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Presentation Matters.

If people are talking to others in a particular way and they’re not getting the results they want, it’s probably how they talk to people.

If someone cut you in line how would you respond?

Aggressive: Do you always make a habit of cutting in front of someone else?

Passive: That’s ok, stay there.

Passive-Aggressive:  That’s ok, cut in front of me even though I was here first.

Assertive: Excuse me, the line is back there.

I shut people off when they say things like “Educate yourself” or if they talk to me like that.  I tend to say things back like: “If you’re the one who is supposed to be the teacher, why are you asking questions?”  I don’t know who they think they are and who they think they’re talking to when they speak like that.

I hear what people are saying about the president and other things, but because they’re childish and they insult anyone that merely disagrees with them, I cannot support people who aren’t respectful of how others think.

It’s like I have to have their opinion or else what I say doesn’t matter to them.

If that’s the case then, I still stick by what I believe in and I won’t allow people to use me for a vote if they don’t care why I think the way I do.

I’m not a programmed robot.  I don’t repeat lines said to me by the TV/media or by the president.

If people think they can fool me and that I’ll believe whatever the media says, they’ll be in for a real surprise.  I’m not as gullible as half of the United States who are going into mass hysteria over made up lies by the media.

 

 

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Thinking about what to do about this.

A while back I had lent a then friend some money.  It wasn’t just $5 or $10, it was $150.  I really didn’t want to give that person any money because I knew that person would never pay me back.  I pitied my Internet friend and so I decided to help because Internet Friend was/is also homeless.  I hadn’t spoken to this former friend in a month or two because I was done allowing this individual to say offensive things about my beliefs.  The former friend may not have directly insulted me, but the “friend” was insulting everything I ever believed in so that “friend” may as well have been insulting me directly.

I told that “friend” that God exists because He removes people like that toxic person from my life and hadn’t spoken since.  A while has passed since that incident.  I decided to check out my former friend’s Twitter a day or two ago to see if former friend’s way has changed at all after we stopped being friends.  That person is still the same old self-pitying individual.

Part of me wants to send a message asking about my money.  Another part of me keeps telling myself I should be glad such an ungrateful person like that is no longer in my life.  I don’t need that person’s toxic energy and that I should cut my losses.  It’s the fact that this individual thinks it can pester me for my money and then insult me all in the same breath has me flabbergasted.  

I’m tempted to tag this person so that people know who I am talking about but I’m trying to be mature about it.  And that person’s life is miserable enough.  But does that person have the right to demand me to give some of my hard earned money and then not pay me back just because that person’s life is so miserable?  Does that person have the right to treat me the way that person did?

I could have gone out to eat with that $150 and enjoyed myself.  I didn’t have to lend it to that bastard, especially knowing that person would not pay me back.  It’s not my problem to solve other people’s problems.  I’ve been better about money lately and I’m not going to give it away like that ever again.  This was a while back.

I kept wondering if I was in that same exact situation – homeless, would that same person asking me for money give me $150 if I asked?  I kept wondering that.

Here’s what will happen if I decide to send a message:

1- I’m still not going to get my money back even if I say a few choice words to that person so what’s the point to say anything at all after we have not talked in almost two months?

2- That person still will not find anything wrong with the way it thinks.

So after analyzing this situation, I’m just going to bite my tongue and continue to try to not let it bother me and to focus on the good people in my life.

I pray that some good karma will come my way after this person treated me so horribly and didn’t pay me back.

This is why I haven’t lent people money in a long time.  Only one person has ever attempted to pay me back.  The next time anyone ever asks me for money, I’m going to say no because no one ever really pays me back.  And plus, I have my own bills to pay.

 

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Cali Rent & Blessings

Today, I hung out with my crush for half a day.

While we’re at the gym on the treadmill, the topic of conversation was these ridiculous $4 million dollar homes in California.

He asked me what would I do: would I get a cheap house out in the middle of nowhere that’s huge but there’s no good places to eat and no places to hang out at or would I get an apartment in the city where there’s lots of restaurants and places to hang out at?

We both agreed – an apartment in the city.

I personally know some people who got a huge house in the middle of nowhere and they have to commute to work an hour and a half to and back every single day.  I said I’m not doing that!

I asked him, how are we ever going to get our $4 million dollar home?  I’m not going to waste $1 million dollars on a crappy shack house, either.  I’d like a nice home after we worked so hard for that money.

I told him the options are:

  • mobile homes
  • Condos
  • Town houses
  • and staying at our parents for now

I’d be content with a Town Home or Condo when we’re ready to get one – I don’t have to get a $4 million dollar house.  He agreed that we’ll probably get a Condo or Town House.

I don’t know what is congress and the senate doing in California, but it doesn’t seem like they’re doing anything to lower the prices here of the homes.  NO ONE I KNOW MAKES A MILLION DOLLARS. EVEN THE PEOPLE I KNOW THAT HAVE THE HIGHEST PAY JOBS DON’T MAKE ONE MILLION DOLLARS IN A YEAR.  They’d solve homelessness if they didn’t make rent so high – seriously!  Someone who makes $15-$20 an hour could get their own apartment with no roommates if they’d just lower the rent.

If I didn’t know anyone here, I couldn’t accept the low pay job that I’m at!!!

I had two job offers – one had a higher pay but no future.  The lower pay job I started out at entry level, but I can advance so I took the lower pay job for the experience.  It’s not about the money for me.  It’s if I’m getting the right experiences or not.

If I keep staying at this low pay job, it’s going to take forever getting our $4 million dollar home.