Saturday, November 12, 2016

Discontent

I was shocked when I woke up and read that Trump would be our next President... This election was difficult for me because frankly, I didn't like any of the candidates, but NOT voting was Never an option.  I had to figure out who was the "lesser of two evils" when both were truly evil.

I would like to believe that people voted for Trump because they were tired of the status quo and and wanted a change in a seemingly corrupt government.

I understand why a lot of people are discontent following the election.  It is rooted in our continued feelings of separation, isolation, limited resources, and increased entitlement but I don't think we need the help of politicians to fix this.  We simply need to wake up and to it ourselves.

What we need to realize is that everyone has more in common than we think.  We are not yet ready for equality, instead needing equity to elevate the disadvantaged so that they may equally participate. That said, we do need to focus on better jobs, better healthcare, better education, better opportunity, environmental improvements, better nutrition, etc. These needs are universal.

Instead of constantly telling people they are wrong, we need to listen and work together so we all can achieve.  Yes, the government needs to be fixed, but first we need to fix ourselves and each other.

I know, it is time for me to step off this political soap box, and start putting action to my words...

Friday, October 28, 2016

The Visit

I use to think that the people I met online were real but I have discovered that is not necessarily true.

I mean some "people" are actually just made-up characters. They are not really whom they seem to be.

It makes the idea of an online world more like an interactive novel with make believe characters and ending may never have a predictable outcome~

It seems as thought you can't apply logic to this illogical world and things are never as they seem.

It explains why the online bullies are probably the ones getting bullied in real life.  The social butterflies are probably socially awkward and the smooth talkers probably the ones that hold their tongues.

You have to remember your medium.  The internet allows you to be anything or anyone you like. Haters and judgers are out there only to make you show your true colors or to simply satisfy their own needs through your despair.

They are not your friends and could care less what happens to you.  It is just their sick game.

Like I said before, people online are never who you think they are...well most of them.  There are a small number of people who are genuine and real but they are a rare find.  I hope you find someone real and genuine online if that is what you are looking for~

Am I real?  Some would say no,  but really only you can decide that~

Whey am I here?  I find this world fascinating, like a good book.  It is like a diner at the end of the road~ no telling who will end up there with you but every time you go there you experience a new and exciting adventure~

To survive in this world you have to have a "trust no one" belief system, and for some that is not a way to live.  That is why you can't really live in an online world.  It it is just a place to visit and grab a cup of hot tea and a muffin~


Wednesday, October 12, 2016

The Loop


Life can keep you pretty busy.

It seems that you buckle down, put your nose to the grindstone, and work as hard as you can and then you pause, take a moment to look up-up and the world has jumped forward a few days.

You are living in an everlasting loop of mundane tasks and if you are not careful you will forget to live and just exist.

To live, you have to take those precious  moments when you are not working and do something you enjoy.

Over time, you will reverse things so that your work becomes the pauses and you start living in the loop of your life that is worth living, all of those real moments that count...

So my advice is to work hard, but play harder...we never know how much time we have to enjoy the loop my friend...

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Square Peg

In this world, there are a lot of square pegs trying to find the right spot to fit in to.  Trying to find a place to kick back and feel totally comfortable with the shapes around them.  Perhaps, a place where everyone just knows your name is enough...

You have to wonder what is the price you are paying to be here.  What part of yourself do you want people to see?  Do you hide all your edges? Are you showing us the real you or the one you have made up to be better than you truly are?

 I would like to step upon my soapbox and spout the truth of who I am but you must know, I am only a shell of who I choose to show you and very few ever really get to glimpse the whole of me.

What is your sacrifice?  What is MY sacrifice?  I have been thinking about this and I have to say living in an online world drags you away from the in-your-face reality of the real world.

 I am not saying that is a good or bad thing.  I am just saying the longer you are here the less time you spend there.  So, my sacrifice is TIME.  A precious commodity that you can never get back and only you can decide if it is worth it...

We are all flawed and the sooner learn this the better.  We are all trying to find our place.  We are all trying to fit in.  The trick is not to change who you are but to figure out how to put a square peg into a round hole~

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Frustration

I haven't been online much this week because real life has a way of dragging you back in...

This has been a pretty crazy week for me but mostly because of a lack of communication with my boss.  I just realized that mind reading is a skill that my superior believes I possess but at las, I do not!

This has lead to a lot of frustrating moments for me because in a tug-a-war of who is right; the balance always tips to the one getting the higher paycheck.  The poorer one ends up re-doing everything to appease the God-like ego baring one.

I like efficiency and working smarter and not harder so I have to wrap my head around communicating with someone who does not say what they mean but always seems to have hidden meanings behind each and every syllable used.

And I have to ask, "Where is my decoder ring when I need it?"

Saturday, August 20, 2016

The Music in Me


I am sure this will not shock you...but I love music.  I really do not have a favorite type of music but I do find myself buying a lot of alternative rock and pop songs.

I guess my mood determines what I type of music you would hear pumping out of my speakers or headphones.

When I need to concentrate or do paperwork, I usually listen to classical music.  There is just something about a piano that really relaxes my mind.

When I am browsing or shopping online, I pick something with a beat that makes my pulse quicken and my body bang.

When I am chatting, I listen to a lot of classic rock n roll and I think that is because the chatters are posing more links with classic rock titles.   

I enjoy listening to the same song with a lot of strangers online.  It connects us together at that moment and it makes the moment seem more real and not to mention it is fun!

When I am alone in my car, I usually listen to one of my many CDs.  I guess I am kinda old school about that too.  I still buy my music from a real store and get a real disc.  I do download songs but I still like to purchase the actual CD.

My favorite part of buying the whole "album" is the drive home.  I crank up the volume and listen for the chorus of the new songs before I move to the next one.  This way I have a chance to hear a little bit of every song so that I can can listen to all the songs on my new CD before I get home.

I would say that this is one of my guilty pleasures in life~ I hope you find something that moves you too~

Friday, August 5, 2016

The Light


It isn't always easy to be nice to everyone so why do I try so hard?

Life isn't alway easy and a lot of people struggle with things.  You probably don't even know what they are going through~ so why spend your time making things worse for people.

It is just as easy to say something meaningful as it is to say something hurtful~ so take the higher road~ it will put you in a better place.  But don't do it for them~ do it for yourself~

If you put out only negativity in the world, I firmly believe that you will get that back in return~ but if you give something positive from your heart, no matter how small~ you will feel how rewarding it can be~pretty cheesy I know~

I just know~ letting go of worry and not letting people's words hurt you~ makes you feel better~ I do hate to see all the miserable people in the world~ those who have to tear people down in order to build themselves up~and trying to be nice~ turning the other cheek~ is just far more rewarding~