Still in a bit of a drunken stupor from last nights adventures, going to try and keep updating this place at least twice a week if not more. I guess its so I can keep track of the challenges and adventures that await me in the coming year. If things move as I have planned then there will be many.
Last night actually presented me with some interesting thoughts which I would like to share with all of you. Lately I have been thinking about understanding people, communication, reaching out to other people. I find myself obessed with this idea. Mostly due to the fact that with proper understanding we'd be rid of conflict, racism, yadda yadda yadda....I'm sure you have heard that before. As much as we'd like to believe we can all get along, many of us tend to keep close minded when it comes to new people, or when being introduced into new situations. When you really don't have much of an understanding you find yourself doubting your ability to adapt to this new situation. Doubting questions like "Will these people like me?" or "What if I don't like...such and such?" run through our mind. Like when you walk into a shady bar with a small group, you'd like to talk to some of the people in the bar but you have no idea how they would react to you. Normally for most this causes them to stand close to a wall and not interact at all, watching other people enjoy thier evening while you sit on the sidelines being lonely. This can cause frustration which can lead to misconceptions about the people around you. Thoughts like "Why are these people so stuck up?" or "Why can't they talk to me?" can soon turn an enjoyable evening into a night of solitary confinement and quiet rage.
What is my point? I am sure your asking that now, am I going to get to a point here? I am, bare with me I am still a tad under the influence.
A challenge is what comes to mind here, something along the lines of every time I go someplace new I am going to try to meet at least one new person. Find out some information about them, try to reach out and make a connection. That's how a friendship starts, that's how some relationships start. Instead of letting your mind come to conclusions, take a step forward and make a new friend. What have you got to lose?
Just a thought that came in....something tells me this could become commonplace on this site of mine. I don't know if that's good or bad.