Perspective Versus Reality


I am fascinated how we as humans get so consumed in our own reality. We often lose perspective to what the reality around us is truly holding.

Recently, people have been asking if I am okay. They have noticed my writings haven’t been published as frequently. I guess if truth were to be at the forefront they have not been published for quite sometime.

There is a reason…

I have been living in my own personal hell.

The reason(s) are deep and in one way or another they will work their way out.

However, it is important for people to know what their reality is.

The Present Day Man started for one simple purpose: to articulate for men what they cannot.

To articulate for men that the responsibility of being a man, is damn hard.


Listen, I am who I am.

I am discovering my personal hell can end.

I am discovering to be me.

I am discovering more everyday that God has given me a certain communication style that speaks to an abundance of people from different walks of life.

I, Joshua Koch, am madly in love with Jesus Christ. I fiercely love people, cuss a little, enjoy a cigar every now and then, and desperately want every person I come into contact with to fall in love with Jesus.

I am more interested in who I can inspire than who I offend.

Some people, whom I love, will read this entry and be outraged that I published the word ‘damn.’ So I will repeat what I just said so it sinks in: I am more interested in who I can inspire than who I offend.

We all have so much to offer. Yet, we constantly compare our reality to the reality of others. ‘Comparing yourself to others is the literal act of removing yourself from the #present.’

I hear so often from people about what they want to accomplish.

What they want to do.

Who they want to become…

Yet, it is always followed by an excuse of why they cannot.


If more people believed in their dreams, there would be a lot less lamenting about their current reality.

There is no better time than now to own who you are. I am burdened by this hope that you will start to gain footing in who you were made to be.

I finally am.

And please, hold onto this truth: it is going to be damn hard.

I love you.

Joshua Koch . – Contributor

The Present Day Man

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6 Comments on “Perspective Versus Reality”

  1. Love you to bro! We were not made to be perfect , but praise God though the blood of Jesus Christ we are forgiven! You made my morning awesome Josh. THX, Ike…..

  2. I knew as soon as I met you that you were special. You go out of your way to make others feel special. Please keep being you.
    Love this writing Josh, praying for you.

    1. You’ve been a constant encouragement since we’ve met. Please continue being a part of my life.

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