Nov 17, 2010

How I Should Behave toward Irrationality

What should I think and do when I face up to irrational people who I have to get along with for a while? It must not necessarily be a good idea to challenge or try to convince them logically since logic might irritate them more. On the other hand, there can be some cases I should point out and put things right if situations need productivity or efficiency, e.g. in work or study. This sounds reasonable, doesn’t it? However, once I feel offended or find me being able to tolerate or even love them, this can become more difficult for me.

Let’s begin with the case I feel offended. I may want to protect myself with logic, but I may also doubt I can really protect myself with refuting them because they may have merely wanted to say something and maybe I shouldn’t have taken things personally. In this case, there’s nothing I can protect myself from. It could end up barking up the wrong tree and making me pathetic. This is absolutely the last thing I want to be.

When it comes to tolerance or love, I will be happy to do that if I can since I have always sought chances to develop my such ability. Nevertheless, am I responsible? If I can do more which may be giving them my two cents gently rather than just accepting, should I do this? It could still make them feel challenged.

Nov 9, 2010

How Come We Become so Wistful

Even without any sorrowful events nor any reminders of bitterest blow, we come across the moments sinking into a wistful feeling once in a while. Why do we have to become so wistful, as if we ourselves breathed out loneliness to fill the planet... maybe due to Don McLean.

Nov 5, 2010

Optimist Has Expectations?

I have wanted to be an optimist, and also tried to expect something constantly despite inevitable disappointments. Are there any connection between two? I hope some because it's a little easier to understand these two ideas if so. I looked up the words.

hopeful and confident about the future
a strong belief that something will happen or be the case in thefuture 
(New Oxford American Dictionary)

Hmm, it sounds like they have some connections, but I can't explain it well yet. So, I asked my English teacher. She said, "Not necessarily." In her opinion, to be an optimist, it's not necessary to have ambitions or expectations.

Okay, I'll take her words so far.

Nov 4, 2010

I Don't Know That

I just realized there seem to be far more things I don't understand well than I thought. Nevertheless, it's also true that I often get a feeling "this is what I have thought about before..." whenever I encounter these problems. Therefore, it might be a good idea to jot them down since life is too short to keep thinking same things for such a long time. On top of that, it must be a good habit for my English writing too.

Basically, I'm going to write about what I don't know, what I thought about them so far as connecting to my daily events.

I hope this could become not merely a notebook for myself, but also things worth reading for a few people.