Tag: perspective

depression

Breathing Through It

I know I don’t have it that bad. I know things can always be worse. I know that as long as there is still breath in my body, I have the opportunity to do something better. The problem is that I feel compelled to serve a higher purpose, a universal purpose that goes beyond just …

work

Stupid

You know how some days, you just can’t handle any more stupid? That’s today. I am surrounded by incompetence.  By cycles of shortsighted and hypocritical behaviour enabled by blind spots and willful myopia. By words divorced from action.  By actions divorced from words.  By promises made and forgotten in the blink of an eye. By …

culture

Nudism

Yesterday was meant to be a post on nudism, and ended up on body positivity instead, which is another can of worms.  Not that I don’t believe in it, but it’s a sort of microcosm of how political correctness can hurt a dialogue.  The general idea is good, but the application often brooks no dissent, …

communication

Angry Posting

Yesterday, I wrote something I’m not proud of. Actually, that’s not true.  Everything I wrote in it was absolutely true, and reflected exactly how I felt on the matter yesterday.  Today, I’m holding on a bit, but it’s still true. Don’t worry, it wasn’t racist or sexist or anything like that. It was just one …

growth

Negative Growth

I’ve talked before about the perceived usefulness of positive and negative thinking.  Conventional thought is that positive thinking is good and negative thinking is bad. I disagree.  Imagine a book where nothing happened but positive occurrences.  There’s no threat, no danger, no one to be saved, no redemption or disagreement or conflict.  Boring fucking book, …

science

Total Eclipse

Sadly, we won’t see it here in redneck North, but we will get a partial eclipse, which is pretty sweet. Solar stuff like this, hell, universal stuff, fascinates me.  It’s not really that complicated of a situation, but it’s one of those naturally occurring phenomenon that are just plain cool. Like a waterfall.  It’s just …

presence

Stinky Butthole

A few weeks back, on a long weekend, on the holiday Monday, I went to the grocery store to pick up some odds and ends.  It was early in the morning and being a holiday, the store was fairly empty. There, I ran into an old friend, whom I probably hadn’t seen in ten years, …

growth

The Search For Growth

I’m driven to find answers.  Perspective.  New ways of thinking.  The answer to life, the universe and everything. (Yes, I know, 42.) I’ve heard it said that depressed people often are more intelligent individuals, those who quest for a deeper meaning. I don’t know if that’s true.  I do know two things. First, that I …