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Being inconsiderate of others

Posted on Saturday, August 15th, 2009 at 4:15 pm

What is it about some people that just don't understand things? No matter what you tell them, regardless of how hard you try to get something through to them, nothing works. For years, I have been dealing with these kinds of people - primarily my immediate family members.

Everybody has an ego of their own. Everyone knows better than the other. There is rarely ever any order when it comes to settling something, no matter what it is. Some things have to do with (apparently) uncontrollable habits, if I may even call it that. Even when dealing with the smallest and the most mundane things, arguments have to break out which lead into further problems.

If they were just a little more considerate of the people living around them, things might be somewhat different. How hard is it to keep the mosquito net up when opening windows? How hard is it to not "clean" someone else's things because it appears to be unorganized? There is no such thing as setting boundaries with these people. My property. Your property. Understood?

I don't want to sound like I am blowing steam out of my ears, but after years of constant reptition, it will get to anyone. I just wish that a great opportunity comes along sometime soon that will earn me my ticket out of here. I don't know, maybe it's just me who is incompatible with this type of lifestyle.

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Posted In: General Stuff

Is my word as worthy as his?

Posted on Wednesday, August 12th, 2009 at 2:54 am

PinocchioA few months ago, I got into a discussion with a friend about working out and exercising. Neither of us are pros, but I have a considerable amount of knowledge about workout techniques and exercise in general. I used to work with a Professional Fitness Model who knew virtually everything there is to know about working out, getting in shape, nutrition, and so forth.

On top of the endless conversations I've had with her (the fitness model), I received many tips and was shown how to achieve the best results with various exercises. I understand that credibility is extremely important when it comes to giving instructions. As Humans, our egos are responsible for making sure that we are not outdone by an inferior subject. We tear apart and break down anyone who claims something  in which they have no apparent credibility.

What I am getting at is that, to my friend, my above-average knowledge of working out and exercising is rendered useless. I am not a licensed trainer, and I don't have the physique to compliment the knowledge. Does that mean that my word (aka advice, suggestions, etc) cannot be trusted? After the days of combined online research, professional guidance, and the months spent at the gym, would one still rather hear it from a licensed professional?

Credibility is believability. In cases such as this, your word may not be as worthy as that of an actual professional, regardless of where or how you acquired your knowledge/experience. Why is something like this so complex? Just because I don't have Arnold's body doesn't mean I know any less than he does. If Socrates personally asked me to spread his words of wisdom to others, would people believe it coming from me?

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Reasons for using Twitter

Posted on Thursday, August 6th, 2009 at 11:38 am

Follow me on Twitter!By now, you have probably heard all you think you need to know about Twitter, and you either love it, or hate it. There are a million and one ways of approaching and using a service like Twitter. Some of the obvious ones are:

  1. Staying in touch and up to date the minute with your friends
  2. Following big-time celebrities like Oprah, Jimmy Fallon, Al Gore, Britney Spears, and you name 'em!
  3. Keeping up with the news way faster than traditional print and TV media (ie; Iran Elections).

What I'm trying to get at is that Twitter is a lot more than what the average person thinks it is. It is not only a social networking service, but a tool for business, professional networking, resource mining, and virtually endless knowledge.

Since I am in the Graphic and Web Design field, I will be talking about its relationship with Twitter and all of its benefits. More after the jump...

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Posted In: On the Web, Productivity, Technology