I try to keep up with one post a day each one of the weekdays and then whatever I can write on the weekends is bonus. Usually I like to have it up by 9am of the next day, so I know I missed that today. This is the main problem with getting into a routine of doing things when it concerns other people. For instance, people are let down when they check it first thing in the morning and I have the same post as I did yesterday. When you let people down they start to grow discontent and lose interest in you. This is exactly what happened to me with the homeless guy. For months and months I never gave him a dime and he never said a word. Then one day I gave him a buck and now it’s like I did something wrong when I don’t give him a dollar. If you never do anything at all, no one ever expects anything out of you. But once you give people something they want, they’ll always want it.

I thought the one quote from Dexter was really good. “Never lie to people you trust, and never trust people who lie.” I know this phrase is used all the time but trust can take a lifetime to build and a single moment to destroy. It’s hard to really find people you can trust because most people have themselves as their #1 priority and everything else is secondary. Trusting people has a few components. They don’t lie and they are reliable. Basically they say what they mean, and then they actually do what they say. If more people adhered to this logic, more people would get along.

I also came across a number of one liners which pretty much inspired this post:

  • Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and parents will. Stay in touch.
  • People can take work so seriously that it takes over their life and the realization that you can have all the money in the world but if you have no one to share it with, you aren’t rich at all. I think I do a poor job of staying in touch and I just always assume I’m capable by myself. It’s not until you need the help of others that you regret not doing this.

  • Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
  • The people who tend to do this are the people who are insecure with themselves.

  • Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don’t save it for a special occasion. Today is special.
  • It always feels like I’m saving for something but I have no idea what it is. It makes me want to live a bit more spontaneously and start doing things that maybe feel out of my comfort zone and not worrying that it costs this much and yadda yadda. Why am I so sold on the fact that I want to save my money for when I’m old and have to use it on stupid shit that I won’t enjoy nearly as much as I would now? Next stop, Delilahs.

  • Be eccentric now. Don’t wait for old age to wear purple.
  • I personally will never wear purple and this bout against what people think should really play no role in decision making. I however just don’t like the color purple and will choose to never wear it.

  • What other people think of you is none of your business…
  • Goes with the above, let people talk, they shouldn’t influence your decisions.

  • If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s, we’d grab ours back.
  • I can honestly say I don’t have a single problem in my life right now. I’m healthy, have good friends, good family and no lingering issues. I’ve purposely set my life up like this and it’s probably about time I’ve developed some. Since I don’t have any problems it probably means I’m not doing anything worth doing.

    The final line was “friends are the family we choose for ourselves.”