Originally posted by ldyserenity
reply to post by Idonthaveabeard
I am struggling with this actually right now, two projects to do and a writing assignment. I hate the microeconomics class which is where the
assignment is do and one project, the other project is in Microsoft Vista and it's just so boring because I am on win 7 and this stuff is all so
yesterday to me. UGH!!!! I have two days to do this stuff and a quiz too. No Motivation!!!
No motivation except a swift kick in the butt from your parents if you don't. And a good dose of regret later in life. And lots of anxiety and
unpredictable living. That's a ticket to homelessness.
But I know exactly where you're coming from. I've always been a procrastinator. I put it all off until the last moment. It's funny how it happens too.
At first all is good because there's a couple weeks to do the assignment. So for a week it's just not on my mind. But during the last week each day
gets harder and harder. I even start to wonder why I get up in the morning. Eventually, I forced myself to finish the assignment and then.... bliss. I
mean, absolute, nirvana. Really.
It went like that for 14-15 years of my life in school. I put off everything to the last day. I was so stressed by the last day though that it forced
me to do what I needed to do. It was like hell.
Which makes me wonder if evading responsibility leads to suicidal or existential thoughts. Because it always happened a day or two before the exam or
the big turn in. I would stressing about not having my homework or essay or assignment done. I'd get all moody and talk about how my life is
meaningless. But it all went away once I started doing the assignment. I started to feel good about it and then I finished it and was on top of the
I have a theory that when a person knows they're not doing the right thing, they get depressed and philosophical and moody and whatnot. Maybe I'm
wrong, but it just seems this way to me.
For me it's weird. I'll go through stages where I can work on a project and really am enjoying it. But eventually I get bored and I move on to
something else. I do the same thing with games. I'll play it for a while but then I get sick of it and move on to another one. That seems to be the
way I move and I don't like it. Once I realize how hard something really is and how repetitive it's, I just lose all interest it seems. To get
anywhere in life you need discipline. You need to be able to do something repetitive for a while. Not for weeks, but for months. You need to keep
doing it even if you're bored of it. That's what you need to do to know success and be proud.
Maybe some people are naturally impulsive and can't stick to one thing for very long. I'm not sure. But I know with the projects I've done that I knew
I could do it, I just didn't have the resolve to follow through. The fun was gone and it was all work. So I just quit and did something else.
A long life of incomplete projects gets you no where.
I wonder if depressed people and philosophers and fantasy chasers and others like them that run away from reality by condeming it in some way are just
people in denial about their own lack of responsibility? I know from experience that working improves my confidence. I also know that not working
decreases it. It just seems that one follows the other like A->B. Seems simple to me.
Saying that life is meaningless because your philosophy justifies it - the 1000 pages of gibberish and academic BS - is just a way to escape the
burden you carry. It's the same when a person who hurts another goes to church and gets forgiven and is smiling the next day. I don't care how
complicated the excuse is or the escape might be, it's always the same result: evasion.
The Matrix movie falls into the same category. People who worship it, in reality, desire to escape responsibility. It gives them a warm fuzzy feeling
that none of this is real. It makes them feel better because they're made so many bad choices in life and don't want to carry the blame.
Well, guess what reality haters, this is real, DEAL WITH IT. No later, NOW. Not some else, YOU.
I personally feel it would be a good idea to round up these people and force them to work since they can't do ti themselves dependably. That would
build their confidence and solve problems. I know it seems mean, but some people are so stuck inside themselves that they're incompetent.
That ditch down the road that's flooding every spring, start there. That'll keep em busy. And with the illegal immigrants being pushed out of
employment, there's lots of jobs to be filled up.
This is hte kind of assertiveness this country needs and used to have. Our grandfathers would laugh at us. They would get out their belt and start
whipping us until we started working. They see us with contempt because they actually knew how to work while we just conceptualize it and crap on
their hard earned wisdom. Their generation knew how to be responsible. We're clowns.
Put us all in a circus. If we're lucky, we'll get human food.
edit on 20-8-2011 by jonnywhite because: (no reason given)