Just some theories I try to live by.
Seek out experiences, not pleasures…
but don’t feel guilty about your guilty pleasures.
Don’t judge others openly regardless of how horrible they are, but that doesn’t mean you have to trust them or hang out with them.
Do what you need to do to get along with people. Or leave.
Don’t allow emotional vampires to take advantage of you.
Worry about real-world effects rather than emotions…
It involves four straight days of Bon Jovi
Today was my fourth day of Bon Jovi, listening straight through all of their studio albums and a bunch of unreleased, live and some remixed tracks. Now I understand what people see in Bon Jovi. I totally get it now. Then I moved on to Bonnie Rait and Bonnie Tyler. Boston is now playing as I write this.
I bought my first CD player along with a copy of MC Hammer’s Please Hammer don’t Hurt ‘Em when I was in seventh grade, around 1992. A
A poem about not police brutality
The officer did nothing to hurt me that night.
I looked like someone who had stolen a DVD player.
It’s easy to argue that I was not harmed,
that I’m just being a baby.
I should be thankful he realized I was the wrong guy.
I should be thankful I’m not black.
They have it much worse.
I should be thankful I didn’t flinch in fear.
I’d probably be dead if I had.
Even standard procedures can have consequences
I was walking home from a Halloween party. I think it was 2002. I knew it was illegal to ride a bicycle after drinking. I was already terrified of cops and not taking any chances.
A cop car pulled up about two car lengths behind me as I walked on the sidewalk, shining the spotlight on me. I looked over my shoulder, but kept walking. The car then followed me at walking pace, about two car-lengths behind me for several blocks, shining t
I used to be very depressed when I was a kid, to the point where I made plans to kill myself and I think once when I was about twelve I even walked out the door with the intention of following through with it.
One day in seventh grade I remember telling half the class that I wished I was dead. Someone told me that wasn’t cool to joke about and I insisted that I was not joking and I genuinely wished I was dead. I never heard back about that. No one mentioned it to the teacher as fa
Our personal lives are not properly regulated.
I often hear the argument from libertarians and anarchists that our government should not have authority over our marriages. I think getting laws out of our personal relationships would be a disaster. That legal document means something to many people. The government stamp makes the relationship official. Without that, what reason would people have to stay married? Divorce would skyrocket, but we would have no way of knowing because nothing would
The rampant discrimination you’ve never heard of.
Someone sent this around an email chain today, kind of as a joke about wanting to only work half days. This is an article about “decision fatigue”, the idea that if you make tons of decisions in a day you just kinda get worn out and your brain just doesn’t want to keep going. It’s an interesting idea, but my point has nothing to do with this.
Do You Suffer From Decision Fatigue? — NYTimes.com.
The article is talking abo
I totally get what you are saying and know how patronizing and annoying it can be when uninformed people think they have all the answers. But theres two sides to this. I was chronically depressed and somewhat suicidal as a kid and everyone I knew took the advice you are giving now. No one ever told me that exercise or eating healthy could have an affect on my mental health. That is not something that is inherently known unless we are taught. No one
It is possible for things to be very popular but still not be “mainstream”. Marijuana ten years ago is a good example. There’s a lot of factors beyond simple popularity, particularly how open people are on the subject.
I’m not sure, but I think you may be confused about the purpose of Trump’s statement. He wasn’t asking women to stop dressing like bimbos. He was asking them to stop dressing like men (i.e. he wants them to wear dresses and skirts instead of pants.) At least that is my understanding of it. That’s why women were posting pictures of themselves at work, showing that they were wearing what was appropriate for their jobs, as they should be. You were going off about wearing high-heels in the milita