I’m trying something new. Every day I’ll write for 10 minutes. I won’t limit what I write to any particular thing. It could be fiction, poetry, an essay, whatever. The goal is to write and then publish and share it. I need to get over my fear of publishing and I need to build a writing (and publishing) habit.
Today, I was angry about some things that have been happening at work. I started out whining but then decided to give unsolicited advice instead.
I think it’s safe to say that we’ve all put up with a lot of bullshit lately. It really makes me question whether the human race deserves to continue its existence in this universe. What’s absolutely bonkers is that people were saying this same sort of thing a thousand years ago. People have been sick of bullshit for a really long time apparently. But, what is bullshit, really?
There have been books written about it of course. I think everyone has their own idea of what it is, but they likely align along the theme of, “I really dislike this thing that is happening, and someone else is responsible for it.” Even this post is bullshit to somebody somewhere. Probably to most everyone once they realize how inane and rambling it is. Well, fuck that bullshit.
I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired, and I think most of us are. So, if you’re with me, let’s pull the pin on this grenade. There’s only one thing that we can do, and that’s…
I don’t know either. I’d be full of shit if I said otherwise, or trying to be cute with an April Fool’s prank. Since it’s the end of the day, and we’re probably sick of the bad April Fool’s Day gags by now, let’s settle into some hard facts. The world is complicated. There are many reasons and factors for how and why things happen, and we can never know all of them. Everything that happens to us that we don’t like and take personally is bullshit. But, calling it bullshit is also bullshit as well because, for all we know, it was the best possible thing that could have happened in the world at that moment in time. We have no way of knowing, nor will we ever.
There are things that happen that we don’t like and that we didn’t ask for or deserve. But, don’t take it personally. The universe is chaotic. Penn Jillette says that luck is probability taken personally. The same goes double for bad luck. Most of the time, you probably didn’t do anything wrong or deserve the bullshit that’s happened to you. Your perspective determines how you feel about it and colors your world. You can choose to see it as either full of bullshit or challenges to overcome.
Now that I’m done preaching to myself, I’ll go to bed. Good night, and good luck.
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