This is the fourth part of me explaining some things about my 100 things list.
There are a bunch of catchphrases like this one that bother me, but this is the most annoying. There's also a level of hypocrasy. The person who says it is supposed to be this "big thing" who's to be followed, but he then says you're better than him? Doesn't make any sense. This is one reason I avoid motivational speakers like the plague. (I'll have to go into that in a future blog...)
- I take issue with the statement, "If I can do it, you can do it." This is nothing more than self-demeaning in an egotistical kind of way. It implies that they're the worst at doing it. When I hear someone say this, I start wondering if it's time to give up.
For the love of God, unless they either don't realize or don't care that they're putting their lives or others' security in danger, leave them alone!!!. It's a learning experience. There are too many people out there who never had that learning experience, and now they're living out chaotic lives where they Just Don't Care. They learn all the wrong lessons (greed, avarice, lust, etc.) and disguise it under the headings of "survival", "getting ahead", and "being me".
- I understand that anger usually comes from a fear of one's personal security. This is why I tell people to just leave others alone.
And just because you don't agree with what they're doing isn't a reason to get involved. Sometimes, they may know more than you, even if it's just one thing, that makes it worthwhile to leave them alone!!!.
Have you ever realized that JEOPARDY! has only 61 questions per show? (Actually 74; there's an extra in each category in case of a production mistake.) Trivial Pursuit only has 20-25, and Whammy! only has 6. But there's still so much that can be learned when you hear a question you've never heard before!
- I learned 2/3 of what I know by watching game shows. It's amazing what you can learn just by hearing a few questions answered a day!
My parents had the "Go for it!" attitude in matters where things should be left alone and held me back in things that I should have been involved in. As a result, I didn't get out much until I went off to college, and most of the girls I was attracted to were scared off.
- My parents encouraged me to push on toward relationships, so I started getting pushy and invasive. I think this may have scared off more than a few girls. I still can be, sometimes, but I've been getting better. (This may relate to #2.)
This seems silly, but it can be overwhelming at times. I'll be around some form of movement, and it will suddenly be like I can feel the Earth shifting in its orbit. When the air compressor outside comes on, it's like I can feel the Earth trying to move away form me. When a compactor pushes all the trash south, it's like the world is moving north. Sometimes, I have to get away from anything that moves.
- I live with this incredible fear that all the powerful devices we have, such as car motors, air conditioners, and anything that spins will thrust the Earth into the sun. Since there's no way off the planet, I just push it aside and live with it, which gets hard sometimes. I just keep reminding myself that the moon locks the Earth in its orbit.
It started in my high school physics class. My teacher, Mr. Mosely, was talking about the balance between the Earth and objects on the planet, and how it all forms one big system that centers around the same point at all times. That was okay. It was when he dropped a book and said it shifted the Earth ever so slightly, but it was insignificant. I've never come to terms with the fear that brought about.
I've done some small things for people. I may record myself doing some tricks and put them on YouTube, if I ever get the guts. But the escape is what I really want to do!
- I love magic, and I'd love to do some small acts. I've actually planned an escape that has a major difference from all the previous escapes, and it should scare the living daylights out of everybody.
Same with explaining all that I did.
- Writing all 100 of these was a pain in the butt. But it was worth it!
I have an idea of what I want to write about in my next blog. I have no idea if I will, or not. So, until next time!