Reflection of my former self  

rm_Screw696969 41M/37F
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9/24/2005 11:14 pm

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Reflection of my former self

I truly believe that to everything in life there is a lesson to be learned (I mean we have to evolve as people somehow right). There are no guarantees in life and the fact that we may not always learn our lessons is one of those things that is never a guarantee. There are times when I can evaluate situations and collectively recognize what I need to take away from them, and there are times (more often then not) where I just don't have a clue. I would say that my personality can be described as that of a chameleon meaning that I can get along with almost anyone (for a certain amount of time LOL ). When I find myself in the continuing company of someone who rubs me the wrong way it really makes me wonder why I was put in the situation of them drifting into my life. What should I be learning from this person/situation?

It wasn't so long ago that I was EXTREMELY high strung. I would even go so far as to say a COMPLETE CONTROL FREAK. (People would always tell me that I needed to calm down or I would be dead of a heart attack by 35.) I'd been that way for pretty much as long as I can remember. I still don't know why. If I sat down and analyzed it I'm sure I could find some ridiculous incident from my childhood that would explain it (LOL ) but whatever. In the more recent months (within the past 4 or so) I've noticed that a lot of that anal retentiveness (better known as being a tight ass - LOL ) has dissipated. I'm still not all that sure weather I've started to gain patience or just really stopped giving a shit about a lot of things.

Since I've started my current job I have come in contact with an EXTREMELY EXTREMELY high strung person - my boss. He owns a few businesses so I guess anyone in that position would be on edge a little right LOL. It's almost comical to me how much his actions so resemble what mine used to be. It can be very hard to keep things straight when your brain is constantly on overload. I'll say that {to a point} I admire him. He's got a lot of energy and he's got balls to take on so much. On the other hand, stressing yourself out can have its repercussions (and can in turn stress those around you out as well). I have to say that for this encounter I am definitely learning a lesson. Meeting my boss has really opened my eyes to what I have probably been coming across like to other people all my life.

What do you think you've learned from others in life?

HardlyYours4Now 52M

9/25/2005 2:02 am

In a rare serious reply from me...
Dad taught me how to face injustice and personal tragedy with grace, ignorance with humor, and life in general with 'open arms and open eyes.'

AlbertPrince 58M

9/25/2005 11:43 pm

If something's hard to do, then it's not worth doing! And if something goes wrong at the factory, blame the guy who can't speak English. I learned all of this and more from my life model: Homer Simpson

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