Aug 9, 2014 - Dreams & Goals, Life & Times    Comments Off

But.

Most days, I leave my house at 7:00 AM and return home at 7:00 PM.

This is a trap I never wanted to fall into. The one where I work harder and make more money only to spend more money and have less time, energy, and money for the things I enjoy.

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Jul 30, 2014 - Just My Thoughts, Love & Relationships    Comments Off

Trophies

My age group (Late Gen Xers/Early Gen Yers) witnessed the dawn of the participation trophy. I didn’t participate in much competition, because I was far “too sensitive” for it. (Since then, I’ve learned that the way my ego is set up, if I can’t annihilate competition, I am driven to madness. It’s best I sit most games out and provide color commentary and analysis). But on the rare occasion that I did compete, I didn’t understand receiving a prize just for showing up. It didn’t make me feel better about losing, because I could still see the winner carrying their massive “Haha, I beat you” trophy and be reminded that I’d failed. I would have preferred going home empty-handed, with the lesson “you win some, you lose some” than with a gold-plated pat on the head for trying.

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