July 2010

The Genesis of a "Fuck You" Attitude

When I first came to Santa Barbara in 1988, I was one year into a five year period of sobriety. At that time I did not drink alcohol, did not use drugs, (never really did much of those anyway), and did not smoke cigarettes. I even made a concerted effort not to swear. I was also into the total fitness thing at the time. You know…jogging, eating right, and the obligatory gym visits. The point I’m trying to make here is that I was probably the “best” person I’ve ever been. Guess what? That just wasn’t good enough for some people. I was still nitpicked to death. And when nothing too damaging was available, they would just create it.This whole incident was a epiphany for me. To most people this would have been no great revelation, but at the time I was still fairly naive when it came to human nature. I was still operating under this “brotherhood of man” delusion. That has obviously changed. I now realize that certain people are going to dislike you regardless of what you do. They will use all kinds of clever verbiage to justify what they do, but in actuality they are merely masking certain base human traits, e.g. envy.

I now have a “fuck you” attitude. I’m not belligerent about it, but I just don’t give a shit what people think. And you know what? I’m a lot happier because of it.

Have an enlightened day.

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Psychology 101: AKA Common Sense

Common sense is not that common. I guess that is fairly self-evident. We, (myself included), often need to be reminded of certain basic truisms about human behavior. One that I think we all have a tendency to forget at times is the concept of: "you reap what you sow". This is especially true in human relationships. If you are an anal, hyper-critical motherfucker, (excuse my French, but vulgarity is often the only way to adequately express a point), you can pretty much expect to be treated in the same fashion. This is pretty much a no-brainer, right? Yet, it's amazing how many people don't grasp this simple concept. These are the people that are shocked when the tables are turned and the shit that they have doing to people for years is suddenly done to them. What is equally amazing is that these are the very people that whine the most about "injustice". I can cite all kinds of pithy sayings that justify "karma", but it's a concept I don't really believe in. There's way too many assholes in the world for it to be in effect. It's really a lot simpler than that. Try living by the "golden rule".

Have an enlightened day.

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Something To Chew On

Why would you put a person that has "issues" with certain personal attributes in charge of people with those attributes?

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