Sunday, January 6, 2013

#6 / Forget Yourself

Apropos of the "just do it" concept, a musical phrase, transmogrified, has been coursing through my brain. I keep hearing something that sounds like a modified version of "Respect Yourself." I am referring, of course, to the song with that title. Click the "Respect Yourself" link to hear a live performance by The Staple Singers. The lyrics of the refrain go like this: 

Respect yourself, respect yourself
If you don't respect yourself
Ain't nobody gonna give a good cahoot, na, na, na, na
Respect yourself, respect yourself

I keep hearing "Forget Yourself," which is a related but different concept. The Urban Dictionary website says that the phrase "forget yourself" means to "act boldly or arrogantly." 

With most of the emphasis being on the "boldly," as opposed to the "arrogantly," that's not so different from that "just do it" Nike slogan.

Seems like good advice.

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