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Monday, 20 June 2016

10 Sentimental Thoughts that Are Kind of Bull


The single mum that looks after her kids and works two jobs to make ends meet, while very admirable, is not a hero. Aquaman's a hero.

It matters whether you win or lose. It's perfectly okay to lose, but if you don't care at all about winning, why take part in a contest?
"To get fit!"
Hit the gym.
"To meet new people!"
Join a book club.

You can be MOST things you want to be.

Most people already are "being themselves". Trying to please somebody so they'll like you isn't "not being yourself", it's just "not being a dick".

I don't care one bit that there are people in worse off positions than me. That doesn't make my situation any better.

You can stick your "A for effort" up something else that begins with A.

Clouds don't have silver linings. Shit things are just shit.

Nothing happens for a reason. It's all random. You were an accident.

On the rare occasion, violence can solve things.

"Respecting others opinions" would be a great one if anyone actually did it.

24 comments:

  1. Oh, Michael! Gettin' harsh with the people. I hate inspirational sayings. I've probably mentioned that before. I also don't care that some people are worse off or have it harder than me. I have it plenty bad enough, thank you. Everything is relative. What's horrible to me might not seem horrible to someone else, but that's too bad. I get to own my horrible and be sad about it. However, Grandma is in a better place.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Absolutely, there's ALWAYS someone worse off. If I lose my leg in a car crash, I'm not going to cheer up and say "Well at least I still have my arms!"

      I changed the one about grandma, it conflicted with my vaguely religious beliefs.

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  2. The innocence of children is one sentimental thought that is a greatly inflated daydream. Of course, I just saw a kid flip off a teacher in vacation bible school...so, there's that...

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    1. Bahahaha yeah they seem to lose that innocence pretty quickly ;)

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  3. Yes...if we were all pacifists 77 years ago we would all be giving a very, very, bad salute now and millions more would not have lived or even existed. I can be almost anything I want to be...almost, as one has to be realistic as well. I love listening to amazing singers but I know I could never be one. I do believe that some things do happen for a reason that can not come out years later as to why. It may not make sense but, again, it is not always but often one can see the reason. Some great thought here.

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    1. Great feedback, I see your point there :)

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  4. Dear oh dear, Michael, who pissed in your cornflakes this morning, LOL?

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  5. "I don't care one bit that there are people in worse off positions than me. That doesn't make my situation any better." Oh if I could stand up and applaud in this coffee shop and not look like a lunatic. "No, everyone, come look. Look at the truth Michael just laid down! Seriously, look! Y'know what, sleeveless shirt guy, that gesture isn't necessary. Hey, hey lady in her pajamas, you can stop making the jack-off motion. I'm not a lunatic." At least, that's how I'd imagine that going.
    The only one I'd take issue with is "you can be most things you want to be." I think it's more like "you can be about 10% of what you want to be depending on the realism of your dreams." Because I want to be Aquaman, and if that fails, I want to be Superman, and if that fails, I'd want to be a dog. I don't think any of those are possible.

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    1. I'll meet you half way and say you can be 50% of the things you want. Most people wouldn't have those in their top three ;)

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  6. The one about losing made me chuckle!

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    1. I believe Vince Lombardi had a succinct way of putting it - If it doesn't matter whether you win or lose, why do they keep score?

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  7. The last one is pretty spot on!

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  8. The first one makes me see red. Maybe because I was a single mom raising two kids. Of course, I didn't consider myself a hero, still don't, but to dismiss her like that. Eek!

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    1. I figured some people wouldn't be happy with some of these. Sorry about that :P

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  9. A firm amen to all of these, especially the single mom one. Kudos to her for sticking it out, sure, but no one's a hero for doing their job. You're supposed to raise your kids, regardless of circumstance. I bet even Aquaman would agree.

    "Thank you for being Aquaman!"
    "Kid, I'm just doing my job."

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    1. That's the important thing to remember: I do admire the jobs done by both Single Mum and Aquaman. But only one of them to a hero level.

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  10. I've never liked the "Everyone is a winner" trend, which was likely spawned by the "It's okay to lose". Perhaps I'm a jaded parent (or just an analytical programmer), but if things don't go well for my kiddo, my sympathies are often, "That sucks. So, what can you do better next time?"

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  11. There's so much inspirational crap, er, stuff floating around these days. How refreshing to see this post! History has proven that yes, violence is sometimes necessary. Birgit's comments on that were spot on! It's not possible for everyone to be winners of a contest. There's no shame in losing, as long as your tried, yes? To say "everyone is a winner" leads to lack of ambition; there's nothing to strive for.

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    1. And it also breeds an attitude of expectation among kids.

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