And now for something completely different.
It should probably be mentioned that there will be a fair amount of bad words used in this post, more than you are used to seeing. But it isn't going to be there for a gratuitous injection of naughty language, like a kid who just learned how to use a swear word. No, because, you see, I don't do that. My swearing is for accenting a certain point or idea.
Ok, have I gone far enough? I think I have.
Sorry, I had to get passed the word limit for the main page preview.
Seriously though, there will be some profanity here, not excessive amounts, but definitely some. So if you object to potty language, please stop reading.
Here we go:
Being an individual takes a lot of work and it seems like it can never be achieved. There really isn't a lot of originality left in this world, or that's at least the way it appears to all of us. That's okay though. My whole problem is when people try to force other people into living like they do.
When you first meet me it's pretty easy to tell that I'm a laid back person. I'm not real excitable, I don't twitch and squirm when I'm trying to sit in one place and I'm not the most expressive person when I talk. You wouldn't be able to tell from my writing, but that's just how introverts work, or so I'm told.
One thing I've never understood is why people think they are leading such an amazing life because they constantly have a packed schedule. It has never made sense to me. People who talk about living life to the fullest are always, constantly doing something, going somewhere, running errands or what not. I get some people have to do that, parents and people with demanding jobs for instance, but for fuck's sake, learn how to sit still! Then they want to make me feel bad because motor is rarely in overdrive. I like to sit back and enjoy the world around me, observe and learn. These people with their hectic schedules are constantly running around thinking they are living life when in fact, and I believe this whole heartedly, you're missing more than you're experiencing.
I know what you're thinking, "You want me to 'stop and smell the roses, right?'"
No, that's not what I'm saying. I'm saying, stop and sit the fuck down! Just look at the roses, notice them, maybe even touch them, get to know them. Ask yourself, "Why are these roses even here? How did they get here?" I want you to understand that they'll be gone soon so you should take the time to appreciate them.
I just hate how people look at others and think, just because they don't have jammed packed schedules, that means they aren't living properly. Look, I enjoy what I do. I enjoy not having a schedule that never ends. Stop trying to make me feel bad because sometimes I'm just doing nothing. Truth is often I am doing something, I just don't want to tell what I'm doing. That's for me to know and you to find out.
Seriously though. I think if more people were to realize that you don't have to jam a million things into a day then, on the whole, those same people would be much happier and more relaxed. There's no patience out there anymore. Technology isn't helping that either. With basically the whole world at your fingertips via blazing fast internet, people's expectations of timeliness has reduced to mere seconds. Everyone wants everything done yesterday and if it takes any longer than two days ago, well, then, that's just goddamned absurd. (As an aside I just want to mention how awesome it is that a little red line didn't appear under goddamned. Good for you Google Chrome)
I guess the heart of my rant is that people just need to take more time out to appreciate everything around them. Don't just give them the obligatory sniff, sit down, spend some time with it. Get to know more things, maybe then you'll gain a sense of caring and responsibility for yourself, EVERYONE else around you, and the limited time we have on this amazing rock. Honestly, you've really haven't anything to lose. Get out there and do nothing! You might be surprised.
Soon to come: My thoughts on the declining intelligence of American citizens.