Have you learned anything lately??

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    Jul 26, 2011 11:24 PM GMT
    So I just got back from a great weekend in Austin. While I was there I went hiking at Barton springs greenbelt to spend some quality time with God, nature, and my thoughts.
    I figured out some stuff and learned a bit about myself in the process. Things like what I really wanted, where/who I am today vs. 10 years ago. Where I want to be in the future. It was really refreshing to get away and re-evaluate my current status... So I was just wondering.

    Have you learned anything about yourself recently??

    Have you taken a few moments to sit down and ask yourself some tough questions??

    If you have ... drop a note and share. Here are just some of the things I figured out...

    I learned that I love to travel but allow my frivolous spending to prevent me from doing.
    I complain about not having a life, yet by going through the motions of my daily routine I do nothing to ensure my own quality of life by devoting time to activities I enjoy.
    That I have been very co-dependant and rely on other people for my own happiness instead of creating it myself.
    I also learned that I like my job more than I thought and think I'll go career through my company.
    And finally, that I need to really spend some time alone, and being single isn't so bad after all, in fact I'm enjoying the freedom.

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    Jul 26, 2011 11:33 PM GMT
    Fire 2
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    Jul 26, 2011 11:55 PM GMT
    Short ... but profound LOLOL

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    Jul 27, 2011 12:07 AM GMT
    Ariodante saidFire 2


    hawt! You're a high level, huh?

    Well, for me it's not really learning. I realized that I don't have a problem with driving long distances. I used to think I'd become sleepy after an hour or so driving.
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    Jul 27, 2011 12:10 AM GMT
    I believe last week or so I've done a ton searching in finding out why I function the way I do in society. I've identified as a gay male since I was 17. Now I think I'm coming to accept possibly the term of queer.

    I'm quite the definition of androgynous; neither masculine nor feminine. I have male genitalia, and there's nothing I would change about that.

    However, I am inclined to be attracted intimately to men in an emotional and physical sense. Woman don't turn me off completely, but I have less of an inclination to be intimate with a woman.

    POINT: I just got back from a "Hear the World" mission. It was by far one of the most amazing experiences I've had so far in my career of Audiologyicon_sad.gif It got me to think, self-reflect, and discover how I can impact someone else's life by just doing what I do and being who I am.
    http://www.hear-the-world.com/



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    Jul 27, 2011 12:11 AM GMT
    I'm going on vacation for the first by myself and I hope can have some self reflection and learn something about myself.
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    Jul 27, 2011 12:51 AM GMT
    vla8 said
    Ariodante saidFire 2


    hawt! You're a high level, huh?



    All that grinding pays off.
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    Jul 27, 2011 12:53 AM GMT
    Spending the week on vacation with my cousins and learning to let go and become a kid again

    Also learning that I'm supposedly knee-slapping hilarious
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    Jul 27, 2011 12:55 AM GMT
    People can be messy so it's a good thing to stay away from them
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    Jul 27, 2011 12:55 AM GMT
    Yeah, I learned my 83-year old Mother is riddled with cancer and has maybe 6 to 8 months left to live. Don't take the good in your life for granted. icon_cry.gif
  • creature

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    Jul 27, 2011 1:07 AM GMT
    Although my dad hasn't said anything about it, I'm 99.99% sure I have a half-sister.
  • calibro

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    Jul 27, 2011 1:08 AM GMT
    yeah... i've been doing a lot of reflection for my new book... this is just an excerpt from a book-length poem i'm working on

    so it’s settled
    i’m bringing the nineties and polaroids back i’m bringing dockers and delta burke i’m bringing the before the internet and after cassette tapes i’m bringing gas under a dollar and filling up a ten-gallon punch bowl
    then throwing everything into a box with the best bow a satin bow
    only to watch it burn and drink up the smoke because is how prom should’ve gone had i gone with you
    but who said this you is you
    i can make the you in this anyone
    do you know how many ex-lovers i’ve screwed over
    starting with capricons let’s take inventory of success
    one i have a fear of anything that resembles eyes that glow in the dark
    two i made out with one of my students in a dream and i still wouldn’t give him an a
    three this worked better when i thought sydney was the capital of australia
    everything worth doing is an idea better spent renaming flowers
    they’re too precious otherwise don’t you think
    so this poem isn’t about you
    what are you going to do
    argue about it
    i killed you pages ago only to resurrect you to remind you
    that you’re still dead
    that you’re still not getting the casting agent to want you to try the scene again
    only this time passive aggressive like he married your ex-wife
    i hate that role because i don’t have the legs for heels
    but i’ll play it
    take me on the desk and remind me why men my size don’t wear pantyhose
    this is me putting my legs in the air like that jesus statue in brazil
    like i don’t need the eifel tower to feel important
    some days i’m ok with that
    but today isn’t that day
    today what you really want to do is have me play the snake
    that seems even easy for you
    so i’m not the snake
    i’m vulpine
    letting my hair grow out grizzled through the face
    sure
    lupine it is
    either way i have canine in me and am always a fox
    even when the praying mantis meets an allegation
    i’m always the fox
    but even then you’re right
    because i’m cored the snake and its charmer
    i’m a snake with the face of a fox
    and i have no problem with that
    i’m so displacing i even scare myself
    laundered in the dark realm of myth where no one lived ancestral gumption without a bite or two
    how do you take your eggs my sweetie
    i like my role because imagine a snake falling out of a tree onto you
    who wouldn’t go limp with that sort of panic
    etched horror in the litote of venom
    was it triangle heads the guide warned us about in yellowstone
    imagine a tree falling on you and then a snake slithering by
    imagine you falling onto a snake in a tree
    imagine a tree falling onto a snake and you want to know who’s winning
    i am but i let you think you are
    let’s say it’s real close at the moment and no one needs clean socks
    because this is how it starts
    i’m making eggs three ways for breakfast
    with a slit tongue that pushed eve into babies
    why would you bet against me
    didn’t you watch the elementary school play in the church the groundskeeper accidentally burned down
    when he fell asleep smoking in the toolshed
    i am the fall of man
    i ruined this world for everybody
    i hope that makes you feel better then because in that case
    what chance did you have of getting out unscathed
    if nothing else it makes me feel better
    but honey you lie and we both know it so let’s put honey on those lies of yours and call it macchiato
    fuck you
    fuck you and your drinks that i wish would come with instructions for how to drink
    or at least what’s in them
    do you think this body came with an owner’s manual with instructions on how to push my ass out while exploding my pecs
    i’m on the bathroom floor and it’s high school and you know it’s me because the basketball court is turning into a pool
    but no i’m not in the water because i’m not so secretly in love with my own death
    and drowning is one of those words that sounds exactly like what it does
    i feel better when i tell a story like this because it makes me less reptilian
    i know i have warm blood in me because that bathroom floor was frigid
    and the blood that dove out like the hot speedoed boys who swam the two hundred fly
    was warm like piss in a pool
    so no this is what happens when you leave me in charge of anything
    and still you’re reading
    i’ll tell you now this poem doesn’t end well
    not for us and not for anyone
    because why would i let anyone off the hook when we get blasted
    you die and that kinda sucks the most
    except i’ll say i’m dead and it’s obvious i’m not but in many ways that’s how i feel
    and i’ll make me sound so sad that everyone will think i’m worse than you
    stockholm syndrome baby
    this is why i’m only getting started
    but forget the end because no one but you will read that far
    if this were your poem i’d have already stopped and changed the subject to you and me having sex
    maybe it’s time to finally come clean
    and tell everyone the truth about who i am
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    Jul 27, 2011 1:10 AM GMT
    Ariodante said
    vla8 said
    Ariodante saidFire 2


    hawt! You're a high level, huh?



    All that grinding pays off.


    Haha! Daily grinder I take it.
  • stratavos

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    Jul 27, 2011 1:10 AM GMT
    I've learned that at least half of the down to earth laid back people I like are stoners icon_sad.gif
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    Jul 27, 2011 4:01 AM GMT
    Suffice to say that I have created and allowed others to make it sustainable the island I find myself on. Now I have to build a boat, so to speak, to get off it.
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    Jul 27, 2011 4:11 AM GMT
    I need to focus on the present first, the future second, and give the past the ,,|,

    I can't coast anymore. Fucking focus on realizing my goals.

    Stop being soo sloppy.I need to gain financial independence like yesterday.

    I need to stop analyzing every little slight.

    Focus.

    Focus.

    Focus.
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    Jul 27, 2011 4:44 AM GMT
    i learnt that if people don t like you for you, they can go to hell
  • JP85257

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    Jul 27, 2011 4:48 AM GMT
    Just on personal reflection lately:

    I am not happy with how my life turned out. Im actually pissed that I let this happen. Im pissed at myself for the trouble I have gotten myself in to and out of.

    My personal successes have been very few and far between and I need to change that. I also dont know how.
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    Jul 27, 2011 6:59 PM GMT
    MrPolish saidi learnt that if people don t like you for you, they can go to hell


    This is so true and I think one of the hardest things for most people who experience it to overcome. The fear/worry/anxiety of what other people think of you. That strong desire to want everyone to like you, turning you into a people pleaser borderline doormat simply because you are lacking a level of interpersonal strength is a horrible feeling. No one should have to go through life feeling that way.

    We are all who we are meant to be and no ones opinion should dictate how you feel about yourself.

    Thanks for the replies guys’ keep'em coming.




    turbobilly,
    I am very sorry to hear about your mother. I too have lost several family/friends to cancer. You're both in my thoughts and prayers.
  • MikemikeMike

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    Jul 27, 2011 7:03 PM GMT
    from Micheal Jackson when he was great back in the day...
    "I have learned that love's not possession...." Tito get me some tissue.
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    Jul 27, 2011 7:04 PM GMT
    You are just now learning this?

    I'll give you some quick tips to keep up with the counter-culture.

    puff puff...pass. no more than two! Don't be greedy!

    Left is right, right is wrong. When you pass, pass to the left.

    ...there was more but I think I the brain cells holding that information have been taken over by the THC...


    stratavos saidI've learned that at least half of the down to earth laid back people I like are stoners icon_sad.gif
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    Jul 27, 2011 7:07 PM GMT
    @turbobilly - I'm really sorry to hear about your mom! icon_sad.gif

    Recently I've realised that my life is actually pretty good, and I have everything under control, at last. I know where I'm headed, I have a plan. It feels great. I've learned to be happy in the moment.
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    Jul 27, 2011 7:09 PM GMT
    hahahahahahahahahaha.

    I laugh so hard cus it's true!


    jprichva saidI've learned that if you flick your boogers onto a wall, unless you clean them off right away they're generally stuck on for good.
  • coolarmydude

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    Jul 27, 2011 7:13 PM GMT
    A few months ago, I learned (or accepted) to accept my friend's flaws just the same as I accept him as a friend. But what I do have yet to learn is what he values in a friendship with me.
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    Jul 27, 2011 7:25 PM GMT
    I've learned that the masc guys vs fem guys threads will never EVER go away. icon_mad.gif