Let me know you a little better

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  • TwitchyMagee
    TwitchyMagee Posts: 2,994 Member
    My outward response to jealousy is to disengage

    I do this sometimes too
    My outward response to jealousy is to disengage

    i usually just give up immediately bc i dont have the heart/confidence of a competitor at all
    I think I have had the attitude that if I have to compete for it it’s not worth having and certainly in regard to people’s affections that’s probably true but I’m beginning to think there are some things that are worth striving and competing for.

    i mean
    i know people who are competitive spirits in life and like, they thrive on it and it makes them better people and it’s impressive

    i am more cooperative gamer type personality so the competition thing just stresses me out so i only compete with past and future me
    I understand this. I don’t game but I operate much the same way. Me in CrossFit was hilarious and collaborative. I believe I brought something good there.

    But for me (I’m only reflecting on my own motives & behaviors) this method has sometimes kept me from putting in my best effort for fear of offending others. I’m not sure I can or should change but it’s something I’m thinking about.


  • TwitchyMagee
    TwitchyMagee Posts: 2,994 Member
    My outward response to jealousy is to disengage

    I do this sometimes too
    My outward response to jealousy is to disengage

    i usually just give up immediately bc i dont have the heart/confidence of a competitor at all
    I think I have had the attitude that if I have to compete for it it’s not worth having and certainly in regard to people’s affections that’s probably true but I’m beginning to think there are some things that are worth striving and competing for.

    For me it depends on who it is and whether or not I believe that I have a right to feel that way about the situation.

    If I think that I don't, then it's disengage time, but if I think that I do, then I either try and push through it if I think it's irrational or I have to mention it to the person
    That is incredibly mature and rational. The last time I expressed jealousy over a person I was neither 😂. Thankfully it has been over 20 years since I have expressed anything like that




  • nonchalantxo
    nonchalantxo Posts: 228 Member
    I don't know when to shut up.
  • TwitchyMagee
    TwitchyMagee Posts: 2,994 Member
    My outward response to jealousy is to disengage

    I do this sometimes too
    My outward response to jealousy is to disengage

    i usually just give up immediately bc i dont have the heart/confidence of a competitor at all
    I think I have had the attitude that if I have to compete for it it’s not worth having and certainly in regard to people’s affections that’s probably true but I’m beginning to think there are some things that are worth striving and competing for.

    For me it depends on who it is and whether or not I believe that I have a right to feel that way about the situation.

    If I think that I don't, then it's disengage time, but if I think that I do, then I either try and push through it if I think it's irrational or I have to mention it to the person
    That is incredibly mature and rational. The last time I expressed jealousy over a person I was neither 😂. Thankfully it has been over 20 years since I have expressed anything like that




    Oh I promise you that my follow through isn't always flawless 😂
    You’re just trying to make me feel better
  • nossmf
    nossmf Posts: 4,469 Member
    Reminds me of my childhood: early reader, articulate, disorganized, never had to do homework, barely had to study, then when *kitten* got hard lacked the discipline to do the work. I’ve spent years unlearning it.

    Ditto. High school valedictorian, perfect grades, no effort. First semester of college I treated class the same way, until I got that mid-term report card: 1.8 GPA, including failing my favorite class. Total wake up call. (Luckily this was mid-term...by end of term I'd pulled that 1.8 to 3.6 and never looked back.)
  • TwitchyMagee
    TwitchyMagee Posts: 2,994 Member
    edited September 26
    nossmf wrote: »
    Reminds me of my childhood: early reader, articulate, disorganized, never had to do homework, barely had to study, then when *kitten* got hard lacked the discipline to do the work. I’ve spent years unlearning it.

    Ditto. High school valedictorian, perfect grades, no effort. First semester of college I treated class the same way, until I got that mid-term report card: 1.8 GPA, including failing my favorite class. Total wake up call. (Luckily this was mid-term...by end of term I'd pulled that 1.8 to 3.6 and never looked back.)
    When I started college I was a severely depressed 17-year-old and I chose to sleep on park benches in 30° weather rather than go to class. Luckily I started getting my *kitten* together by moving out when I was 18, living in my own apartment, and earning my own money. Different paths but still good endings 😁
  • ermengarde22
    ermengarde22 Posts: 2,097 Member
    nossmf wrote: »
    Reminds me of my childhood: early reader, articulate, disorganized, never had to do homework, barely had to study, then when *kitten* got hard lacked the discipline to do the work. I’ve spent years unlearning it.

    Ditto. High school valedictorian, perfect grades, no effort. First semester of college I treated class the same way, until I got that mid-term report card: 1.8 GPA, including failing my favorite class. Total wake up call. (Luckily this was mid-term...by end of term I'd pulled that 1.8 to 3.6 and never looked back.)
    When I started college I was a severely depressed 17-year-old and I chose to sleep on park benches in 30° weather rather than go to class. Luckily I started getting my *kitten* together by moving out when I was 18, living in my own apartment, and earning my own money. Different paths but still good endings 😁

    i dropped out of high school but it all worked out

  • TwitchyMagee
    TwitchyMagee Posts: 2,994 Member
    nossmf wrote: »
    Reminds me of my childhood: early reader, articulate, disorganized, never had to do homework, barely had to study, then when *kitten* got hard lacked the discipline to do the work. I’ve spent years unlearning it.

    Ditto. High school valedictorian, perfect grades, no effort. First semester of college I treated class the same way, until I got that mid-term report card: 1.8 GPA, including failing my favorite class. Total wake up call. (Luckily this was mid-term...by end of term I'd pulled that 1.8 to 3.6 and never looked back.)
    When I started college I was a severely depressed 17-year-old and I chose to sleep on park benches in 30° weather rather than go to class. Luckily I started getting my *kitten* together by moving out when I was 18, living in my own apartment, and earning my own money. Different paths but still good endings 😁

    i dropped out of high school but it all worked out

    Life’s been good to us. Feels weird to say that but yeah

  • CoffeeNstilettos
    CoffeeNstilettos Posts: 2,594 Member
    edited September 27
    If I see someone cry I automatically cry too, like I can feel their emotions.

    Sometimes I wish I could have surgery to remove my tear ducts
  • TwitchyMagee
    TwitchyMagee Posts: 2,994 Member
    If I see someone cry I automatically cry too, like I can feel their emotions.

    Sometimes I wish I could have surgery to remove my tear ducts

    I think if you had them replaced with tiny flamethrowers, instead of being removed, that would be pretty *kitten* sweet

    You always think of the best body modifications
  • cowsfan12
    cowsfan12 Posts: 4,810 Member
    If I knew what I know no
    If I see someone cry I automatically cry too, like I can feel their emotions.

    Sometimes I wish I could have surgery to remove my tear ducts

    I think if you had them replaced with tiny flamethrowers, instead of being removed, that would be pretty *kitten* sweet

    but if she goes that route she’ll want to consider the eyebrows _ maybe permanent tattooed eyebrows or do they make a flame retardant eyebrow balm of sorts ?? In case she’d like to keep the natural look
  • CoffeeNstilettos
    CoffeeNstilettos Posts: 2,594 Member
    If I see someone cry I automatically cry too, like I can feel their emotions.

    Sometimes I wish I could have surgery to remove my tear ducts

    I think if you had them replaced with tiny flamethrowers, instead of being removed, that would be pretty *kitten* sweet


    Now that would be cool
  • _Dan1985
    _Dan1985 Posts: 310 Member
    edited September 30
    Some times of the day, I think of myself as funny, cute, genuine, accomplished, stylish, self-aware, loyal, smart and happy.

    Other times of the day, I see myself as cold, weird, insecure, old, fat, damaged, immature, superficial, dumb, mean, creepy and a failure


    But I am working on it and getting better every day :)

    FWIW, I don't know you, but from what I've seen of your posts, you're comfortably the funniest person on MFP. Never change that.
  • happimess01
    happimess01 Posts: 9,033 Member
    _Dan1985 wrote: »
    Some times of the day, I think of myself as funny, cute, genuine, accomplished, stylish, self-aware, loyal, smart and happy.

    Other times of the day, I see myself as cold, weird, insecure, old, fat, damaged, immature, superficial, dumb, mean, creepy and a failure


    But I am working on it and getting better every day :)

    FWIW, I don't know you, but from what I've seen of your posts, you're comfortably the funniest person on MFP. Never change that.

    What a nice compliment, thank you. I’ll try :)
  • honey_honey_12
    honey_honey_12 Posts: 8,146 Member
    I no longer give a rat’s *** about football.
  • cowsfan12
    cowsfan12 Posts: 4,810 Member
    I no longer give a rat’s *** about football.

    Not a good day for the boomers