Day 23: Do you resort to liquor, narcotics or cigarettes to “quiet your nerves”? If so, why do you not try willpower instead?
When I’m in the need of relieving some stress, I drink a little bit and smoke some hookah. That’s what I’ve done recently compared to back then when I could barely hold myself up. I like using this method to quiet my nerves, even though in the eyes of others it could be destructive. I like using hookah with the leisure time in reading books as well.
Willpower, why don’t I try that instead? I have used my own willpower numerous times to calm my nerves down. It’s easy to do that, but trying different methods are fun too. I know I can control myself in certain situations.
Day 21: Do you neglect internal bathing until autointoxication makes you ill tempered and irritable?
Internal bathing… I think self realizations and development is what this question refers to. My internal bathing is not as strong, but it’s consistent because I read the same books everyday. Applying what I read would greatly increase that, but I’ve only followed few of the many principles I study. Over time, it will get better, but for now, I’m content with where I stand in stance to internal bathing.
To be honest, I don’t like revealing my preferences to anybody, ‘cause I know how much a person can change based on a person’s perception of those standards. It may be cute and all to see a person put in effort to making that change so that they fit that standard to whom they like, but it’s just not what I like seeing. People are in a constant change of realities, but the only reality you should be concerned about is the one that fits you. The one that makes you who you are in the unconventional sense. When I meet someone who doesn’t want to conform, it peaks an interest as to how they formulated themselves that way. I do have preferences, but finding a person who is like that without revealing that information is rare.
Day 20: Would you call yourself a “spineless weakling” if you permitted others to do your thinking for you?
In the past, I would consider myself a spineless weakling, because I had permitted others to do my thinking for me. It’s not as much like that now ever since I’ve indulged in the reading of books for the past 9 months. Normal for me I guess. I think there’s more to it, so I might write more about this.
Personally..I don’t really care. They were born on our world for a reason. Like I said before, those who aren’t ignorant balance those who are ignorant.
To be honest, it does sort of balance out. Ignorant people don’t enrage me, they actually peak my interest more then anything else. I think of multiple scenarios that have made them that way and what type of experiences they may have been through….Yeah, people would think this is weird, but it’s totally normal.
Day 17: Do you tolerate negative or discouraging influences that you can avoid?
Ouch, this actually hit me hard after reading this. I don’t want to admit it, but I do tolerate it. Although, I don’t let it influence it me either. When people do pour negative or discouraging influences, I let all those poured out emotions go somewhere else where it won’t bother my subconscious.
Education…is not as important as you think, but this is in terms of financial literacy. So don’t take this too seriously, because I built myself on a different foundation of education. And that would be financial IQ. If anything, the things I see most important in the school system is anything taught about money, and schools will rarely ever teach you about those type of things. School’s will teach you how to play it safe, but they will never teach you how to take and manage risks. Everything about education is very traditional thinking. Get good grades, a safe and secure job, and you’re on your way, correct?
Education is only important to the person that has a definite plan to work with after attaining it. Financial literacy has nothing to do with it unless you apply knowledge that can be combined with it. Again, in the second sentence, I was merely writing for appearances sake. I did not build any financial IQ, but I can say I’m in the progress of making it more realistic as I live here. I do see it important that schools teach more about financial literacy, since many of us, after graduating from college fall into debt. And true, the way education is taught is very conventional, but only to the student who doesn’t permit themselves to think out of that system and into something more unconventional.
Ever since I graduated…oh yeah. I’ve gone through so many realizations within the last two years, that I’ve forgotten who I was as a high school and college student.
Err, not exactly true. Looking at the past two years, I was exactly what I was in this post. Naive, ignorant, and a little narrow minded. Finding deep rooted emotions that I thought of as different from the rest, when I’m exactly the same as any individual out there. I just choose to think more then what the average human perceive of themselves.