So I want to try and create a daily post here just to sort of let me vent a little bit and talk to my followers. I have a lot of shit going on and I kind of want an outlet, and I think a sort of “daily journal” type deal is how I’m going to do it.
I go to the gym 5-6 times a week, and no matter what exercise I do, I end each session with the sauna. I love it. It really helps me relax before I push on out into real life. The one downside? The wifi doesn’t work too good in here, meaning I’m left alone with my thoughts, so that’s when I’m going to do these posts. Maybe I’ll call them “Sauna Thinking Sessions.”
Today I just want to talk about self perception and thinking before you speak. While this isn’t directed at anyone but myself, I think it’s something most people deal with: taking yourself and your problems too seriously.
Now obviously a problem like having cancer or an ill child is nothing to take lightly, but it seems like in this day and age every small thing causes a whirl wind of emotional responses and people breaking down and crying. I’ve been guilty of this and I know 99.999% of tumblr has.
Whether it be something political like the verdict of the Philando Castile shooting (this isn’t a post about that. If I see anyone turn this shit into an argument about that, I’m gonna cunt punt your mom for not swallowing you) or something as simple as a video of a traffic accident, people today are quick to want to make their opinions known and pick a side, even before all the facts are known. Shit, here in New York a cop just got charged with murder for shooting a woman who, based on all accounts, was armed. The day after the shooting, the mayor of NYC and the police chief were condemning the officer’s action and saying they were gonna look to prosecute. Mean while the investigation of the shooting was still ongoing.
I look at what happened with Colion Noir after he said he wanted to wait for more information after the Castile shooting. He got so much hate for not picking a side. Here on Tumblr, and I’ve said this forever, any time there’s a shooting or an attack of any kind, there’s two side that emerge. There’s one camp that is praying the attacker is a straight white male who was wearing a “make America great again” hat and used a legally bought AR-15 “assault rifle”. The other camp is all the people who start making the “religion of peace” jokes and they pray the attacker is a Muslim refugee. Frankly I hate both groups, because all they’re doing is standing on the dead before their bodies are cold to push their political beliefs. These are the same people who were ecstatic when the republican baseball team shooting happened and when that white guy ran over people outside a mosque.
Instead of having all the information, why don’t we (myself included) try and take a step back and realize that these situations aren’t always black and white, and sometimes we don’t have all the facts.
As for self perception, it’s very easy today to take yourself too seriously. I’ve done it and I’ve seen a lot of people around me do it, and I hate it. I hate when I do it and when I catch myself doing it, I usually feel like a fucking idiot. So reality check time. No one fucking cares what you think. Your Tumblr follower count doesn’t make you special. No one cares if you were in a movie and you decide to join a political campaign. Learn to take a joke. If you can’t joke about yourself you shouldn’t be allowed to joke about others. All these people with paper skin and horrible senses of humor are just the fucking worst.
That being said, this is coming from a guy who is voluntarily locking himself in a box with a space heater in it. So maybe I’m not the best person to listen to.
I’m not sure how long I’m gonna do this. Shit, for all I know this was stupid as fuck and I’m gonna get torn apart by my lovely (sarcasm) followers. Have a happy Monday everyone.