March 13, 2011

Let Me Enjoy My Complaining! (AKA Don't be a Penelope)

I had another blog I had just written; however, I deleted it. Honestly, it was just talking about my whirlwind of a semester. No one wants to read that. Mainly because it is boring. Second, anyone who reads this will be like "You think YOU are busy? Let me tell you about MY ridiculous schedule!" Seriously, anytime I tell someone something, or complain to someone about something, they have to one up me. It makes complaining not so enjoyable.

Really, conversations are nothing more than competitions among people. Anytime someone is talking, most people are just thinking about something clever they are going to say rather than really listen the other person, or wondering if the other person noticed their cleverness, or wondering what the person really thought about the last comment you said.

Here is an example of what I am talking about:

Basically what I am trying to say is check yo'self. Actually, quit checking yo'self. That is what our problem is. We are selfish. We care too much about ourselves and not about each other. Let us truly be listening to what the other person says.

3 step program for those "Penelopes"
1. Be quick listen
2. Be slow to speak
3. Think about whether or not the next thing you are saying is bragging.

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