reply to post by YouAreDreaming
first off, it was odd seeing this thread lean toward lucid dreaming before getting on topic ("What are some of your profound realizations about
life?") but it was fun reading.
Hate is the only emotion that lasts -
love, kittens and rainy days may inspire a plethora of corny songs and haiku, but something you hate, something that really pisses you off - that can
inspire seven pages of creative seething, wild description and imagination unreal. like it or not, it's wise not to underestimate what hate does to
Only thinking makes it so -
another poster wrote of this at length. I'm mangling a line from Shakespeare (above) but it's so on-the-money it must be shared. IMHO it is the
epitome of psychology and the line that exists between black and white, ying and yang, whatever. it's but five words and we could write volumes about
it. it's all in your mind.
You are not in control of everything that happens but you Can be in control of how you respond to it -
yet another poster touched upon this. i can't stress enough how import learning control is. a little discipline is nice, a lot of discipline and you
can rule the roost. the most successful people i've known keep a poker face and keep their cool when deep inside they would like to choke the living
shiat out of someone for what they just said or did. learn to be Joe Cool: never speak in anger, never let them see you sweat. in time you'll almost
always have the winning hand.
If you are not in control of your sexuality, your sexuality will be in control of you -
very similar to the previous paragraph but important enough to stand on it's own. so many young people's lives are set on an unwanted course for
lack of control, so the earlier one learns this lesson, the better. and because there are those who will understand it more well differently worded,
i'll mention the ballsiest tattoo i ever saw. this guy had inked on his neck: "bitches ain't sh#t". worse than youthful horn-dogs are middle-aged
and even older suits and ties that still salivate uncontrollably as if they've never seen curvaceous breasts or an attractive backside before. others
notice this behavior, and it gives a really pathetic insight/reflection on the fellow who is 'that guy'.
Don't worry, it almost never happens anyway -
sad but true, a heck of a lot of people spend a lot of their lives worrying about things that never come to pass. how sad is that? be prepared, do
your thing, but leave worry to the fools who don't know better. worry is counter-productive, it produces stress & anxiety, and ages you before your
time. make your choice, pick your path, and stay the course. don't worry, be happy.
When all is said and done, most things don't mean a shiat -
observe the really old folks in your life, and those you may meet here and there. they've seen it all and done it all. in their golden years they
speak their mind and they don't tolerate nonsense. i realized from old folks, and from growing old myself, that life is full of way too much
inconsequential bullshiat. and when it comes down to brass tacks, most of it isn't worth jack squat. the sooner one realizes this the sooner one may
-- for what's it worth, that's my two cents. thanks for taking the time to read.