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Apr. 23rd, 2004 | 12:42 am

I've been busy dealing with pointless deadlines at work and feeling frustrated with J.

Yesterday and today we had another fight. She's gets frustrated with my debating and negative outlook for the future. I get frustrated with trying to stand up for myself and do things that I'm interested in.

We're both frustrated that we don't really have that many interests in common. She's also bothered by how little I'm attracted to her.

I wonder how motivated I'm being by desperation. Though she believes that she could find someone else, I certainly don't think that I have much of a chance at meeting someone who I am compatible with and find attractive.

Though I have been slapped around by some of my friends who argue that I'm too picky, on the other hand here I am trying to have a relationship with someone who doesn't really match my requirements and am having trouble. Perhaps my pickyness merely reflects that I'm quite unusual.

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Dilinger

The world as we know it.

from: dilinger
date: Apr. 26th, 2004 01:32 pm (UTC)
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Many people dont' want to change Diane. You can't save people from themselves. Remember they are just trying to do what is best for them. (Hopefully this is working for them)

Remmeber I decided not to go into Clinical Psychology becasue I feel people don't really want help or to get better. I know this isn't true, but I tell everyone that answer because it absolves me of responsibility. People laugh and don't really ask if I truely believe that. (Becasue they don't care or becasue it doesn't matter?) But there are people out there that do want to change. They do want to get better and do better for themselves and those around them.

I feel you fit in this catagory and are making changes all the time. Lucky for me i'm not your theapist and can give you advice and my thoughts withough worry.

The world.

You will never change anything from the fringe. You have to get inside the system or be more powerful then the system. However even Rome Fell, and given the constratints of time and your apocolyptic future telling, it is inevitable. The issue is could you be accepted within the system? I can't answer that. But no one pays attention to the crazy man (are their crazy females with signs?) with the sign. (except in the movies) If your going to engage people, you can't force them to accept what you have to say. I dont' hear it alot, but often here directly people say Bush is a good president. (I wonder what planet they have been living on to say that but they believe it) Am I ever going to change there mind? They may only care about Religious advancement. Given that, they only care about that, they only vote on that issue, no of the other issues matter. You will never change their Religous dogma no matter how hard you try.

But back to the point. You need to do what is right for you. However please note I don't want to visit you in jail. But I will. Others need to do what they think is right for themselves. Try and think of shades of grey.

Take me for example. I don't drink or smoke. I dont' smoke becasue I don't like the smell it gives me asthma attacks. I don't like other people smoking around me. I think it is a physical assult on my person. The world doesn't see it that way. (I think there should be an organization that goes around helping peopel with civil lawsuits. Start hitting them with $50 dollar law suits for damaging me and others) I don't drink because I don't think I could handle it. I think I would like it too much and become an alcoholic, like my grandfathers. I also heard of too many people getting killed because of DUI drivers. For me I didn't care for it. For others, to each thier own. I try and drive a fuel efficient vehical. But the really good ones didn't have enough horse power. I have a Toyota Matrix, which I felt was a good compromise. It has cargo capacity for me, has 180 horse power (which helps my sanity and safty [I can get out of the way better]) It gets about 27 to 35 which is pretty good for it's class. Sierra drives a civic, which is about the same to a little higher. So not the best, but not the worst.

The funnything about socieity is we all have to live together. Don't give up your voice because you don't think it will get anywhere. If your one on one, speaking with someone with deaf ears, then bite your tongue. If you have an audience, then by all means speak away because you may make a difference in others. Give others a different perspectives.
Never give up hope.

If you want something to do, start writting articles with your support and start sending them to the major magazines. But don't expect others to fall in line. They have different mind sets

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Diane Trout

Re: The world as we know it.

from: alienghic
date: Apr. 29th, 2004 01:03 am (UTC)
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Actually I don't really like trying to change others, I find dealing with people somewhat annoying.

What I'd really like to do is work on building technologies that can respond to some of these apocolyptic scenarios and let other people do the hard work of trying to spread the information.

For instance I think it'd be interesting to see how well hydroponics recycle water, as in an energy limited world it'll be hard to ship food to los angeles. However growing the food here would be difficult because we're also so water limited. The better you can recycle your water the easier it would be to feed people here.

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