Friday Rant #4: It's Saturday.
Yeah. Itâs Saturday. I missed Friday, even though I said I was going to have a rant up. So what?I was busy. Not really. I just donât care that much if a rant is late right now. Iâd rather have them up late than to force myself to do it on time. Not for quality reasons either. Just on general principle. I donât do things unless I want to. Thatâs not to say that Iâm entirely pleasure focused or anything like that; I just know what I do and donât want.Example:I want to go to school (RIT).I want to learn things.I donât want to do useless work. (e.g. Ungraded homework.)See? These arenât the ephemeral or transient âwantsâ like âI want ice cream.â or anything. These are wants that go beyond just the superficial. The sort of maxims that run our lives kind of wants. Everybody has them, but too many people ignore them. At least, Iâm pretty sure they do, because they arenât happy, or satisfied, or content. When wants are fulfilled, they should be meaningful enough that it gives you something. (If nothing else, a sense of accomplishment or satisfaction.) Some people might think they donât really know what they want. But. Guess. What? They do. They may not realize it, but every time they do something that makes them deeply unhappy, they know what they really want. And every time they do something they want and they donât get anything out of it, they know what they really want. All that remains is to actually do what they really want â and thatâs where they have problems. Their mind kicks up all sorts of ruckus about obligations and responsibilities and what everyone expects of them. They may want some of those things too, but if they take care of their insular wants first, the rest will follow. âInsular wants?â you may be asking. Yes. The kind that donât rely on other people to validate. The kind that build self-esteem and keep you from feeling like you did when you didnât think you knew what you wanted. After that, even if you canât get all the social wants taken care of youâre still better off, because if you try to go the other way around the crushing defeat of your self-esteem at your failures (and you will fail) will drive you back into your little distorted unhappy, unhealthy, subservient, and broken-hearted world. You donât want that, do you?So screw everyone else, do what you want now. Really. Now. And donât come crying to me if they hate you. You donât need them. I told you otherwise. Pay attention. Now go already.
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