Monday, October 22, 2012

Doing People Dirty in the Big D

I was having a conversation with a friend last week and she said that as you get older it's harder to make quality friends. She thought it might be because the older you get the more friends you already have, and the desire to make friends lessens.

As I get older it's interesting to see how relationships change with the people I am close to. What's equally interesting is how people don't grow out of the desire to be in cliques. If you hang out with the same person/people every week, including your wife, you're probably in a clique; albeit it might be a small one.

I've been in Dallas for two months and I've recently had to take a step back and ask myself if I'm going out of my way to meet new people or if I'm happy with the amount of people that I already have as friends. I was, until last week, happy with the amount of people that I'm friends with. #selfish

While my friend is probably right to some extent, I think the more friends you have over time the more you realize that people are crappy and undependable; for the long-term and the short. But I don't want that to be a reason I stop being friends with old friends, and I definitely don't want that to be a reason I stop pursuing new relationships with people. 

If someone asks you to hang out...hang out with them. Better yet, ask someone to hang out. If there wasn't ever a time in your life that you didn't have to make friends than you can stay in your clique forever.

Things to think about:
-Does anyone ever call you back when you apply to jobs on job websites
-Where do you go to listen to new awesome music
-My ipod from 2008 still works
-In Korea they have washers that also dry clothes...or dryers that wash clothes
-Are you Bing or Google
-I eat more Ritz than could possibly be healthy

Things to watch:
Why I love Korea
Presidential debate analysis

Phrases that I hate:
It'll just work itself out. "I really need a job when I get to Vegas." "It'll just work itself out."
No worries. "Hey man I put that pencil back on your desk." "No worries."

Thursday, October 4, 2012

The TV Shows That Keep Us Off the Streets

This life that we're living is consequential only to the matter that we make it so. The meaning that you give to this existence of yours isn't something you've earned but rather a free gift. You don't put life in your lungs and feelings in your heart. They are there and you can't explain them. If you want to have meaning, any meaning at all, you have to do something that is worth being alive for.

I hear so many people say things like, "you only live once." This isn't true. What they should really say and what is more accurate is, "you only live in these bodies once." Your soul has a body. And what you do with your life matters.

We watch television shows in order for us to experience something we aren't able to experience in this world. We want excitement in our lives, but we want that excitement to be safe and non-threatening. TV shows like Dexter and Breaking bad allow us to fantasize about what it would be like to live a lifestyle where guns rule and anything goes and there is no consequence.

What I'm asking you to do is live a life where your life is threatened. Where you aren't safe. And where you depend on God to choose to keep you alive or take your life. The safer you are the more you can be assured that you won't have any meaning in your life. love. war.

Things to think about:
-Is protecting yourself the most important thing to do
-Does Romney really have the power to change America
-Is eating organic food really what matters
-Do you have nothing to do if your internet goes out

Things to watch:

Places to give money to: