If you had to pick something about yourself that you would like to improve or change what would it be? Not your physical looks, but in your personality.
Please, no politics or religion. Thank you.
Something to think about...
Mine would be worrying too much.
Probably my extreme cynicism courtesy of 20 years of government service.
That would be mine too. Less anxiety over things that never happen.
I sometimes worry i don't worry enough, so i started worrying some more, but i wouldn't worry about it, cause then you might have to start worrying about how much and often you are or are not worrying about things, and truthfully, i worry i don't have the time to lie to myself about it, but hey, no worries mate, just check em' at the door....and try and sit, instead of worrying about lying, cause worrying never seems to have achieved much, so see no sense in worrying about it, by closing my eyes to that which could produce anxiety i've now produced blind worry so as it is now easier to not see as to what it is should actually be worthy of worrying me , cause sometimes it is difficult to see how we differentiate the 'real' worries from the artificially not real worries, so i started quitting worrying about all worries, and now I have nothing
to worry about.
To one day quit procrastinating...
... sounds like success.
Would like to be able to get along with family, as easy as i do about the entire rest of the world. Amazing how I can socialize and interact with so many different people, yet the ones who mean the most, are always the most difficult for me....as i crank me up some 'Incessant Mace' to ponder it all over....
I have a issue with that. It seems like it’s easier to talk to a stranger then your own family at times. I think there is too much emotion and it makes it much harder.
What if the night were not so dark and stormy …
So we rock we rollWe ramble and run
Some to hither andOthers to funAndSo dear Jack withWhite eye hereAnd black eye thereThe quizzical browThe muffled growlPaws on noseis pause to knowYou laugh you trembleYou double be quickLickity split to find the trickAh, the trickThe trick the trickAh Jack! What’s the trickWhat matters isWhat matters notStop thinking dear JackIt’s best be slickTo find the trickSo roll ramble rock and runAnd clear as a bellT’will all be funRun ramble rock and rollAnd remember dear JackAnything good or badIs but a slight of handAnd life is too tizzyWhen you’re too busyFretting for what comes next
I like that..
Jack was my 150lb Landseer ... at times he had writer's block.
If you had to pick something about yourself that you would like to improve or change what would it be?
My perception of humanity. I see way too much personal irresponsibility and that has tainted me and my compassion has waned. I long for the child I was.
sounds irresponsible on your part, but hey, i hate responsibility.
i hate responsibility.
I hate all the laws we have trying to make humans responsible.
seems irresponsible to me, but hey, nothing to worry about.
No concern here either, irresponsibility sounding irresponsible to the irresponsible, makes plenty of since to me.
I can relate to that.
Hamlet:Now whether it beBestial oblivion, or some craven scrupleOf thinking too precisely on th' event—
My ex-wife used to call me Hamlet because I spent too much time thinking before doing....
Maybe that's something that needs improving.
I can see where that might be a hindrance, lol.
because I spent too much time thnking
Yeah Buzz I was always told that I think too much too. My reply was and is I cant help it that's just the way my brain works.
and yes it is a hindrance at times but at times its a blessing as well.
I found it especially useful in planning what I am going to do (in detail) on jobs before I going to the job sites. Knowing what tools and material to bring and bringing it all. Over and over. many of my co workers did not. It worked to my advantage well. Regularly saving the company and myself time and money.
I have learned to try not to over plan though, I have many things to think about.
I found it especially useful in planning what I am going to do (in detail) on jobs before I going to the job sites. Knowing what tools and material to bring and bringing it all.
Oh yes, definitely. I always mentally walk myself through my projects. Saves a lot of misery and aggravation.
I do that too when I make crafts.
That’s better then the other way around. 😀
My husband does that; he overthinks everything and sometimes will never actually get to the doing part.
You mean he spends a lot of time thinking about how to get out of doing? LOL
No... he really does overthink the work that needs to be done. We have 3 teenagers that can perform the labor.
I guess one thing would be my "need" to try new items. I've managed to hold off on the big-ticket items, still driving the same car I bought 8 years ago even though I've been sorely tempted to go write a check for a new truck. But I really like to walk into the liquor store to see what's "new". That's why I currently have 9 different bottles of scotch and 8 different bottles of bourbon at home. My desire to try something new overrides my common sense at times. Having this many open bottles of liquor is bad because they tend to oxidize before I can drink them.
oy, what a first world problem.
I think trying new things is a positive.
Trying new things can be a positive. In this case however it looks more like hording. I mean, come on. I will have all of 3 drinks a week.. so a bottle of bourbon can last me quite a while as it is. Why do I need so many different bottles? And Scotch? oy... I did just finish a 25yo Highland Park single malt that was very very nice....
You must like to collect them.... Just don't drink them all at once..
Being too critical of myself. I can tolerate/forgive/accept flaws in other people, not in myself.
At least your not selfish... : )
I can relate to that, a lot.
I would be a little more neat, but not too much
Cynicism. I get it from my mom. Any time growing up when I came to her with a grievance I had with someone else she would tell me why I’m wrong. I hated that because nobody can be wrong that often. At some point I realized that she just has cynicism ingrained in her soul, and as an adult I see it in me. However, while my glass is perpetually half empty my wife’s is perpetually half full, so we make an excellent couple. She is the yin to my yang. You’d thing a ballon and a pin wouldn’t pair well but somehow it works.
It sounds like you have a good relationship and something really good comes out of some things in life at times.
My need to solve problems for others. Sometimes people just don't want me to do that; sometimes it's just a person venting. I guess I get that from my dad and that's why I understand him so well. The last time I talked with him one on one, I prefaced what I said with, "I don't want you to fix anything or say anything to the other person. I'm simply going to explain my attitude and why you won't see my family as often," because I knew he would want to "fix it" or assume that I needed him to solve something.
The need to prove that I'm right. My husband is irked by this the most. I think I'm simply explaining how I know a piece of information or why I have researched the subject at one point or another, but he's said on several occasions, "You always have to be right. You can't just agree." I guess, I just assume that people want to know facts and learn something from a conversation. My husband has also said on several occasions [usually after having a few  beers], "I get so aggravated with you, because you know a lot of stuff and I know you're smarter than me. I just don't need you to prove it all the time." So, I've tried my damnedest to curb that behavior and remain silent.
I think that is a good trait. Trying to help others. : )
Not when it's not wanted.
I've told my kids that they need to preface their vents / rants with, "Mom, I'm just venting."