At 1/27/11 12:48 PM, jarrydn wrote:
At 1/27/11 12:32 PM, Supersteph54 wrote:
Yeah that's pretty much exactly how I am. Extremely introverted, very apathetic, and a bit of a smart ass at times.I copped quite a lot of shit in school, for the things I enjoyed doing, for the way I liked to dress, and for the company I kept. I learned first hand why it's a stupid idea to alienate or look down upon someone for doing whatever makes them happy. It's abstract, it's irritating, and it's none of your business. Not to mention toxic. It is not an attitude that gets you very far.
I 100% agree with you that we should accept each other for our differences, too. I'm often called names by other people like Gollum and loner (usually from people in other classes of my school, not from people who personally know me) and I've been mocked for my indifference to everyone else before.
The best thing about apathy and indifference, is that it makes you a very easy person to get along with. Not in a submissive way, but in a way that basically forces the other party into knowing that you cannot be riled up. My fondest, dearest friends...the people in my life that I appreciate the most, also happen to have a massive sense of apathy emanating from them. And not in a dark, brooding way...more in a kind and nurturing way that accepts just about anyone, regardless of their flaws or beliefs.
Of course, with apathy comes the inevitable misanthropia...but really I think it's quite normal to oscillate between pure altruism, and wanting to watch the human race wipe itself out.
And loans, you're SO honest that you actually sweat buckets of cool.
Arrogance, pretentiousness, misery, trying to fit in, and all manner of things that negatively effect your mental health stem from taking yourself and other things too seriously.
Stop taking things so seriously and compassion just comes right along with it. The only people who will have problems with you are the people who take you seriously, and even they will give in once they get to know you. If not, they were probably assholes the whole time.
Be serious about your lack of seriousness, and there is a chance that you are still serious. Stop giving a fuck, and you will give a fuck. The most selfless thing you can do is sometimes be selfish. Be yourself, and you will be everyone else. The master touches waffle iron, and waffle iron makes master go "Ouch, that is rather hot"
But seriousness is the root of all evil. Quit being so fucking serious, and you will enjoy life more, and people will enjoy you more also.
And don't take my advise, I'm crazy. Unless it makes sense to you. Then go ahead.
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