Wednesday, January 02, 2008

2008. Damn.

My first question is "where are the flying cars?"

I mean, damn, its 2008.

Wow 2008.

I haven't posted anything in a long time because I really had nothing to say.

People who know me know how I feel on most topics, and those who don't might not care. So why do it? ahahaahah

Generally, there are two things I am most concerned about right now:

1) The destruction of the U.S. Constitution by the Bush Administration.

2) The horrible state of the U.S. educational system. To say its a mess would be an understatement.

I will get into a much deeper explanation of that stuff another time. Right now, I just hope for the best. I have changed a lot in the last year, moving forward into your 30s is such an important time for a person for the simple fact you begin to reconcile certain things in a more healthy way.

For example, these are lessons you learn when you pass 32 years of age:

1) Family sucks. Sometimes, you have to forgive them. Sometimes.
2) Anger gets nothing done. Except when a person really needs to be put in their place for their own good.
3) Your 20's were basically a waste of time. 10 years spent rejecting wisdom that you realize you should have taken seriously by the time you're 30.
4) Don't settle for a relationship just so you're not alone. That's when you let people in your life you normally wouldn't.
5) Be yourself, that way, the people who don't like you won't like you. Don't waste all your time pretending to be cool so a bunch of fake people can pretend they like you. In the long term, honest tension is better than fake peace.
6) About 70% of the people you meet will assume the worst of you unless you're a white male.
7) The Boston Red Sox are the new Evil Empire in baseball.

Accepting those simple truths helped me understand a lot of things. It also helped me to deal with people on a much simpler level. When I accepted that I am not the type who will get along with everyone, then I was able to find a center within myself. I spent many years wondering why I didn't "click" with most people I met, and I often thought negatively upon myself.

Was I not charming enough? Not "cool" enough? Not interesting enough? Not attractive enough? I asked myself that 1 billion times over the years. Each time I found another negative chamber in my heart and figured that caused folks to back off or be dismissive.

I got a newsflash recently that is a cliche, but an important life lesson at the same time:
Not everyone is meant to be your friend.

So now I go into each new situation with an open heart and a critical mind. I don't seek to create new enemies; I simply wish to encourage honest and truly diverse people to enter my life.