People generally like to be nice. The only problem is the niceness only comes out if a person feels that they are not losing or gaining much. The nicest people are the ones who are satisfied with where they are and what they have in life. You might be thinking that you aren’t close to satisfaction with your life but you are a nice person. Perhaps you would be an even nicer person if you were more satisfied. Or maybe you’re not actually nice. So I think in order for more people to be nicer they have to have what they want or want less.
I have the day off, it’s 1:52 PM, sky is blue, sun is shining, and I will likely be hitting the red wine soon. When it’s unseasonably warm in mid-January, you’re supposed to feel bad for not capitalizing on it. I did feel bad and then I thought, does it really matter?
I think everyone wants to work, have a partner in life, watch TV, but I don’t think anyone wants to be devoting all their possible availability to them. It’s true that no one devotes all their time to their job, partner, family, but often they do devote every minute that those entities can possibly take from them whether by law or availability. The only reason full time employment is no more than 35-40 hours a week is because that’s the law. Unless of course you are on salary which then means they will have you just before you burnout. That’s the whole point of putting someone on a salary rather than an hourly wage.
Every one of us is a resource and just like any resource, people try to consume as much of it as they can. In order to make your life better, the idea is to get someone else to take your misery and to give you pleasure. If they can suck the life out of you often times they will.
More than anything, people want balance but many times our options are either all or nothing. Committed monogamous relationship or loneliness. Full time work or not enough money.
I bought a new hooded sweatshirt today. It was on sale of course because only retarded people pay regular price. Regular $60 on sale for $30 but when I went up to pay it came up to $23. There’s nothing special about the shirt. The fabric is kind of better than average but the sale price is what I’m all about. Or maybe I’m secretly shamefully into logos. Maybe the cool kids will let me hang out with them now.
Well, have a nice day/night.