How People Feel: taking another look

I am surprised that I haven’t seen or read of someone else already mentioning this, so I thought I’d share.

Chances are, you’ve already heard it said, many times, that: “people may not remember what you said, but they’ll remember how you made them feel.”

Chances are, most of us reading that would easily agree with it and feel its true. And so, we leave it at that. We believe its true, we agree, and we pretty-much stop thinking about it and leave it right there.  I’ve don’t that myself, too.

And that is sort of the problem. We’ve stopped thinking any further.

I am being more watchful of the people who say that. Are they practicing what they preach? Are they setting an example? (They want everyone else to). Are they “walking-the-walk?” Or are they hypocrites?

And then you get the people who are uncaringly hurtful verbally and repeatedly and they try to justify it by quickly saying: “I’m just being honest. I call a spade, a spade.” (As if nobody else does). Do either of these people really care how *they* make others feel? But they want you to care. And be aware. And be watchful of yourself.

We can see similar things going on in other areas of life, too, like: :

It’s all-the-rage these days. Seemingly everybody-and-their-dog loves to rave on about:

  1. “giving back” and–
  2.  “making a difference” but—-8 times out of 10, they’re really  more concerned about getting recognition and praise for “making a difference” (would they have still done whatever if they couldn’t tell anyone they did it? I wonder. I really do) and——- for all the politically correct talk about giving-back-to-the-community, these same people never seem to be able to tell you exactly, specifically, WHAT did the “the community” ever do for them in the first place that they would feel the need to “give back?”  You will likely see a big Blank here, as apparently not 1 person in 50 will verbalize or specify anything definite.

Kindness to others is a good and positive thing, but It would appear that the problem is that too often when things are True, its easy for us to say: yeah, that’s true, I believe it…….and then not do it, or practice it.  Even the Golden Rule. And at other times, to do good, but to be unable or unwilling to tell others why we do it. Like “making a difference”. Suppose you were stranded on a sunny island with lots of abundant fruit growing and a fresh water stream and no wild animals, but no other people on the island. Now you cant do anything for others. How will you “make a difference?” There’s no one else there, to do anything for. What will you do? Would life automatically be meaningless? Could you still find a way to be Happy?

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Rock On! “I Drink Alone” by George Thorogood

Rock On!  Turn it up! Here’s George Thorogood and “I Drink Alone”.

Thanks, YouTube.

This song kicks butt.  But please drink responsibly.   PS—-scroll down and see my last  15 posts on a variety of interesting topics.   🙂    — theOwl30

Country Music. “Good One Comin’ On” by Trent Willmon

Country Music.  I don’t listen to much of it, but I really like this one.

“Good One Comin’ On” by Trent Willmon.  Thanks, YouTube!  Enjoy!

PS—scroll through my last 15 posts. A variety of topics. Who knows what interesting writings you might find?

More questions about Star Wars: the Rise of Skywalker

OK. So I saw the trailer for Star Wars: the Rise of Skywalker.

Question: Are they skipping-around in the overall Timeline of things with this next movie, or not?  Will this movie continue where The Last Jedi ended? I hope so.

There is a line in the Trailer. Something like, no one is *really* dead, and then I’m reminded of emporer Palpatine with that sinister laugh, and so I ask:

  1. Was Snoke, a student of Palpatine? I am strongly thinking: NO, he isn’t, or wasn’t. Snoke himself had already mentioned that he had “seen the rise of the Republic.” I would think that would make him Older than Palpatine.   But that also raises a question:

2. If Snoke is Older, why didn’t Palpatine ever mention him? OR, could it be, that Snoke IS Palpatine??

I will be glad to find out more about Rey’s parents! I would also be glad to find out anything more about Maz Kanata. And who founded the First Order? What was its ORIGINAL purpose? Could it have been something good that was corrupted, or was it always evil?

And is Snoke really dead?  Will we see any help or advice or powers used from any Force-ghosts?  And will Emporer Palpatine be in this movie in some real physical body and not as a force-ghost?  When Darth Vader threw Palpatine “down the chute” and we saw an explosion (but not Palpatines body) could this be the explanation for Snoke’s “damaged” appearance? Was he “burned & battered”? Is Snoke really Palpatine?  If not, then we need to be told more about who Snoke really is, even if he is really dead. STOP leaving the audience hanging. Answer the questions!

I hope J. J. Abrams learns a good lesson from the failure of the Last Jedi. The fail was, quite simply: Too many UN-answered questions and leaving the audience hanging. Far too many folks felt a big, BIG frustrating letdown.    Time will tell.

Wipe Out by the Surfaris. 1962

Here’s “Wipe Out” by the Surfaris.    1962.   Rock on!

Thanks, YouTube.       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YusHyd-duQ

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Weird Things That People Do Today

Do you ever “People-watch”?   It can be amazing what you see.

What is up with these people who are INDOORS and walk around wearing a thick wooly head-cap?  Is it Raining indoors? Or are you bald-headed?

What is up with 45 yr. old women who have a Metal nose-ring right smack in the bottom-middle of their nose? As if they have a metal booger hanging out.

And whats up with Black men who walk around on the job at work with their pants half-way down their butt-crack and with their underwear crunched and rolled up on top of their low-hanging pants but still below their shirt….in front of others in the breakroom with no shame as if everybody else does it, ummm, NO! They don’t. 98% of most other folks don’t. So why do they? It a helluva way to “get attention” or to be noticed.

Many people, at work, having lunch in the breakroom, will be on their cell phone. This has become more common but—-what is up with those people who are not only on their cell phone but are also wearing a BIG set of Noise-cancelling Headphones AND talking out loud to whoever 20 minutes of their half-hour lunchbreak, in front of 7 or 8 other people in the breakroom, as if no one was there but them?

Once I was on “a first-date” with a woman and I silently noticed that as she was eating her dinner she ordered…..she ate allllll her steak (only. first.) and then alllll of her broccoli, til it was all gone…and then alllll her French fries……one. thing. only. at. a. time.     Ok, it’s harmless and you could say: “so what” –but –do you know anyone else who does this?  Are they really *that* proud of their “orderliness”?  What’s up?  People are funny.

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