I encountered someone named German today, but he also had a middle name. So was the person writing on his behalf calling him by his given name or noting that he is from Germany? Then I got to thinking: what if people called me American before my name? I hate to say my mind went… Continue reading America?
How do you work and create when you’ve convinced yourself what you create is garbage? I saw The Killers in concert recently. They were amazing. A lot of their lyrics are enigmatic, but you listen to them over and over and they can start to take on different meanings, even deeper meanings. I’m trying to… Continue reading How to be creative when you’ve convinced yourself you suck.
We’ve all heard change is good. Yet, most of us find it difficult to actually embrace change. Humans are mere animals, creatures of habit. One tricky part about change is it’s usually something we have to adjust to after the fact; we rarely have control over it. The beautiful thing about being animals is we… Continue reading Rug pulled out.
How nice is it in life when things turn out better than you had expected? Sometimes we get trapped inside our negative thoughts and we end up dreading events in life and thinking things are worse than they are. If we’re able to look at personal, emotional situations objectively, the whole perspective can change… Continue reading Surprises are nice.
Perception can be incredibly important. How we perceive things can be surprisingly different from how things are in reality. We each take in input, and it’s processed through our own eyes and ears, then it goes through our brains. This is where the reality can get warped. You have information or a situation, and… Continue reading Perception, sabotage, and trust.
I have a hard time of year during the holidays as I do not wish to celebrate them at all for a couple of reasons. One is that I’m an atheist and I don’t believe in Christmas at all. If this was it, I could still play along and maybe even participate in some of… Continue reading ‘Tis the season to question the meaning of your life and all your decisions. Fa la la la la la la la la.
This time of year makes me question life and my faith in humanity. I’m also reminded how foolish and counterproductive most emotions can be. The season’s feeling of being sentimental makes me disgusted a bit. I’m not sure exactly why, but normal setbacks or troubles in life seem amplified this time of year. There’s a… Continue reading Shutting down.