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“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

How often is our individuality celebrated? There is only one version of you in this world, keep your value up by remaining rare.

“It is better to remain silent at the risk of being thought a fool, than to talk and remove all doubt of it.”
― Maurice Switzer

I disagree with this thought completely. Yes there are times where it is better to remain silent but not speaking out because you fear being viewed as a fool is cowardly. Many thought innovators had the courage to speak their minds and accept the status of “fool” when they stumbled upon life-altering society-changing ideas. They weren’t afraid to challenge the status quo about the earth being flat, the existence of gravity, the workings of the human body, the earth being the center of the universe, even ideas on racial hierarchy. These “fools” spoke staunchly and carried their banners proudly until others started to question. They forced a paradigm shift because they couldn’t be silenced. So I say that “it is better to speak at the risk of being thought a fool, than to remain silent and prove it.”

  1. People who steal credit from others
  2. Going to the fridge to take out the food I fantasized about all day and finding it gone
  3. Bananas [the smell gets into everything brownies, sandwiches, soup! It’s just nasty!]
  4. Remembering what I forgot halfway to my destination
  5. Worms after rain, before too [they make me cringe! :?]
  6. Burnt toast
  7. Low gas gauge
  8. Frizzy hair from a minute of humidity after an hour of straightening
  9. My paycheck after tax
  10. My chapped lips

This prompt was from SoulPancake.What Things make you frown?

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
― Maya Angelou

This is so true, my question for myself is how am I making those around me feel. I am now actively attempting to make sure that everyone I interact with leaves my presence feeling great about themselves.

It’s a strange feeling

The feeling of being among friends

Yet at the same time sensing a strange disconnect

You hear the conversation going on around you

You add a comment here and there

But despite all these things, you feel miles away

It’s truly a strange feeling when sitting among friends conversing

You take a mental step away and evaluate the connections you’ve made

With some, it’s tightly pulled, strumming from the tension of closeness and mutual understanding

The feeling that manifests itself as a click

A turning on of a switch that allows you to automatically, immediately connect

There are no awkward silences among you

Just the gradual dying away of a conversation

With others, there is a connection

A loose string that sags completely

It’s a connection that has been made

Forged with effort and care

Yet, in spite of this the ones connected know the least about you

The click isn’t there

It doesn’t exist

All the interactions occurring between you feel clumsy

Like fumbling in a newly darkened room

It feels dark, uncomfortable

It holds the awareness that at the slightest aggravation they will turn

It’s truly a strange feeling

When sitting with others

You innately know who is truly a friend

And who is a snake waiting to strike