Tony Reeves

Who RUNS the yard?

by Tony Reeves

 - Sat, Aug 9 2008
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Who RUNS the YARD? By Anthony Reeves

                Now, we all know what this phrase means!! If anybody has been to college, you’re heard this phrase before.  You know what time it is?  Back in the day when you were running around campus thinking you were cute and you were ALLLLL that, if someone came on your campus, the first question is probably going to be, “who RUNS the yard?”.  Now, let’s get one thing straight.  We know who REALLY ran the yard.  That’s right.  The Administration.  LOL

                But beside that, “Who runs the yard” became synonymous with ‘THE BEST’.  Come on now, you know what I’m talking about when I say this.  Remember those days where you would only go to the Hottest Parties or the Best Events or the Hypest Step Shows put on by CERTAIN Groups or Organizations?  It was nothing personal.  You just wanted to go to, be affiliated with, and actively participate with THE BEST. 

                But this phrase is NOT just for those persons who have gone to college.  Whether you’ve been in college or not, we all can remember a time when we would not do anything, go anywhere or be affiliated with anything that we didn’t think was the BEST!  Was that vain? Maybe.  Superficial? Possibly!  Self Centered?  Definitely! But it was ok!  You know why it was ok.  At the end of the day, you knew that if you wanted to ELEVATE your game, you had to be the BEST as well.    As one of my older frat brothers once said, “Be the BEST and the rest will follow!”.  There is NOTHING wrong with that at all.  Trust me, I can still REMEMBER going to an Alpha party in Gainesville several years ago where the only people in the room were frat and 4 girls (and of course, they were all frat brother’s girl friends) and right down the street, the Kappas were throwing an ALL WORLD party (Ask me how long it took the bros to shut down their party and go to the Kappa party??  Let’s say less than ’06 minutes!!!).  IT’s ok.  We weren’t biting and weren’t hatin/ on the kappas.  The brothers recognized that they had to elevate their game.

                What’s amazing is as we get older, we LOSE that FIRE we had to only accept the best.  Somewhere along the way, we started believing that it was ok to compromise what we want.  We started believing that “it’s alright if it is just OK”.  Now, don’t get me wrong.  You still affiliate with SOME things that are High Quality or the BEST.  However, you’re not moving on those things with the FIRE you had back in the day.  Come on now, you know what I’m talking about.  Remember the day that if SOMEONE wasn’t having a party or SOMETHING wasn’t jumping off, you would stay home or spend your money on something else??  That’s right! You had a REALLY high STANDARD and you were not about to compromise on it. 

                Am I saying you’ve gone soft?  No, not at all.  On the contrary, I’m saying that you still have that FIRE within you!  Remember that you are STILL the BEST and you still demand and should COMMAND the best!  Back in the day, you wouldn’t settle for anything less and make sure you don’t settle for it NOW!

 

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Anthony Reeves is a regular blogger on multiple sites including his own BLAWG (LegalBEAT) and founder of the Reeves Law Firm (The Reeves Law Firm) with practice areas in the area of Social Security Disability, Labor and Employment, Personal Industry, Industrial Accidents, and Family Law.  Anthony is, also, founder of his promotional consulting and outreach company, the A.nthony R.eeves E.xperience (A.nthony R.eeves E.xperience) which produces the daily online Legal / Commentary morning show, "LegalBEAT in the Morning" (LegalBEAT in the MORNING), and his weekly Community outreach program, "IN THE KNOW with Tony Reeves, Esq." (IN THE KNOW with Tony Reeves).

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