ll start with him of years back. He talked about early in his career of several veterans who did not like him running to the ring, shaking ropes, wearing arm tassels or face paint, and all that. Respect was given but since Vince never told him to stop doing those things, he didn’t. Well, my stories aren’t quite the same as they rarely are exactly but I had started out and wanted to do my own thing too.οΏΌ

I would follow the rules early on as a preschool teacher and really wanted to learn so it was by the book for me. After a bit even as an aide, it was time for me to show my skills off just a little. Flashback to Halloween- October of 1990 and my first big holiday with the kids. I decided to be a black cat since that was super easy putting together. Just like Warrior talking about Dingo being the poor version of Ultimate Warrior, I didn’t have extra money for other things at that time. No rented costume for me as it was mostly a black outfit which had a headband with cut out paper ears. I made a tail and safety pinned it to my pants while adding a painted black nose and whiskers. I was all set except just missing something. It was clear I needed claws and saw some in a Halloween store real cheap. I could put those on before the parade to complete the look.οΏΌ

It was showtime and I was ready. The directors were there as we started the parade. *** At this time though many miles away, the Ultimate Warrior was also getting ready about a month out for his first WWF Survivor Series as the NEW champ. The Ultimate Warriors versus the Perfect team. What a great era that was! *** Anyways, back to my story. The first parade was a lot of fun and everyone seemed to enjoy it. Afterwards, I got a talking to though. The boss didn’t agree with my cat claws and mentioned how parents might feel about them. I could not understand this logic. It’s a 10 minute parade and I might be holding a child’s hand but really? I wasn’t wearing them all day. πŸ™„ They suggested I put them aside for the next parade. Did I listen? Nope. I wore them anyway! So glad they didn’t let me go after only being there a few short months. I bucked the system like Warrior while doing my own thing. Oh, there were sooo many more little incidents like these that I can laugh about today.οΏΌ πŸ€ͺ

I’m sure all of you have those times where you go against type and just do something anyway. There doesn’t have to be a boss involved at all. I was the sister who moved in with my fiancΓ© 15 months before we were married. Oh no, bucking the system again only this time with family. Gosh, I was a grown woman in my late 20’s. Did I really care what others of a different belief thought? Again for the nope. I would not have agreed unless we were engaged anyway. He wanted me to move-in much earlier than that but I did have my standards.οΏΌ

Probably the most noteworthy thing Warrior did to buck a system was his name change. I didn’t want to mention something else from his career and your name– well it doesn’t get any more personal than that. Maybe some of you might disagree as now it doesn’t even seem like such a big deal but back then, it was. It was in the wrestling world anyways and it would affect his future family for sure. My daughter always tells me I should legally change mine since I dislike my full name of Kathleen. Boy, that would buck my birth family system now wouldn’t it? My full name is barely on anything legal anymore but it isn’t a priority with me. If I did change it, Warrior and I would have yet another thing in common now, how about that?οΏΌ 😊

Whether you find yourself ever bucking the system, be intentional with it. Don’t do it just to spite but because you truly believe in your own cause. We can F*** the system too because as adults, it is our right but you gotta pick those battles. Is every war worth fighting for? You get to decide. I felt mine were from cat claws, living with my fiancΓ©, and even my legal name in a way. I know Warrior believed in all his bucking ways whether small or big. Will you buck the system or stay silent? Sometimes we do both but let’s choose the battle that will win the war we need to win everyday.

P.S. I didn’t have a P.S. this time but after last Friday, I added a BIGGIE… How about Vince McMahon’s retiring? 😳 When my brother told me- I literally thought pigs 🐷 were flying or something…. I wandered around the house saying “WOW!” in my head over and over….. Despite this possibly being a “forced” retirement in a way because of the scandal, I shed some tears. Love him or hate him, (sounds like a Warrior description…) he provided soooo many memorable moments over the years and MANY for me personally back in the day- good, bad, and everything in between…

*** Some are shocked by this while some are grateful. I am sad it had to happen this way but you as fans- need to support the WWE you love. Change is inevitable and good things will come. I am sure Mr. McMahon will still be involved somehow, someway as it is in his blood along with the lineage he passes the torch to.. I won’t comment on his behavior or marital status but I was stunned literally. Vince usually comes out unscathed but now, it is time for the next generation. I can say more but will leave it at this…. Thank you Vince… What a ride of 40 years but like their slogan says:

Then

Now

Forever

Together

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Be A Hero πŸ’™πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ’ͺ🏻

A hero is defined as someone with admirable qualities and usually is represented as a male character in a book. Hmmm… I agree with the first part but we have evolved greatly with the second part. I’ll just change the word sometimes to heroine. Warrior doesn’t necessarily mention Don Muraco as a “hero” in that video photo above but admiration for sure. I loved this video because of its contrast to other guys he feuded with.

Joseph Campbell’s The Hero with a Thousand Faces relates the journey of a hero in all its (his) stages throughout myths and cultures of the world. Yes, Warrior has referenced this book but I had heard of Campbell and wanted to check it out for myself. I have always loved mythology and even blogged about it last year. This book is captivating but it may not be for everyone. I feel reminded of what I believe to be its female counterpart in the book Women Who Run with the Wolves. I blogged that a few years back but Campbell’s book totally connects with the male version of stories throughout time.

Do you have heroes you admire? Am sure we all identify with heroic measures always taken by essential firefighters, police officers, ( the good ones) EMS workers, health care providers, doctors, nurses, teachers, and the list continues. As kids, we had our own superheroes of Batman, Superman, Spider-Man, BUT cannot forget Wonder Woman and those ladies. Even us wrestling fans had our favorites that epitomized being a hero of sorts.

Heroes aren’t just physically strong but emotionally also. Throughout history, it wasn’t just the situation a hero was in but how they coped and survived. That applies to us as well. You can have your heroes but be one too. Help a neighbor, give a hug, be a friend, or any little thing. Sometimes those small acts are more heroic to someone than you may think.

Did you ever wonder about your ancestors or relatives with hardships they faced? Maybe they had to be a hero to survive or provide for their families. Two women in my family tree deserve hero status. Sure, there are plenty of men but us girls stick together! Both of these women would be too humble accepting a hero role. I decided for the balance of both parents sides and thought of these ladies. My Great-Grandma with my Mom’s side and my Aunt on my Dad’s.

My Great-Grandma loved Gorgeous George the wrestler as I mentioned waaay back but that’s not why she is a hero to me. I never met her but do know some stories. She was a young widow as were some other women in my family. That again doesn’t make her a hero but it’s how she coped and raised three kids. My Mom has said her Grandma remained positive and active until a stroke led to her passing at 92. She did housework and errands in the neighborhood to put food on the table for her kids. Always a worker but still so much fun.

My Aunt who is my Dad’s sister is probably the most generous and compassionate person I know. After infidelity on her husband’s part ended their marriage, she too had to raise three children while being a social worker. Many years later, she also provided care for my Grandma who suffered from dementia. Always is she present at family functions and remains extremely caring with connections. I so wish she lived closer and that we could’ve been around her more growing up. She is just a joyful soul I am honored to be related with.

I was reminded of this quote:

“Be the Hero of your own story.”

Didn’t even realize it was from Joseph Campbell! Warrior has said this too. We all should since nobody can truly write our lives and story but us. You don’t need to write a book like I did. Being a hero is remaining true to your values, morals, ethics, and beliefs while sharing them with others. It’s kinda like my Genius post of last week.

I am a music girl so of course many songs came to me about heroes. There’s “Hero” by Mariah Carey which is all about being your own hero. There’s also “Go the Distance” from the animated Disney movie Hercules who was that hero demi-god. How about “Holding out For a Hero” by Bonnie Tyler? That song is similar to Hercules but still worth mentioning. So many more but truly listen to the lyrics as am sure some may resonate in your life.

Those qualities of a hero are all inside us if we just learn how to best use them. You can admire others but make yourself admirable too. No need to be the next Superhero like the Ultimate Warrior was but just a hero in your corner of the world. We are all heroes just be showing up everyday in this great life to live.

P.S. Warrior has also said:

“It’s never wrong to do the right thing.” ~~~ Be the Hero and ALWAYS do the right thing! πŸ‘ŠπŸ»πŸ˜‰

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