Archive | December, 2011

Everybody loves themselves a mirror

25 Dec

I’m laughing so hard internally that I can feel my organs constantly bouncing off their permissible limit. It’s a funny world out there, if you haven’t noticed already! And I’m winning. 😉 😉

Struggling to climb the ladder doesn’t get you there. In fact, it only worsens your inferiority complex. I tell you that not to discourage you; I’ve just been there done that for about all my life- until now of course. And with your sad complexities, you only land up feeding the ego of every other dimwit that ever peeked into town. It feels sic, doesn’t it? Hmm. Relax. There is a cure.

If you’re anything like what I’ve been, you’re probably very meticulous, always trying hard to please, extra-jittery, too emotional about any and everything and perennially asking yourself, “Why doesn’t he/she (for example, the person in charge/boss) like me and treat me the way he/she treats everyone else? What have I done wrong?” You’re most likely too self-respecting to stoop and too honest to fake it. You KNOW that the pillars of the place you’re in will come crashing down the minute you’re gone, yet no one shows it; but does that knowledge make you feel secure in yourself? I’m guessing not.

Diplomacy is an art; why else would you think politics remains a winner? There is a fine line between using each pawn in a game of chess to your benefit and in becoming a victim of the game yourself. Each member of the army has his/her own significance; each one has their own insecurities, each one has inane things that make them tick, each one has their own pleasure points. Observe. Step into their shoes- I cannot stress that enough. How do they think?? What makes them emote? Set aside your emotions for a while. You cannot expect to gain, if they haven’t first been analyzed by you. Listen intently- a line, a pointer, a random statement- nothing ever, ever goes to waste. Know your priorities and race ahead to beat the winning horse. You can!

Watch what you say. Your body language, your expressions and your eye movements when you think no one notices- they all matter. Remain a mystery. Show different people different aspects of your personality; let them all feel like they know you- the personal touch they sense is important for your relationships to flourish. The advantage? Onions don’t cry much, do they? And if you haven’t noticed already, nobody manages to cut through every layer at once without shedding a bucketful of tears themselves. 😉 So, the odds of you losing are pretty darn low.

When two of your friends don’t get along, give each of them crisp, quality individual time; they will love you for it. Show maturity- understand, yet crib not! Everybody needs a soothing, calming talk. Give them what they want; you know it when you see them. Your weaknesses will diminish and get sucked into your core, plus the euphoria of tasting victory pretty much makes you forget those sore points entirely!

Lastly, accept favors. People adore, love and respect you. Let them show it! I mean that last one.

And yes, I am the same person you’ve been reading all along. Santa probably just dipped me into a bottle of shiny new paint and gave me my much-needed makeover. My ethics still dictate the beating of my heart and they always will; but if goodness must win, evil needs to concede without even realizing it- that’s what God and I decided last. Be a mirror. Help God!

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It’s a GUY thing! *cough*

18 Dec

If you’re remotely feminine, you’ll relate to this post. If not, aha, I’m not posting any comments that go against my line of thought anyway, so we’re even. 😀

Women take a long time to trust even the closest of their friends with every single detail of their lives; I know this because I do, too. And when they finally confide in you, they expect you to be that solid rock, their anchor, their undying support system, their constant listening ear. You’re SO close at a point like this to becoming her sole advisor, the co-pilot of her ship during her times of havocIRRESPECTIVE of whether or not she is the type of woman who’d consider taking advice from someone such as yourself, not to belittle you or mean that offensively, of course!

The least you could probably do then would be to sit still in the backdrop of the picture that is her life. But really, ask yourself all of you masculine kinds in the world- what is it that you promptly do instead, without fail? ESCAPE. 😕

Yes, you escape. Unlike any version of you she has ever known, quite suddenly, you do not call, message or make an appearance for at least a few days; which, being a woman, I cannot fathom why. Are you trying to soak in all the drama from the day before like a ruminating cow? Or is it normal for you to have such delayed hypersensitivity to all matters relating to the heart?? Maybe, you’re simply spending time emptying out your thought processes that are smoking up wild fire by now, screaming “OVERLOAD”; I don’t know.

At her end, she glances at her cell phone and the clock on her bedroom wall on and off, wondering if she was too hasty to reveal to you, so much of what is truly important to her. She talks herself into believing that all of that information wasn’t much of a secret anyway, that anyone could have put two and two together and pieced out her story whenever they would have so desired and that re-telling her story to anyone else won’t fetch you much, 😕 even if you tried to. During stray moments in her day, she is sure that you’ve been unwell or have a profoundly critical excuse for your unacceptable callousness- you couldn’t be so sadistic without reason now, could you? With another day gone by, she prides herself on not having told you of the latest development in her life; she is NOW one up on you and you will never learn of it until an era after the completion of the event, when, if you get lucky, she will mention it to you just as carelessly.

You’ve slipped steeply from the position you had managed to reach, but in your defence, you’re clueless about this all-important detail when you randomly text her phone now saying, you’ve been out on vacation with family. Tch! Does she reply? Yes, of course; because she’s too egoistic to have you read her mind. And is she a good actress when required? 😉 Oh, she’s awesome, you bet!

Quit giving yourselves a heartache, girlies, because it’s just a guy thing! If you’d consider equating your life to a ladder, the men that matter to you do an unparalleled job of stumbling up and down it for as long as you continue to live; probably beyond, too- you can’t be too sure of that just yet, eh?!