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I dont understand people. I wish I could, but I never will. I mentioned earlier that I let go of most things, but a lot of people I know dwell on things. They dwell. On trivial shit. That's what I dont understand, when people dwell on trivial shit. And while I am trying to enjoy life as much as possible they are standing next to me, dragging me down. They dwell on insignificant bullshit and have no perspective whatsoever. If God has given me anything, its the gift of perspective.

Let me explain my perspective. When I am pessimistic I simply say "Hey, it could be worse." Example: Someone at Outback is upset that they got a bad tip (10%). It could be worse, they could have gotten nothing. And when I am optimistic I count my blessings. Example: When I fucked up my knee I laughed because at the minimum, I would get a good story out of it, and the most some days off work, chillin. If niether of those work, then I think long-term. Will this matter one hour, one day, one month, one year from now? 99% of the time, NO. So stop dwelling.

The bad tip is not the end of the world. The breakup is not the end of the world. There will be other tables and other girls. You are not in an orphange in Africa dieing of AIDS. You are not under some totalitarian regime. You are living the easy life. So smile about it. And if not, dont cry to me.
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From: truthseeker18 Date: April 4th, 2005 09:15 am (UTC) (Link)
In abnormal psych we learned that stress is completely subjective. Whatever the "big" issues in your life that cause you stress are, they affect everyone the same way. Let's take two scenarios
Scenario 1: Gina, a single mother of triplets just got fired from her job and doesn't have any money in savings and is stressed out about how to feed and clothe her children
Scenario 2: Debbie, a high school junior, is worried that she won't be voted prom queen this year because Jenny (the stupid bitch) just got a brand new Mustang convertible for her birthday and her boyfriend is way better looking than Debbie's.

Now you'd think that Gina's situation would cause much more stress, along with all the physical side effects (sleepless nights, loss of appetite, depression, etc.) than Debbie's. But no! Psychiatrists have found that stress is stress is stress, and whatever is causing you stress at the moment is just as stressful as what might be causing someone else (who's in a worse situation) stress. So you can't really blame someone for feeling stressed out because of the insignificant bullshit that's going on in their lives, cuz it's all relative to the person.
From: truthseeker18 Date: April 4th, 2005 09:17 am (UTC) (Link)

P.S.

...and we can't all be as enlightened as Vladimir
naughtylips101 From: naughtylips101 Date: April 4th, 2005 10:16 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: P.S.

lmao oh god that was great!
From: mangelamustdie Date: April 5th, 2005 02:58 am (UTC) (Link)
you must be jewish.
From: laxblackbelt Date: April 7th, 2005 06:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
Truly Vlad you have to start a compilation of all this stuff into some kind of portfolio or something. You are a fucking genius. I know you might not want to hear that but you are.
You have self-actualized, not that I ever thought you hadn't. I can say I have learned a lot from you, and you have showed me to just brush the shit off and go take a shower.

"Meh," the greatest three letter word ever to hit me ears. Meh is not just a word but a way of life and you Vlad live the life of Meh. Meh and a shrug that lets anything negative just float away and brings about the light of truth. Meh is not, not caring but is the truth of knowing things could be worse and are worse for others in this world. Meh is knowing that you are not ignorant to yourself and your eyes, that the world is large and that you are a but a small part of it all. Meh is being ok with the fucked up things in live and knowing to hold on to the great things in life. Meh is not the indifference to other people’s problems but a solution to not let others problems become yours. Meh means not having to say you’re sorry if it wasn't your fault but an apology can be given anyway to console, though another follower of the Meh lifestyle will be quickly thank you but remind you that it is not your fault. Meh is an understanding of the shit and the greatness that goes on in life. Meh is a realization that ones self must come first but also that one should care for others as much as possible. Meh is having pride in what one has. Meh is having dreams that might not come true but knowing that these dreams might not come true and having them for the sake of being a dreamer. Meh is not about knowledge but about knowing, no matter how smart someone is they can not truly live while naive. Meh can be taught but only to those willing to learn. Meh can be used simply but is often not truly understood. Meh is placing ones self on a mental plane higher then others. Meh will upset those that do not understand the true meaning of Meh. Meh is a way of life, a conduct of ones self, a movement not to suppress emotions but to fill yourself with them, and not a code of ethics or morals but an addition to those. Meh is an understanding and a knowing. Meh can be for everyone that understands themselves but many people will use Meh that do not truly understand. Be not fooled be those that speak Meh, but seek out those that practice the life of Meh. Meh is what the platypus and the sloth said after God created them, the two strangest animals and they brushed it off and said "Meh, it could be worse. We could have been humans." This is Meh.

I am honored to be a friend of yours and take everything you say to heart because I know you mean it all.
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