High on cloud-9, she sits on a pedestal, basking in the memories of her spiritual conquests and emotional victories; while man lie beneath her feet, confused by her messages and mesmerized by her grace.
ARE YOU SOCIALLY AWARE?
Not long after engaging in a heated argument with my girlfriend of 3 years, I remember standing on a crowded subway car experiencing an intense feeling of rage, on a week day morning.
It wasn’t even 5 minutes after I brushed my teeth that I exploded in anger, “SHUT THE F**K UP!! YOU ALWAYS GOT SOMETHING TO SAY ABOUT EVERYTHING PEOPLE DO! SHUT THE F**K UP!!” You see, from the minute I woke, to the second I completed the knot on my tie, my girlfriend did nothing but nag. Literally, every action I took had to have been met with sarcasm, criticism, sharp remarks, and name calling - up until the minute my top blew off the lid and my ears fell off.
However random this may have appeared, this incident is responsible for my deep-seeded urgency to create this post, today (2 months later). I guess you could assume, I have yet to adequately express my point of view without the series of Atomic “F” bombs pouring out of my mouth.
"If You Have the Ability to Make the People Around You Feel Good, then You’ll Get What You Ask For…"
You see, we all have our own perceptions, ideals, dreams, goals, interests, and beliefs and we all have the eager desire to express, address, and/or accomplish them. However, nothing will bring you closer to your dreams than to recognize & address other people’s interests, ideals, dreams, and perceptions.
If you’re managing a sales team, nothing will compel your organization to produce more sales than to give them recognition for their efforts, openly acknowledging their personal interests, and giving them a feeling of importance.
"When You Attempt to Be Hard On Others, You’ll See That You’re Life Will Be Made That Much More Difficult…"
Sometimes you’ll come across people in this world who do things that make you want to bash their heads with purse full of bricks and finish them off with a round house kick, to the face. However, if you’re running around hacking people’s pride away with your “golden axe of justice”, could you honestly expect any of those people to vote for you when you’re standing on the podium trying to win an election?
Let’s be frank about it, even if you strapped your mom to a chair in shackles and forced her to watch montage of 20,000,000 things she’s done to ruin your life, she’s not going to feel compelled to do anything right by you. If anything, she’ll just run out and record a video tape of 20,000,000 reasons she thinks you’re an ungrateful little douche-bag.
In matters concerning, inconsiderate siblings, privacy invading guardians, or spouses who do little to contribute to your relationship, we have a nasty habit of being victimized and letting them know how wrong they are for being themselves. Yet, we never take the time to identify and address to them what makes them unique, interesting, admirable, and why we appreciate them - habits that will compel them to give you what you ask for.
Ultimately, if you never blame yourself for anything that happens, then how do you expect anyone to react when you criticize them?
DISCLAIMER: My GF is a wonderful person. I’m simply sharing a thought, it’s not intended to make myself “right”… in anyway. Even still, we all have our bad moods and I’m no exception.
My New Journal B*tch
I feel like an amputated author - a brain filled with stories, however, physically incapable of any form of literary expression. I’ve sat in front of this computer for the past hour and a half trying to figure out what to say on my first post, here on Tumblr. Now I’m finally typing!
"Enough Sitting Around”
I guess in life, sometimes you just have to stop worrying about how people receive you and just put your balls (whatever you have) right on the table. Because it ultimately doesn’t matter how you begin. It’s all about you’re performance - leading up to your signature move at the very finish. People will only remember your highlights, anyway.
With that being said, I’m pretty much done with the whole, “sitting around trying to study and learn everything." Because honestly, I’ve fooled myself into believing I was preparing myself, when in reality, I found security in studying the very things I’ve been afraid to apply.
"You are where you are…"
You see, I’m a big believer the ideology behind karma - the fact that every decision you make today is instantaneously mirrored in the world, which surrounds you. Though it sucks that I’ve had to find out the hard way, I see now that what I possess today is a spiritual reflection of who I am today; it has nothing to do with what I do. So in essence, the stories and experiences I create for myself in the future are solely dependent on the person I choose to become.
It all boils down to the smallest habits; just as golf ball can change direction by 1000ft if you hit it just 1/10 of an inch off mark.
So in other words, I can’t fight the truth anymore. I understand now that I cannot expect to be anywhere different tomorrow as the same person I am today. I am prepared to address all weaknesses and act in-spite of fear so that all insecurities are exercised… long enough to form self confidence.
Mario S. L.
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM ME
What you just read is a personal thought of mine - among many to come. I’m a young visual artist. I have a passion for creating art in any form, which also includes writing. As an artist, I love to express myself. Now as a man of stories and compulsive thoughts, my aim is to create a series of short stories (fiction/nonfiction) which will all include displays of my personal artwork; each design will be relevant to the content… as if you were reading a book.
That’s it, really. I just love to share stories. Hopefully they’ll prove to be inspirational to your life…