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Human Tendencies. I Don’t Like Them.

February 5, 2014


Erin Schrader

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Today has just been one of those days. One of those days where you have to try to find the joy in things. Some of it has been with petty items like dropping my glove into a mug full of coffee while on the way to work or falling on the ice when getting the mail, while some of it has been truly things to get upset about like people dying way too young and dogs that are like your children having what you think is a seizure and so on. These types of days don’t come too often but when they do I often end the day feeling blessed. Blessed because a much needed perspective change happened. I guess I’m coming to this space tonight just feeling rather fed up with our human tendencies. I’m most likely saying this because I feel personally offended, or personally guilty, but regardless, to put it lightly, I feel that it’s bullshit how we spend the vast majority of our mental and physical energy. REAL things are happening to REAL people on a daily basis but yet we become so consumed in ourselves, or in others, that we stop paying attention to what truly matters. We spend entirely way too much time seeing the bad, the wrong doings, the things we don’t like, etc about people that we miss out on the good. I am 100% guilty of this and it infuriates me. I want to love and be loved, just like the next person, yet somehow we get so caught up in our daily cycles of whatever it is that we forget this common denominator. We justify saying hurtful things about the next person because of this, that, or whatever it may be when in all honesty, most of the time it is just to make ourselves feel better. 

Recently I have found myself wishing time and time again that I wouldn’t have said words that I just spoke, actions that I wish I didn’t just do, and so on. And it’s days like these that make me remember how fragile and insanely important each minute we are given is. 
I want to use those minutes for good. 
Don’t you? 

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