Well here is some new old stuff I wrote. Again, these two pieces were written while at work one day. They aren’t really short stories, they are more like ramblings I had off the top of my head during a particularly disheartening day at work. I combined them into one post because I hadn’t posted anything in a while and was planning to give you guys something brand new, but due to conspiring forces I was unable to get anything done. So I would feel bad posting one short rambling after so long, so I decided to put the two of them together. Next week there will be something new and it should be the start of the online story I mentioned back in Blog Post 1.
Perhaps the greatest loneliness in life is to realize that the people with whom you’ve surrounded yourself don’t care about you. Sure, you could be alone in a literal sense. You could sit in a dark room with no other individuals, but at least then someone on the outside cares and if someone cares, are you really alone? When multiple people care about a similar topic or share ideas, we say they are not alone. So why not apply that to people? If you care about you (topic) and someone else cares, you two share in something and are thusly not alone. But when you are the only one who cares about you, there is no shared topic, they would say you are alone. So then, when you discover that in a room full of people nobody cares, you are truly alone. How sad is that? To be all alone in a crowd.
Does saying “thank you” hold any real meaning anymore? It seems that people just say it because it’s what they’re supposed to and for no other reason. It has dawned on me that rarely am I thankful when I say “thank you” and instead I simply say it to sound polite. When does an honest “thank you” apply? The term has become so overused that any endearment that was once attached to it has now been lost. I or anyone else could say “thank you” a hundred times in a day and only mean it ten times. If you don’t mean what you say, why say it at all? I’ll tell you why. You’re expected to. The expectations that are placed on you force you to say it, even when you don’t mean it. If you don’t say it, you are labeled as “inconsiderate” or a “jerk” and nobody likes to be labeled negatively.
Thank you for reading.