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Everyone needs a role model. Mine is Cookie Monster. Allow me to explain why.

The Muppets aren't like Shakespeare or anything, but most of them are real characters with real traits. Kermit is timid, but heroic. Fozzie seeks acceptance. Ms Piggy's a bitch, etc. Not Cookie Monster though. He doesn't have a personality so much as a single driving force - he wants cookies. You never see Cookie Monster around unless there's cookies involved. He doesn't hang out with Ernie unless Ernie lures him over with cookies. He doesn't give a shit if you learn to read or not. The furry bastard just wants his cookies. There's no Ms. Cookie Monster or "L'il Cookie" friends or anything. Cookie Monster doesn't need them. You don't see Cookie Monster occupying himself with such trivial things as bottle cap collections or clever song parodies about the letter R. It doesn't matter if REM is outside singing about the letter K. Unless Michael Stipe brought along some cookies, Cookie Monster isn't worried. He's a simple monster, and he spends his life pursuing his one true love - cookies.

And I respect that.

Cookie Monster is what we should all be. He just goes for what he wants, no matter what the situation or the consequences. We all have our cookies, find yours, and go after it with the passion our furry blue friend has for chocolate chips. We should all stop worrying about the "REM"s and "bottle cap collections" in our lives. Live like Cookie Monster. Except try to do it without a hand up your ass.