Blog #2: Human Relations, Are They Worth It?

Humans are social creatures by nature. We were created to mate, to uncover the world’s fascinating mysteries and to look after one another. Over the years, however, and as history tells, this bond, this thing linking us humans to one another has slowly, and bit by bit, started to intoxicate until it’s reached the level of irritation it’s on today. Leaving an important and vital question hanging: Are human relations even worth it anymore?

Reasons For HR Intoxication.

Envy, ignorance, phobia, prejudice, negative curiosity, religious intolerance and plenty more make the reasons behind HR intoxication. This category of flaws has filled the human atmosphere for as long as humanity existed. The circumstances are more complex, however, one cannot simply place the blame on one party or the other. Negative, so-called evil things are often reactions to a series of negative, so-called evil things that have been inflicted on oneself. Stealing and envy, for example, may very well be a reaction to hunger and poverty. Phobia, prejudice and religious intolerance may as well be a reaction to being very limitedly exposed to a different culture, faith or nationality, or to an upbringing error. The blame, in this case, is often shared between the parties involved (I.e. society, family, school, etc.).

There exist other cases, though! Cases in which people are being evil for the sake of being evil. And funny enough, it is those people that I had to deal with for a long period of my life, and which has/have helped me shape into the state of mind I am currently in. People who are just too lazy to make any effort to work out a relationship of any sort, people who are utterly selfish and inconsiderate to the point where no other opinion different to theirs matters and no voice different to theirs is heard. Do you want to know what else is funny? These sorts of people are the most known to be successful in today’s miserable world. Allow me to add one more funny thing. You know, there was a time where this last type of people made me want to go on a psychotic killing spree, but now that I took years to rethink and analyze their behavior, I started understanding them better. Their life is just… sad, smart, nonetheless.

I am not going to give answers to the big question raised up there, for I am still on my path to figuring them out myself. Besides, this is a matter to take from several sides. And more is yet to come. However, I am going to allow myself to say this: Human relations are only worth it provided they do not mess with your psyche and intoxicate your thinking. But like I said, more on this topic is yet to come.

Stay tuned!

Blog #1: New Year, New Me!

“New Year, New Me!” is an expression we often say every time we kiss a year goodbye and we kiss a new one hello. An expression we say, some of us to fool themselves into thinking that the new year will come, like a morning breeze, carrying the fresh winds of change. Some of us wait for it to give them a push, sort of, like, “New Year’s is as good a time as ever to start anew”. You, my dear reader, just like myself, must’ve set on a table one December 31st, to reflect on your past year and make resolutions for the new one. The question is: “Does it ever work?” “Is it really necessary?” “Is it really worth it?”

Change Comes From Within.

Change, indeed, comes from within. You could sit all you want and write down all the resolutions you wish. It does not matter – not with a fading passion, anyway! Firstly, you’ve got to look deep within yourself, to find that ticking part of you that ignites the spark of innovation and newness. Your motivation should stay still, just like an obelisk. Only then can the time you put into coming up with resolutions be of real worth!

Do Not Say It, Do It!

Avoid talking too much. If you talk too much, you think too much, and if you think too much, you highly risk jinxing it. Work in peace. Work in silence. For silence, for the most part, is golden!

Take It Easy!

Take it easy, alright? One at a time! ‘Tis better to have two important resolutions achieved than ten wholly failed. It isn’t at all about the quantity – nor should it be. It’s about the quality. Work at your pace. Do not give a care for what people say or think your pace should be like. It is your life. YOURS, okay? You master it. You control it – NOT anybody else.

Look At It From A Different Angle.

This is the one part I am still stuck in – the one where you’re supposed to change the way you look at things. I am quite an emotional person at times. It is extremely difficult for me, as a person who sees very little grey space between black and white, and who has been clouded with negativity for over two decades, to change the black, dusty glasses I’m used to seeing the world through. It is a struggle each of us has to go through – and I am going through mine. For that, I have decided to make it on the top of my list for its massive importance. I very well suggest you do the same. For no positive thinking, for sure, equals no positive change.

It is rather funny how I’m sitting on my computer at this late hour, giving out advice on how to control one’s life when I haven’t even got the least control over mine. It is good, however, as it serves as a reminder for me every time life’s troubles take me down the road of forgetfulness. Life is a ship, sailing in a wild, harsh and cold ocean. A good captain would be he who knows tricks and ways to dodge the shredding wind and destructive waves – May that be inside us all.

2019 has been pretty rough a year, with an ending even rougher. 2020 has begun, and so has a long, fate-deciding decade. Will I achieve my resolutions and dreams for this year or will I fail them? Check back with me next time it’s December 31st. But until then, why don’t you join me for a ride on the 2020 train, and see where it leads? 🚝 😉

Introduce Yourself (Example Post)

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You’re going to publish a post today. Don’t worry about how your blog looks. Don’t worry if you haven’t given it a name yet, or you’re feeling overwhelmed. Just click the “New Post” button, and tell us why you’re here.

Why do this?

  • Because it gives new readers context. What are you about? Why should they read your blog?
  • Because it will help you focus you own ideas about your blog and what you’d like to do with it.

The post can be short or long, a personal intro to your life or a bloggy mission statement, a manifesto for the future or a simple outline of your the types of things you hope to publish.

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  • Why are you blogging publicly, rather than keeping a personal journal?
  • What topics do you think you’ll write about?
  • Who would you love to connect with via your blog?
  • If you blog successfully throughout the next year, what would you hope to have accomplished?

You’re not locked into any of this; one of the wonderful things about blogs is how they constantly evolve as we learn, grow, and interact with one another — but it’s good to know where and why you started, and articulating your goals may just give you a few other post ideas.

Can’t think how to get started? Just write the first thing that pops into your head. Anne Lamott, author of a book on writing we love, says that you need to give yourself permission to write a “crappy first draft”. Anne makes a great point — just start writing, and worry about editing it later.

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