Social networking has made it so easy for the whole world to know your business. Usually, sites like Twitter & Facebook are used to boast — hey, look at this thing I cooked! OMG so proud of my son/daughter/cat/dog/chinchilla! My boyfriend is amazing! — but sometimes we use it to tell our internet friends (and acquaintances, and people we met at a mutual friend’s party once) that we’re sad or we’re having a tough time with something. I think we think that’s what we need–support from everyone we know because more comments = more convincing and feels like more people care. But really all that’s necessary is someone you trust. The whole world doesn’t need to know what you’re going through all the time. Other people in general don’t always need to know what you’re going through. Sometimes support can’t be found with a social networking site or an email or even a phone call–sometimes it’s inside yourself.
Monthly Archives: June 2011
The past two days have brought with them those semi-recurring feelings I’m not particularly fond of. I’ve refrained from bringing them up because they never pan out to the perfectionist standards I’ve created to compare them to. I was hoping this post would reflect an “AHA!” moment, Doogie-style (see what I did there?), so that I could say how waiting it out works every time, but so far no luck. Instead, I’m going to say that although communication is key, it might not be absolutely necessary when emotions teeter on excessively sensitive and time may just be the answer, albeit more time than a Doogie 24-hours. Today might not be my day for feeling better. Tomorrow might not either. But if I have faith in it happening, it’s bound to eventually. Right?
Also, Happy Birthday NPH! I must include this photo because (1) it’s applicable considering the past two emotional days (I’m awesome, even if it’s not always reinforced), and (2) Duh. Doogie.
Oftentimes people will smile in your face and pretend to be your friend only to turn around and express their dislike towards you elsewhere. I’ve spent a long time trying to figure out how to avoid this. Truth is…there *is* no way to avoid it. You can only be yourself with the understanding that some people will like you and some won’t. All I am saying…is give peace a chance.
If absence makes the heart grow fonder and familiarity breeds contempt, which one dominates? Neither. Because absence can easily breed contempt and familiarity make the heart grow fonder. So my opinion rides with Galton: individual differences.
They say the shortest distance between two points is a straight line and I bet geometrically it is…but time isn’t always the most important factor. Sometimes getting there in one safe, healthy (mentally & physically) piece is really the best route, no matter the twists and turns.
When you get a chance to try a little bit of everything….you find out what you really do and do not like.