THEY SEE IT LIKE:
I SEE IT LIKE:
Worst. Question. Ever.
Thing that I’ve been really annoyed with: people who don’t try and figure out how to get into the course/job they want but follow you around asking what you did then complaining about how they can’t do the same. Seriously, do a quick search, brush up your social skills, and go for it.
ALSO: Someone posted on my facebook the following two things:
1) “I’m soooo lazy and hate thinking about having more commitments…”
2) “OMG I’m such a failure I’m never gonna get married and settle down, etc..”
Oh fuck right off.
In other news, I’m officially a girlfriend again.
MAN I’m so bored!
*dances weirdly* (imagine kinda Indian hand-waving thing)
ngo: wisdom teeth out wednesday!!
apparently I should expect to be extremely high on painkillers wednesday
Dagoberto: indeed you will
ngo: so… awesome timing to try and seduce the cute TA?
So… People are funny. Today I had a long conversation with my most recent ex about why we broke up. For politics, I skipped over the fact that I wanted to do someone else.
So the bulk of the conversation was set around how I don’t really want a boyfriend in my life… the funniest part was probably how he kept bringing up the fact that I don’t ever let anyone ‘get close’ to me and I was going to be alone for the rest of my life because of it.
First: I’m 21. By the time I am 22 I will be a very different person, and by the time I’m 30 I will be even more so. Please don’t try to predict my future cause I’m not gonna be the same person in 6 months.
Second: When I brought up one of the closest people to me is my good friend Lorne (who happens to be my ex boyfriend as well) he started on a tangent about how I never “really got over him”. Maybe, just maybe, at this point in my life the best person to hold onto my life story isn’t a boyfriend/significant other. It’s going to be someone who doesn’t need to talk to me every day, but when we do talk there’s no awkwardness. Someone who casually accepts me no matter what kind of person I am at the moment, and maybe that person is a male who is completely unrelated to me. That does *not* mean I’m in love with him.
Third: For some reason he thinks he knows me best, like he really got who I was. As far as I can tell he’s just taken small facts of me and tried to match me up with given stereotypes. That may work for the people he barely associates with but this guy was telling me how I’d make a great wife and mother.
Bottom line: I broke up with him cause he kept trying to categorize me, define me with labels and settle with that definition. In the end all he did was continually misunderstand me. When the issue came up, he just slapped another label on me and went on with his life. Now I’m telling him I want to be single and he’s telling me I have mental issues. Thanks bud… that totally convinces me I’ve made a mistake.
Just for context:
This has been circling around for a while. Great for the person who wrote it, but it makes the Occupy Wall Street protesters look like a bunch of lazy good for nothings who just want others to do their work for them. Are they? Probably more than half, yes. The rest have a good point tho.
The “point” as far as I can gather has to do with the rich manipulating more and more money from the poor. One sign I saw had to do with banks and other investor type companies creating policies that were more likely to fail so that people would be stuck paying that debt for years. I am no economist… so the details were lost on me.
Is this a good cause? Probably. 1% of the North American population holds more than 40% of the wealth. That means while talented, intelligent people are forced to drop out of school to care for their families, other families are sending their kids to school just to fuck around. Hell, the other day I noticed an international student with a brand new BMW SUV sit an an empty intersection for 5 minutes waiting for the yellow light so he could turn. There’s ~$300k being sunk into a kid who loves to spend money and look like an ass in his car.
Even those who go to school are caught in a fun little thing called the higher education bubble: http://bit.ly/n16H8a
Are the lazy using the protest for their own means? Of fucking course. That’s how people are. They follow the first sign that agrees with their own ignorance. Check out this article on the confirmation bias: http://youarenotsosmart.com/2010/06/23/confirmation-bias/
Finally, something we can all agree on is bad things happen to good people. What this protest is about is trying to stop Wall Street from using that as an excuse to beat down on the beaten. For everyone who is in the “53%” there are several more who are in the “99%”. Is it because they’re all lazy? I doubt it. I think saying half of the “99%” are hard working individuals who are stuck there because of issues outside of their means to cope with. What kind of help do they get? A few scholarships a year for the exceptionally hard working and talented. Everyone else? Hope to god your family members aren’t getting you into more debt cause they don’t know better.