February 10th, 2007

Between Barack And A Hard Face

I got a fever, baby... And the only cure... is Barack Obama..

And it's not just because I really dislike HER - it is because I believe in him. Ever since his keynote speech at the DNC - I believe he understands profoundly the need for political reform. Today he officially announces his bid for the '08 presidency, and I'm going to write extensively about him later this afternoon. Don't get me wrong, I respect the hell out of John Edwards and I even liked Kucinich - but they have yet to inspire me the way Obama does.

All for now, I have to finish these 4 loads of laundry before I can blog about anything else.

Life Lessons, Witticisms, & General Good Advice

  • You are dying right now as you read this, accept that and have a life while you can.
  • Guilt and shame are absolutely useless. Be who you know you are and do not put yourself in the position of having to justify yourself or over explain who, how, why, or what you are.
  • The best way to get something from someone is to give it to them first - only then are you really worthy of it.
  • Loving a person means you want better things for them than they want for themselves. It also means knowing what buttons to push to make them hurt, because if you truly love them you will never ever push those buttons. Ever.
  • Have no fear of rejection. No one can really reject you anyway, all they can do is prove they were never worthy of you to begin with.
  • All people come into your life for a different reason, the categories are simple. they come for a single reason, a season, or a lifetime. You must accept people as they are but that is not to say that you have to accept being completely incompatible with them.
  • There is never a right time, there is never a perfect time, but there is ALWAYS a better time.
  • Challenge yourself as often as you can so that you will know what your limits are, and until you know what your limits are, live as though you have none whatsoever.
  • Live in the now, it is all you really have. The past is over and unchangeable, the future is uncertain. Live in the now, make it memorable, and make it count.
  • Take people at their actions and not their words. You will never know who they really are by what they say, think, feel, or claim to believe, only by what they do. This is how character is both built and revealed.
  • True joy only exists in self acceptance. Seek perfect acceptance instead of a perfect life.
  • Honor and celebrate the people who love you, accept you, and put up with your bullshit like your life depends on it - when you get down to it, it really does.
  • Do not waste or throw away energy on stupid shit. Energy you waste is ten times harder to reclaim as energy well spent, and coming by it is hard enough without wasting it when you have it.
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