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The Ramblings of a Damaged Mind
The downside to LJ is that reading entries from people like chaoticerotic, lizzielizzie, etc, makes me feel so dull and bland in comparison. I think I live a little vicariously through the journals I read - people doing interesting things, saying interesting things, taking the chances in life I haven't had the balls to take...

I am: small
Current Media: Matthew Sweet - Don't Go

myraleemarshall From: myraleemarshall Date: December 17th, 2003 04:58 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
I learned long ago not to compare my existence to others. On the surface someone else's situation may appear to be one thing, but scratch the surface and you'll find a combination of the mundane we all suffer, doubts, fears, whatever else baggage we all lug around. I just try to work with what I can... bad, good, I've come to realize it may not be as good as some, but not nearly as bad as others. What makes it into a journal (and memories) are usually the highest peaks and lowest valleys. I just keep climbing for those peaks. But I've decided I'm delusionally optimistic, so what's that say about me?
lizzielizzie From: lizzielizzie Date: December 17th, 2003 06:28 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
My lfie is usually pretty boring. Every so often it seems that everything gets chucked in the air. This is one of those years. Moved, decided on a (temporary?) career, new car, ended relationship. Those are all HUGE events in my life. Don't feel that you are boring - it's very stressful to be me.

As for not taking chances - just do it. I finally learned that I'd rather make a bad decision than no decision. And if I fail....so what? I always learn things. It's just money. I can't take it with me when I leave this earth. So why not try things out and learn stuff?

Some people book-learn. I life-learn. :-)
stormcrow42 From: stormcrow42 Date: December 17th, 2003 08:33 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Sometimes I think this applies to many blogs I come across (including my own). I actually find yours rather interesting much of the time though.
sauergeek From: sauergeek Date: December 17th, 2003 11:37 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
taking the chances in life

One of the most valuable things I've found I can do when presented with a chance is ask myself: "Will I kick myself later for not doing this?" (Or "Will I kick myself later for doing this?") I've done (and avoided) more things after realizing that I would repeatedly boot myself in the ass later if I made the other choice. Unfortunately, for me at least, this requires enough time for a bit of detached contemplation which sometimes just isn't available when it's time to choose.