A to Z update!
I did it! I survived my first week of the A to Z challenge and I must say it's been a blast so far. Having to sit in front of the computer and force myself to come up with something to post is challenging. There were days when I knew what I wanted to post about and other days where I had to sit and figure out what to write about. All in all I'm thoroughly enjoying myself and I was able to meet new friends during this journey. I'll definitely be doing this again next year.
Last night I was faced with a type of frustration that usually comes to me when I am faced with legitimately stupid people. Usually when I hear someone refer to others as stupid, I tend to feel bad but this time, I am placing aside my empathy and kindness to truly express what I was feeling.
I was hanging out at my usual place in a chat site that is meant for textual roleplay but most days it's used for socializing, gibberish, debates that are really arguments and insults being thrashed around when opinions differ and so on and so forth. It's everything you would expect when in highschool and perhaps worse but I have friends there and it's a good place to study 'human interaction'.
Out of no where this girl starts to type about teeth grinding and shakes and how she was high so I was, of course, flabbergasted! Some odd things have been said on this site and you get used to it after a while but I've never seen someone openly admit they were using drugs. Now, I did take in consideration that she may have been lying but given the way she was upset about people sharing their distaste for it, I don't suppose she was. When someone asked her why would she openly admit it all she had to say was "-shrug- it's a matter of opinion..". Naturally, I was disgusted by this. Thousands of people suffer from this horrible affliction and resort to it due to desperate circumstances and here she is saying 'it's a matter of opinion'.
My response to her was to next time take enough to grind her teeth till they shatter and I don't know why but apparently that was rude of me and I was told not to get upset over things that don't directly affect me. That could be true in some cases but I don't really appreciate that certain topics be made light of simply to protect the offender's feelings. I found myself to be frustrated by this, down right upset. Why do people act like this? What were the series of events that led them to believe it was okay to act this way?
I soon realized that we live in a world that makes light of serious topics and I know that sometimes it's okay to laugh at certain things to lighten the mood but this girl went on saying that her high was ruined and I had half a mind to tell her that advertising something like that will not always garner a positive reaction. After simmering about it for an hour, it dawned on me that I was probably wasting my energy being upset about something that will most likely never change and something I can do nothing about to fix.
1) What was the most frustrating situation you've ever come across?
2) What are your methods of dealing with frustrations that can't be fixed?
Share your stories in the comments bellow.
Quote of the day:
“People don't like to think of themselves as sinful. They don't want to believe that they are selfish, evil people who would act much worse if unrestrained by society... Because they believe they act from pure motives, many people live by their own moral code and can always justify their behavior. When that strategy fails they can always think of someone worse than themselves.” ― Douglas Beaumont