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The Center of the Universe

29 Jan

One of the big problems that we as humans have to face is

Other People 

Honestly, I don’t even know what to do with them most of the time.

In my sixteen years as a homo-sapien sapien, I’ve only figured out only one thing about the human race:

The solar system doesn’t revolve around the sun. The universe revolves around yourself.

Every one is the center of their own universe. I have found myself saying that to angry and frustrated friends time and time again this year.

One’s dire problems and earth-shattering events are only dire and earth-shattering to that person.

Nobody cares that your car broke down. Their car is perfectly fine.

Sure, they will help you (maybe,) but it’s not their problem!

IT’S NOT THEIR PROBLEM.

IT’S NOT THEIR PROBLEM.

IT’S NOT THEIR PROBLEM.

It is your problem.

While you think about yourself, they are thinking about themselves.

Sure, parents say their worlds revolve around their kids.

BUT THAT’S THEIR PROBLEM.

News flash: parents care about themselves just as much as anyone else.

They need to take care of their little life and money sucking leashes because A.) They don’t want to be arrested for child neglect and B.) Biology makes them do it.

Let’s talk about why we do each other favors then.

Situation A: An average Joe is asked by a colleague to give a paper to someone as he is leaving his office.

Resolution a: Joe says no and goes home.

Resolution b: Joe says yes.

Let’s say Joe says no. He’s going home. Maybe to his family. Maybe he wants to catch the new episode of Supernatural. He is thinking about himself and that’s perfectly acceptable. He doesn’t want to miss the new episode of Supernatural or family dinner night.

But the colleague of Joe’s could have the same exact things going on, so Joe is an ass for not saying yes.

So Joe is justified to himself, but in the wrong to his colleague.

But what if Joe says yes? Why did he say yes?

Maybe the person he was asked to give the paper to was on his way. Still, he could have said no and spared himself the awkward conversation between two people who are not friends.

What if the person was on the other side of the building? Or really hated Joe? Or was creepy?

Why did Joe say yes?

It’s because Joe wants something.

Maybe Joe wants

  1. people to like him.
  2. to please his god.
  3. to be nice.

By why does he want people to like him? So they will be nice to him and do things for him in return?

I’m going to go with yes.

So he wants to please god, eh? What does god do for you? Give you eternal salvation? A nice, comfortable afterlife? Joe is making sure he will be comfortable after death. It’s like a spiritual retirement fund. He’s not doing the favor for his colleague. He’s doing it for himself so he can be cozy where everything’s white and fluffy.

And why is someone nice?

Either they are secretly a serial killer or they want something. (Or they are somewhere in there.)

People do things for other people because they are indirectly doing it for themselves.

And that’s okay!

Be the center of your universe! Everyone does it! All the cool kids are doing it!

Have some science to back yourself up:

Just remember, not everyone thinks you are the center of it. They think they are.

Don’t get mad when people are too wrapped up in their own problems to help you with yours.

It’s your problem. Deal with it.

It’s their problem. Deal with it.

If you want someone to focus on your problems, see a therapist. That’s their job.

End note: I am not a philosopher, psychologist, or social scientist. This is based on my experience with dealing with other people. Also, I’m in a bad mood so it’s a but pessimistic. But that doesn’t mean I’m wrong.

Introverted, iNtuitive, Feeling, and Percieving

28 Jan

Since my last post about life as an INFP got so many views, let’s do it again!

INFPs are the healers of the MBTI. We’re the idealists and daydreamers.

We are the J.K. Rowlings, the John Lennons, and the Vincent Van Goghs.

But

And then

So

And

But then we say to each other

“Because you may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one,” – John Lennon Imagine 

Life as an INFP can be hard when we come down out of our clouds and into the world where we have to deal with other people.

We don’t understand other people and they don’t usually understand us. But honestly,

And even though

We are the 4%

And we

And (The most accurate awkward penguin meme I’ve ever seen!)

The world may seem like a cruel place to us. The people are loud and noisy and don’t understand.

But we are awesome, guys. We really are.

Because look at who some of us are:

  1. Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  2. George Orwell
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien
  4. C.S. Lewis
  5. Virginia Woolf
  6. Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  7. A. A. Milne
  8. Bill Watterson

  9. J.K. Rowling
  10. Edgar Allen Poe
  11. John Milton
  12. William Blake
  13. Franz Kafka
  14. Vincent Van Gogh
  15. Hans Christian Andersen
  16. WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
  17. Homer
  18. John Lennon
  19. Kurt Cobain
  20. Tim Burton
  21. Johnny Depp
  22. Heath Ledger
  23. Nicolas Cage
  24. Florence Welch
  25. Bjork
  26. Tori Amos
  27. Thom Yorke
  28. David Simon
  29. Andy Warhol
  30. Jude Law
  31. Mary Kate Olsen
  32. Andrew Garfield

And so many more!

So as long as we stay away from

We will be just fine.

Here are some tips from a non-INFP for dealing with other people.

I’ll finish with this with a meme courtesy of Google Images.

Auf Wiedersehen

A Dream about John Green (and pirate rats)

22 Jan

So in the dream I was in a play about pirates.

It was a really bad play and the director was awful…

But the director was JOHN GREEN.

Yeah, TFiOS John Green.

And he SUCKED at directing.

So I was like, “Dude, have you ever directed a play before?”

And he’s like, “No, I write books and make YouTube videos.”

Me: “Do you need some help, man?”

John: “Yes, please. Thank you.”

Me: “I don’t know if I should. You killed [Spoiler censor]

John: I’m sorry! I had to!

Me: I suppose I can’t be too mad. Veronica Roth killed [Spoiler censor]

John: Did you just finish Allegiant? I’m so sorry.

Me: I know… I know…

And then we kind of just nodded at each other and some rats in pirate costumes were sword fighting.

John: This wasn’t my best idea.

Me: No, it was MINE!

And then I figured out it was all a dream. And I woke up.

No wonder I get migraines.

Science, Sherlock, and Sense and Sensibility (Stream of Consciousness)

22 Jan

SCIENCE.

It’s such a broad topic of discussion.

There is biology, chemistry, archaeology, psychology, meteorology, geology, paleontology, oceanography, astronomy, physics, botany, zoology, etc, etc, etc.

So when one hears science, it could actually mean many, many things.

My favorite branch of science is psychology.

I’m bored of talking about this now.

Everything I know about cooking I learned from Hannibal Lecter. I’m sure my mum would love to hear that.

When I’m sick I watch Jane Austen movies and Doctor Who. My mum watches Fiddler on the Roof and Harry Potter.

SHERLOCK SERIES THREE!

I watched it via livestream as it aired in the UK. I have all the spoilers. Muahahaha. 

But I shan’t post them. Not yet. But I am going to talk about The Empty Hearse so close this is you haven’t seen it yet.

***Spoilers for The Empty Hearse***

Basically this is the episode:

  • PHILIP ANDERSON
  • PAPA LESTRADE
  • JOHN
  • MARY
  • SHERLOCK
  • MOLLY
  • MRS. HUDSON
  • CRACK FIC
  • SHERIARTY
  • SHERLOLLY

Let’s talk about Anderson’s beard. No, not like that. His actual beard. Facial hair. I mean, holy crap. He looks like he’s from the middle ages. wai-

And he got people killed in both.

Ouch, sorry. That was uncalled for. Maybe. But my reaction to Sherlock’s return was most like his.

LESTRADE

Can we talk about this man? This man is the most adorable man I’ve ever seen.

And he only gets more adorable in the next episode.

SORRY. SPOILERS. DAM.

Let’s move on to JAWN.

   

Oh, Jawn. You’re so terrifyingly cute.

I thought he was going to die. I was freaking out. I remember my terror. I love him so much.

He looks so sad and old. The mournstache really does age him. What I like most about this picture is that he’s about to beat the shit out of Sherlock again.

Sherlock, John…

AND MARY!

She’s so adorable. Amanda Abbington is so fantastic.

Martin and Amanda don’t even need to act. They’re so cute already.

Remember this picture.

The beginning of an awesome friendship.

Okay, I love her so much. Just you wait, Americans. Just. You. Wait.

Let’s move on to Sherlock now.

He actually surprised John by showing up in a costume saying “Not Dead!”

*Dances to Donde Estas, Yolanda while sobbing hysterically into my tea*

Can we talk about how adorable he is? Because DAMN

Very few people can look this awesome after being punched in the face.

A CUMBERBATCH FAMILY REUNION

MOLLY

Talk about character development. I only needed this episode to completely fall in love with her.

“The person who matters the most” is fabulous.

Mrs. Hudson, charming as always.

And then there is

and ALSO

Oh. My. God.

Oh. My. God. Oh. My. God. Oh. My. God. Oh. My. God. Oh. My. God. Oh. My. God. Oh. My. God. Oh. My. God. Oh. My. God. Oh. My. God. Oh. My. God. Oh. My. God. Oh. My. God. Oh. My. God. Oh. My. God. Oh. My. God. Oh. My. God. Oh. My. God. Oh. My. God. Oh. My. God. Oh. My. God. Oh. My. God. Oh. My. God. Oh. My. God. Oh. My. God. Oh. My. God. Oh. My. God. Oh. My. God.

I better stop now before I accidentally post spoilers.

One lat edit I love:

Au revoir, readers. Until next time…

But wait, there’s more!

Can we talk about how much I love Hugh Grant and Colin Firth and Jane Austen Movies?

 

Speaking of Hugh’s

Much excitement. Much MURDER.

At least I didn’t have to wait two years.

Oh yeah, and if you haven’t seen this:

So. Cute. Asdfghjkl

Well, I’m going to go drown in a pool of kittens.

KITTENS

I Will Post Again! …Just not right now

13 Jul

Apologies

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Be back on the near to distant future.

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