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Deconstructing Proverbs

Posted on 2010.02.23 at 06:45
Current Location: 75409
Current Music: Interzone, Inc - n3Xtensions

We are - that is to say, each and every one of us - the sole collection of our experiences. Nature and nurture both inclusive, as they too have played a large part in our development, decision making (all activities and lessons learned from result of said decisions) and ultimately, the final fashioning of our individuality.

I don't know about you, but I live in a bubble.

Everything which takes place around me these days is more or less either of my own creation, or falls within my parameters of the expected norm. Nothing "unexpected" happens and were it to, it would be unexpected only in the terms of a rare, but calculated occurrence. Not so much an anomaly as logical conclusion given enough time in the equation.

This is both good and bad.

Good, because I've experienced a tremendous amount of life thus far, and a break every now and again is blessed reprieve. There's a certain...fulfillment in the rhythm of a comfortable routine. Now I don't want to outright confront the Olympian god Apollo, but the older I get the more downtime I seem to enjoy between the fruits of my labor. Bad, because all this laurel-resting can lead to lethargy and apathy - the outright scourge of extrinsic activity which stimulates growth.

But that's not my point.

Though I am intellectually challenged by your ideas - your differing world view - and appreciate the freshness and challenges of new ideas you bring to the table, depending upon your own experiences, were I to walk to a mile in your shoes I would have no point of reference in which to orient myself, thus the exercise would be counterproductive. To speak plainly, I have, at your behest, walked that mile in your shoes and found that I was angry, unmotivated, ignorant, undeservedly self-righteous and above all frustrated.

Walking a mile in your shoes did the opposite of illustrating your cause.

Admittedly, I have a problem expressing compassion. No, that's not quite it. I have difficulty properly emoting empathy. I understand it, logically - and I comprehend its affect on you. I fail to emote it adequately to society's standards. But were you to "walk a mile in my shoes" and able to grasp my trend-bucking attitude of facing each day with unmitigated joy and self-confidence, you'd find it a small price to pay for the kind of happiness which comes from living in a bubble of your own creation.

Comments:


Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2010-02-23 16:40 (UTC) (Link)
Who in God's name are you babbling about now?
ehowton
ehowton at 2010-02-23 22:20 (UTC) (Link)
What's with you and assigning blame? We can all benefit from my words. Some of us more than others *nudge nudge*
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2010-02-23 22:35 (UTC) (Link)
I haven't talked to you in quite a while so I assumed, therefore, this post was not about me. If it wasn't about me then, I wondered towards whom you targeted your words.

Yes, it's true you talk out your ass most of the time and would probably fare better in life were you to bare you ass and walk on your hands; however, you typically have a purpose in that which you say and do. Since I concluded I was not the target of your guttural uttering, I therefore because curious to discover the referenced dolt.
ehowton
ehowton at 2010-02-23 22:44 (UTC) (Link)
I therefore because curious to discover the referenced dolt.

This reminds me of an error message I get infrequently on my ESXi server when I attempt to do something which has been stripped from the freeware version:

glodowg
glodowg at 2010-02-23 17:41 (UTC) (Link)
aren't there kids in that bubble?

Enjoy it while it lasts, cause kids are often know for disrupting the norm.
ehowton
ehowton at 2010-02-23 22:20 (UTC) (Link)
I'll hold on as tight as I can! (Thanks for the head's up :P)
Samantha
thesweetestnote at 2010-02-23 18:11 (UTC) (Link)
lethargy, apathy, anger, unmotivated, ignorant, undeservedly self-righteous, frustrated... If there were a mood poster on a wall I would have picked out those faces...the old dead me that is.

My bubble, this time, is not coming with an escape hatch. I'm floating to heaven in this new sucker!

ehowton
ehowton at 2010-02-23 22:24 (UTC) (Link)
Samantha
thesweetestnote at 2010-02-24 02:44 (UTC) (Link)
An episode I haven't seen! Some one came by computer today and saw the picture above. They told me about this episode. Must watch now.
ehowton
ehowton at 2010-02-25 12:05 (UTC) (Link)
There weren't many highlights for a Texas living in New Jersey, but watching Seinfeld in its heyday was one of them.
Lelf Treperra
ubet_cha at 2010-02-24 19:37 (UTC) (Link)
While you and I haven’t know each other that long yet I would say that this..

”Admittedly, I have a problem expressing compassion. No, that's not quite it. I have difficulty properly emoting empathy.”

……....is IMHO inaccurate, at least in this medium.
ehowton
ehowton at 2010-02-25 12:05 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. I do try. I'm often afraid it comes off as insincere. Its not, but I think the societal response is, which makes mine appear so in comparison.

If that makes sense.
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2010-02-25 04:38 (UTC) (Link)
"I don't know about you, but I live in a bubble."

Are you moving to Highland Park or University Park? They call the Park Cities "The Bubble" now.
ehowton
ehowton at 2010-02-25 12:02 (UTC) (Link)
For good reason I assume.
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