crusaderadolescent-deactivated2 asked: Sorry, I didn't mean to come across as saying that we should pretend life is a positive experience. On the contrary I think that in order to bring about the most positivity in life one must acknowledge that life isn't always a positive experience, and accept it. We can still feel positively while recognizing life isn't always positive.
crusaderadolescent-deactivated2 asked: I don't really see it as entirely preference-based that one should, if not feel as if life were a gift, adopt an attitude of appreciation. We choose our meaning but don't you think there are certain choices that are better (at least in most cases) than others? What is the point of creating meaning if we're not going to create the best meaning possible? It seems like denying that...
crusaderadolescent-deactivated2 asked: Hi, I enjoyed reading you recent post on nepotism. I was wondering if you could go into detail on what you meant by "I don’t happen to consider life too much of a blessing in any case. It just is."
It is unfortunate for my mother that I have turned out to have more in common with my father than with her. This, in her eyes, makes me incorrect as a person. In particular, she has massive issues with the fact that I don’t subscribe to her nepotism. I don’t feel the need to be forever indebted to her because she raised me and brought me into the world. She may earn some respect...
Sometimes I think I’ve stopped liking music altogether and have become too mechanical or formal in musical pursuit, but luckily the feeling never lasts. It doesn’t help that I have these entire days of back-catalogue marathons.
Cooking (a delicious and healthy) dinner for mum and I before returning back to my room to eat because TV sucks and that’s my mother’s take on family social time. Thus deemed antisocial. Whatever, don’t care. I’ve got more Manics to listen to.
Turns out there’s heaps of artists I wanted on my iPod that weren’t listed on my facebook. I listed about a page and a half. Yes, I wrote it down. There are even a few artists listed on my facebook that I don’t want on my iPod, like Merzbow. And there are some I’ll have to get back to, like Nina Simone, because I have way too much and only want a selection on my iPod. ...
I KNOW WHAT TO DO TODAY! Re-sync my iPod. I figure, if it’s music I have listed on my facebook page, it can go on my iPod. That facebook list is pretty comprehensive. I’ll use last.fm to double check too. Time I put that 160 GB to good use.
Somebody bought my dad a kitten as a gift. He wasn’t looking to have any pets. Who does that?!
Downside to being a music student/musician: I can’t get any production done while listening to music. Listening to music is therefore inherently “unproductive”. And I’d rather listen to music that’s already finished, and by someone else with actual talent :P All the interesting software on my computer is music software. Gah.
So, unfortunately, I just drugged myself up again, because I am feeling way too uncomfortable tonight and I need to sleep eventually. I forgot that the whole not-taking-medication thing is not without its consequences.
I don’t agree with the Kinsey scale notion that sexuality is a straight line from completely heterosexual to completely homosexual, and even if it were, I don’t agree with the people who expect others to pick a point on that line and stick with it, forever. This is a simplistic view for simplistic minds, or for people with simple lived experience.
I’ve taken my medication once in the past week and I’ve decided to stop and I made this decision completely on my own BUT I am feeling very agitated right now
Boy, I cannot tell you how much I loathe weaved toilet paper.
I can’t sleep but I feel all agitated staying up as well In fact the only thing that I think would make me feel better right now is eating especially cheese I’m not even hungry this is happening to me more and more frequently it’s 3 am.
One thing I’ve noticed about men is that so many of them have really prominent veins on the surface of their skin, all over their bodies and I don’t really have that at all
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Having friends who are happy all the time is exhausting.
What was I thinking, trying to take on the whopping 22 album back catalogue of Sparks in the space of a couple of days? I feel totally saturated and gross (the Christmas food probably doesn’t help). They generally make great music, but this is exhausting. Well, at least I’ve gotten through their 80’s synth-pop phase in one piece.
I haven’t taken any medication in about a week. I probably shouldn’t have done that. Noted.
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My brain: Merry Christmas Tim, here, feel guilty about fucking up a whole lot of uni friendships all at once and all over again at 3 a.m. Christmas morning, even though it happened months ago and any rational person would be well and truly moving on. You weren’t that important to any of them, btw. Also there was no obligation for them to feel otherwise. This is entirely your problem to...
me: i'm so lonely omg i just want someone to talk at me
me: no not you
I feel sort of stupid or like a facebook stalker or loser or whatever for caring about a former acquaintance who is spending Christmas morning in hospital getting his face stitched up fucks sake
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Someone: What do you like about yourself?
Me: My music taste.
For a while now, I’ve found that I can barely start drinking before I start to feel ill. The point at which I start to feel sick ranges from between about half a drink to a couple. I considered stopping altogether, but the social environment, or anxiety about drinking in general (self-fulfilling prophecy), could be factors, as well as any food I may have had at the time. Of course, it...