I find that whether or not I put myself in social situations has to be separate from whether or not I want to =P Because I’m apathetic more often than not, but I need to keep being effective ^^ It’s definitely harder sometimes though.
I don’t know that most people would get bored. Each person is different. Heh, I’ve lived alone in Germany for two months now without getting bored :D But some people are better able to enjoy the simple, good things in life.
Bah, cheater. When I have to choose between people and my dark sense of humor I have to choose the people ^^ I can feel others’ pain. And that’s enough motivation. It’s also how God goaded me out of my depression. =)
Yeah, it relaxes the mind enough to allow myself to be absorbed into whatever activity that I’m doing, while not worrying about other things that I have no control over. It’s interesting, most people would get bored, but I’m a Day-by-day person, so each day is new to me.
Precisely! We’ll see how dark your humor is when people are actually involved :P
That’s a good position to be in. Not feeling a compulsion to do one or the other, just doing what is necessary. Sounds like an enjoyable situation. I’ve always wondered what it’s like to live in one place for a while =)
Right. Mahatma Gandhi, for example. I’d rather call myself a Puppetmaster. ^^ I still have a dark sense of humor.
I’m covered in a sense of Need, I pretty much, go where I think I’m needed. If I need to leave Town, City, County, State, Country, then I’ll go, but if not, then I’ll stay.
Precisely, One person can change the world, with just the right amount of action. I don’t know about getting people connected, but we’ll see. Ha ha ha, Puppetmaster? Or perhaps you are the “Greatest Host DarkSnow.”
Nice, that doesn’t sound bad at all. Do you feel like you belong there? Or do you get an urge to leave? Or both? ^^
True that. But then that means that people who are actively trying to keep that from happening will stand out even more and others will follow them. When I’m near my home, I’m often the one organizing and hosting social events, getting people connected, and so on. Which is ironic considering I often prefer to be alone. Just call me “Puppetmaster DarkSnow.” ;)
That’s one way of looking at it =) Another is that I stick out in every culture I’ve ever been in ^^ How have you liked living in the same place for so long?
Yeah, it was. In many ways I miss it. But we move on with our lives. And there are benefits to the USA as well. What I miss most about there was how open everyone was. In most developed countries I’ve been to people are closed off from others… individualistic, so to speak. The value of community isn’t as high.
That’s what I’ve always done. Some people like discussing, but I like doing things.
Haha. It’s… south of Russia, northwest of China. And it’s kind of a blend of both cultures with its own nuances ^^ It’s the 9th largest country in the world, and the largest one that doesn’t touch an ocean.
Very true. I grew up in Kazakhstan because my parents were missionaries, so I’ve seen firsthand that people can make an amazing difference by caring and intentionally trying to improve peoples’ lives. Leave politics to people who care for such things and just go to the people who need help, I’ve always thought. =P
Those seem like good organizations to be a part of. Also, have you ever heard of Feed my Starving Children? And there are so many other great opportunities to get involved.
Ha ha ha! I don’t think I’ll ever fit with normal society, that’s just how I am. I’ll always take my own routes, make my own path, ha ha ha, I have plans to help change this world, I did you not! Guess that makes me an outcast just in itself :P
Agreed. Quite amazing individuals. And that’s the important part, I think: they’re individuals. I am for the outcasts, and if I have to give up my place with established cliques to be there, I gladly take it =) No matter how far in life I go, I will always be one of them. ^^
I thought so too, Like, our hidden scars have a way of being seen and allows us to find one another.
Heh, I look like an outcast, from how I physically look, to how I stand and mannerisms. But I love outcasts because they show the most sincerest sense of honesty and kind hearts.
The outcasts are often fairly friendly people, amusingly enough. The same has happened to me at times. =)
I suspect people who have been ostracized and judged are less likely to do so to others, and it’s interesting how many of them are genuine with the things they do. And though I don’t look as much like it, I’m an outcast; so perhaps they sense it, I sometimes wonder… ^^
I’ve always found it interesting when someone initiates conversation with me, oddly enough it’s with someone I’d have little in common with, ie a smoker, or some tattoo’d tough guy. Yet there’s no hints of hostility nor of macho comparisons, just friendly idle conversation :P
Well 90% of the time I’m waiting in line, I’m usually with someone I know, the 10%, when I’m by myself, I just remain quiet unless there’s an opportunity to speak to a random person, and then it’s just small talk, or they’ll just speak their minds out loud and/or to me, and I smile or laugh and they take it as a sign that I’ve acknowledged them. :P It’s a funny process.
Very true. It’s nice to have someone to talk to in lines. I think dislike it because it makes me feel complacently self-centered. ^^ I want to keep my place in line at any cost, and I’m also conforming to a system I dislike to do so. I’d often rather wait while sitting down for twice as long while everyone goes first ahead of me than wait in a line. But… some longs go on forever if you try to wait them out, haha.
Do you often get to have someone to talk to in lines? I’m often alone ^^
They are thinking that it’d be easier to have some of us have our graduation ceremony before finals week so that it’s less busy after finals week if everyone had it at the same time, I guess… ^^ They’re so good at their ways of trying to help us by making it even harder! =P
Haha. ^^ I think that might be part of the reason, too. Can they say ‘Oversight’? =)
I completely understand. There were a number of engineers who slept at school during finals week, even. O.o
And for us, for some bizarre reason, we had the graduation ceremony the Friday before finals week. Bad timing…
I hope it goes well. I’d be interested in hearing more about it, so let me know =) Good luck with it all.
Well, that’s just a sign of how limited my options are, I can either go back to school or go back to school.
Yep, all that’s left is to keep the faith and walk the path.
Yes! I have to keep my lil joys otherwise I might wind up an old man.
Well so far, I’ve been trying to deal with things here in the house, too many things going on. Heh, I haven’t even started studying again yet.
So much school… But excellent =P I hope you have a lot of fun with it. It’s a good experience overall to be in school, even though it’s hard work. I miss it sometimes ^^
Indeed! God’s plans are always interesting to find out.
Nice. That’s an excellent place to be in. To give up on the simple enjoyments in life is to lose most of the enjoyment in it.
Been doing much to keep yourself busy this summer in between studying for the exams?
Heh, well there’s Med school, Dentist school, Optometry school, Veterinarian school, Nursing School, and Graduate school!
Ha ha ha, suffice to say, there’s not much opportunities lining up for me. :P
Heh, if there’s one thing I know, it’s persistence! But we’ll see what God has in store for me.
Needing to be towed isn’t fun, mostly because of the feelings leading up to the point of the tow truck guy arriving, after that then it’s pretty fun.
Well there are always good things in this world to bring a smile to my face, DS! I’m a guy with simple tastes, it doesn’t take much to make me happy!
Thanks =) There’s got to be something bio majors are good for… ^^
Do you know any other bio majors who are going into a certain career? Sometimes the only main thing a degree can be used for is research, in some fields. I hope Bio is not one of those, though. ^^ Less fun that way, in my opinion.
The more chances you get, the easier it will go. Hard work wins out in the end >:) Oh dear. I can remember needing a tow once. I did not like it. But it is an amusing experience if it’s far enough in retrospect.
Good things too, I trust?
Congrats on graduating with a job right afterwards! Heh, I wasn’t as lucky, Bio degrees doesn’t cover much, not to mention, the Professors don’t help finding a job neither. :P
Yes that’s true, despite how I felt before the test, it included a sense of unpreparedness, like it wasn’t enough. I don’t know. I thought I was ready, but I’ll take another swing at it. Heh, there’s not much else I can do. I’m going to look for a job, and then take a class on the MCAT. Let’s see how this re-match goes. Oh well, got broken down in the middle of the road, got towed, stuff like that. heh, funny interesting stuff.
I graduated with my electrical engineering degree, got a job in about a month, and left the country 4 days after that ^^ They wanted to hire someone fast, which was great for me. =) I left the competition in the dust in the second interview, somehow… No idea how. I suspect divine intervention.
I’m sorry to hear that. Eh, one step at a time. As long as there’s no penalty and it’s just more time to enjoy your summer, why not? ^^ Indeed… Very random stuff. What kinds of things for you?
Heya DS! Wow Germany!? When and Why did you go to Germany? That’s amazing! Well, on my side of the world, I’m not getting into med school yet, I was studying for an important test and I didn’t do so well on it. So I’m going to take it again and study for it again, so my plans have been delayed. Other than that, I’m great, just taking it day by day, various random stuff has been happening :P
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