It’s motherfucking marvelous how great I feel right now.
That awkward moment when this is my first fucking post in half a year. And I also that that fucking meme, but how do I break the ice?!
Oftentimes, I find that people around me compare themselves to others: to friends, family, even celebrities. It’s obviously partially driven by the necessity for us to feel worth. Perhaps it could be argued that we compare ourselves to others because we want to improve, to see in what aspects we are better than them and worse. To find our strengths and weaknesses. It seems to me, however, that this never results in a positive outcome. If we conclude we are better than others in one aspect, or often in many ways, then we find these people become, to put it gently, self-centered and egotistical; to put it bluntly, we find some Jersey Shore boys and selfish dicks. Once the idea that they are superior is planted into their minds, they must prove themselves superior at all times and at all costs. This feeling of superiority also often excuses actions that, while morally dubious, they may feel they “deserve” to make because they are a better person than most. For example, robbers will often excuse their behavior by saying they never physically harm anyone or murderers may feel their church-going or devotion to religion proves they are better people than others. Countless examples can be listed. On the other side of the spectrum are the people who feel they are inferior to others. They develop a feeling of inferiority and can end up as people who feel they are valued only when they are being used by others. Sluts and “nice guys” are opposite yet similar in this sense. One feels valued when being physically exploited while another feels valued in being emotionally(?) or perhaps relationally(?) exploited. Comparison to others rarely seems to end in an improvement of self. Perhaps the better approach to improving oneself is to contemplate the values, morals, and philosophies we each hold in our life. Perhaps self-reflection and meta-cognition are both more useful tools in most self-improvement. Anyways, that’s my wandering speech for today.
Epic car seat disguise.
Best way to sell advertising space ever?
The only insanely sexy man/most talented musician ever who would dare sing about an octopus’s garden - The One and Only Ringo Starr. (via sincerelysyd)
|—||Kurt Vonnegut. That sexy, sexy man|
|—||John Stuart Mill|
Oh man. I am so tired.