Disclosure on the coast. I have wondered for over ten years now what had happened to the state of my birth—California, and what God thought about it. It is so different than the place of my memory. I realize things change in fifty years, but this degree is astounding. Let me tell you a little bit about the California I remember, from 1955 to 1966, and then I will share with you what I have experienced since my return in 2005. And then, to conclude I will endeavor to give you a solution that may help, which is the reason I have supplied this particular video in the first place.
The only race that people are allowed to make fun of is their own. That's one of the unwritten rules that has been established within recent years. The only exception to that rule was when it happens amongst friends and if they are okay with it. However, stereotypes are a completely different matter. Stereotypes are not something that should be used for humor, especially when the costs of stereotyping far exceed the rewards, if there are any at all. The reason why I don't agree that stereotypes bring people together is that they set high standards and expectations, they tend to apply to only a few percents of an entire race's population, and they are often used as a shortcut when it comes to figuring out what other people are like.
Since my first hit of LSD in 1992 it has been my belief that every man and woman on this earth has more than a handful of what I call sub-personalities. There's a theory out there that basically says that we all have a handful of distinguishably different personalities inside us that pop out here and there that are all conscious of each other. This supports a pretty vague overview of how I really think it works and could quite possibly be the wrong way to look at it all together. I believe that for the most part, we all have two versions of one personality and these two different types of personalities have sub-personalities, which can be temporarily be amplified or reduced in less than a nanosecond. Much like an equalizer on a stereo works, this hypothetical mechanism, which I'm guessing works in conjunction with your hormones, can with lightning fast reflex, adjust your personality to best suit the situation according to your mind set. I say this because if your mindset is an aggressive one or a passive one then it’s always going to have that undertone… hence the two personalities in the sense that the adjustments made to fit the situation at hand will be swayed by either the aggressive you or the passive you.
Guilt is an emotion that all of us have felt. It's an emotion that has been used to drive us to correct our behaviors. If you do not make amends for your mistake, then it will always eat at you. It is easy to dismiss small things; brush them off, because everyone does it from time to time. Or maybe you decided that shoving it down, and never talking about it again was best (Spoiler: it really isn’t). Pushing your guilt down will only work for so long, and eventually, you will have deal with it.
It’s natural to want to hide things we fear others will judge us for. Everyone has experienced that hot flush of blood to the face when something you wanted to keep hidden is exposed. Is it embarrassment? Sometimes.
There are a few things I want to talk about on the subject of empathy. Empathy has turned into a buzzword, and people seem to be confused about what it is to be an empath.
Not all of us can be saints. In fact, I think we're all jerks and we don't even realize how bad we are until we sit back and reflect on ourselves. We'll notice that we display an alarming amount of ill-mannered behaviour towards our fellow citizens.
Entitled - verb (used with object), en•ti•tled, en•ti•tling.
There are a lot of opinions on who generation z is, what generation z stands for, and how generation z lives in today’s society. I’m not saying those opinions are wrong because everybody is entitled to their opinion, but I suggest actually talking to someone who is from generation z. Not belittling them or telling them what you were doing when you were their age, actually talking to understand why their head is where it is and why they view the world with such disappointment, anger, and realism. We didn’t grow up hearing that we were going to go to college, have a great job and own a house by the time we were 23 and everything was going to be fine from there. We grew up hearing that it was going to be difficult, we were going to struggle a lot, and college was going to be insanely difficult to pay for. On top of that, we see how much the millennials are struggling with their dreams that came burning to the ground like the Notre Dame. Which isn’t their fault, they’re trying their best with the shitty cards that were dealt by some shitty people.
I guess I saw it coming. Guys say that they’re into damaged girls but they don’t mean girls riddled with anxiety. Hell, I spend more time thinking about what I’m going to say to someone than I do actually talking to the person. Jack was just tired of my insecurity bullshit. By now, I’ve accepted it. People break up all the time.