tcepsa: (PyrateSmirk)
I've figured out at least one reason why my postings here have become severely curtailed: I have too much other stuff going on. I have so much other stuff going on that even when I have a few free minutes to work on some of the more optional free stuff, I can't decide what to spend those precious free moments on, and so I end up reading Hacker News or playing a videogame that I've already beaten half a dozen times. Those things are fun and all, but they're generally not what I'd consider the top of my priorities list.

And maybe it's just that sometimes when those moments show up it turns out that I've just plain run out of gumption, and I can mostly live with that. It happens. I just wish it was easier to tell when I was already out of gumption versus having my gumption sapped by having to choose just one thing to work on (and, by extension, pay the opportunity cost of not working on ALL THE OTHER THINGS).

Okay, now that I've established that, I'm going to go do SOMETHING on my mental to-do list.

Have a great weekend ^_^
tcepsa: (Computation Suspended)
Thoughts that I developed after a conversation this evening:

I tend to be pretty bad in general about starting conversations. I feel like I do reasonably well at carrying them on and even helping them develop in new directions once they've gotten going, but... ~wry grin~ I seem to have a high conversational inertia.

(And sometimes there's a high coefficient of conversational friction, which also works against me...)

An Analogy

Jan. 25th, 2008 11:31 pm
tcepsa: (I'll fix it!)
Lawful Neutral is running my brain, but my true nature is Chaotic Good.
tcepsa: (PoiArcBlue)
I deserve friends who like me for me.

Seems like it'd be obvious, doesn't it? Regardless, it isn't. Or at least hasn't been; I had it pointed out to me last week by way of an extremely well-placed clue-by-four strike. Along with a few other corollary-type things, which are what really matter. )
tcepsa: (iSquared)
I've long been of the opinion that the golden rule, "Treat others as you wish to be treated," isn't terribly sound. For example I like videogame music, and I would love it if people would play videogame music while we were driving somewhere, but I don't think it would be a good idea for me to play videogame music for my vehicular guests. There are situations in which it applies, but it seems to me like it is far from universal.

To replace it, I try to go with, "Treat others as they wish to be treated." This seems to work very well when I'm able to figure out how they wish to be treated and when it doesn't cross any of my boundaries to do that.

More importantly to me, earlier this afternoon I had a mini-epiphany: Treat yourself as you wish others would treat you. )

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