1. Being Negative.
Whether it's ranting or noting or complaining, you need to stop. There's someone out there who reads about your first world problems through a text-to-speech device made to work with their prosthetic hands because of <sob story here>.
Guest <X> wrote in your cbox "Are you active?" for the fifth time this month? Find the silver lining and stop being such a damn Negative Nancy. Not only is this RPG-D member tired of iterating the same glass-half-full answer to your probably outwinded topic, but your members are looking up to you as their leader and tired of seeing you temper-tantrum off, whether it's silently or passive aggressively or only mildly annoyed. Yes, you think it's not nice. But you know what? Your first world problem can't compare to the starving children in Africa or how many world-aide organizations are short for their month's giving quota again or how infinitesimally small Earth is to the universe.
There's no such thing as luck. Only when opportunity meets preparation. Happiness is the number one most important thing in all areas of life, from health, job-hunting, parenting success, or how long it takes you to find the spouse of your dreams. There's an opportunity in every occasion. Stop staring at the wrapping paper and open the box to find something that's positive and shiny and neat that you can act on, be, and influence your life with. The whole world is at your fingertips : seize the day, seize the year, seize the universe. There's no reason to fret about your cold coffee, make a joke to the nearest person and have a shared smile and warm, fuzzy connection to society and a nicer morning instead. Someone said something abrasive in your cbox? Delete it and move on or even talk to the person and have a warm conversation because kindness turns away wrath.
There's nothing you negative you can't turn into a positive. There's no such thing as a bad day, a terrible life, or hand dealt too short. Turn your frown into a smile and only then will you feel better about yourself, but you'll begin to see those opportunities you've been shoving away in your self-destructive spirals of rage and hatred that you're not chained to anymore. This isn't about religion. It's about life. This could be your very last breath. Why spend it angry?
One thing you need to stop doing forever
Blog entry posted by xexes, Aug 9, 2012.