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08 April 2002 @ 10:19 am
It gets under my skin...  
I don't have a problem with people who disagree with me, as long as their reasons are justifiable. Even for those I think aren't justified, I remember that any statement including an "I think," in the end, can't truly be argued with. Sure, I may feel the need to persuade someone otherwise because my personal views seem beneficiary, but that too is only an "I think" statement.

What does bother me, however, is that people think the way I choose to spend my time is a waste. Even though no one has said it in those words, that's the idea they really seem to be trying to convey. Thinking is a waste of time. We're just a bunch of kids who sit around and do nothing with our lives. Here, I must argue.

One of my favorite pass times these days is to think and discuss my ideas, and read up in order to continually move and change this process. How this could possibly be more wasteful than, say, creating a web page or tweaking a car, is beyond me. Free time is just that -- time where one can do whatever one wants. I chose to try and learn more about myself, often with people I love dearly...I can hardly think of a better way to spend that time.

I must once again state this is how I use my FREE TIME. I have other things in my life that are important. I have a family I keep in touch with, a job, and school. I may be found at Rosie's during the evenings, but I wake up at 6 to refresh myself on my daily Japanese class lessons, go to classes until 4 or so in the afternoon, and right now, also do work in the theater for my acting class requirements. I'm doing all these things to help me find a career once I leave this school. Most of my friends are either taking classes or working in order to take classes. We're not sitting on our asses drinking coffee instead of trying to live. It's just a part of our lives.

Maybe nobody thinks this, but it's the vibe I've been getting and it really irks me. Now, I've settled it for at least myself.
Mood: dizzy (going to lie down)
Music: Spacehog - A Real Waste of Food
xoriana on April 8th, 2002 01:07 pm (UTC)
i don't think there really is such a thing as a waste of time. and when you say that people think how you spend your time is a waste, it appears to me that you're basing this on what brett has said. maybe other people have given you this impression too, but it's still a very small community of people with that opinion.

i love hanging out with you, brandon, and patrick. it's nice to sit and talk with you all, and listen to what you have to say. thinking and expressing ideas are by no means a waste of time, it's just exposing others to things they may not have thought of before. i alwyas look forward to seeing you all when i come home. :)
Mellen: Sassy Fayeabsentmammoth on April 8th, 2002 02:06 pm (UTC)
No argument here...
You're right, it's a small community, but it consists of more than just one person. I don't dislike these people, by any means, but I do get a vibe I don't like. I suppose a "vibe" isn't a great justification, but I was affected enough to feel compelled to post about it.

Thanks for hanging out with us, we always look forward to seeing you too. I agree, you really can't waste your time. Hopefully, we'll be able to not waste some time with you soon ^_^
phenyx on April 8th, 2002 04:38 pm (UTC)
Here's to thinking. Back when I was at school (read: college), I used to spend hours just sitting around with friends (*cough* Opi, if you're reading this... *cough*) just coming up with ideas and thinking about stuff and random concepts and ... I got to exercise parts of my brain and try to remember stuff I'd learned in high school bio class, or theoretical computing stuff I'd only heard about, or contemporary issues and social theory, and overall just think about Different Stuff for no particular reason whatsoever. I think everybody should do this on a semi-regular basis... just to expand your horizons and give you more perspective on the rest of the stuff you think about.
metalriot on April 8th, 2002 05:48 pm (UTC)
you seem to have a pretty good sense on what your priorities are, unlike some people i know, who spend their free time putting various chemicals into their bodies for fun, then go do other stupid shit. I don't do that, but i still have to sort my life out and figure out whats more important. its a hard long process that doesnt take a day or two. i've been trying to figure myself out for years. don't let other people judge what you do, as long as it is working for you.

(i prolly didnt need to say that last sentence, but i like to be a little inspirational when i give advice)

i know you dont know me all that well, but feel free to talk to me if you need to.

Mellenabsentmammoth on April 8th, 2002 05:58 pm (UTC)
Input is always welcome. Thanks hun ^_^