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Mom's perspective on me.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

I went out with my mom (shopping and Geocaching!) yesterday. I got around to asking her how my personality has changed. She told me that I'm basically the same person I have been for the last several years. The one thing that has changed, and I think this happens to most everyone with age, is that I have calmed down and chilled out. I'm less likely to jump to conclusions and don't let things upset me too often.

My view on the way people act toward me is that if I don't let them bother me, then they can't. Some people try to be jerks, but my reaction is fleeting if I even get bothered by them at all. If someone simply doesn't use common courtesy, that doesn't bother me, it's less common that it used to be. If someone is trying to be a total jerk and is super angry at the world, I may just back off and leave them alone, as should everyone else in the vicinity, their anger is not worth my time unless it is going to hurt someone else.

If only everyone would chill out at the world, become more understanding with others, even those who don't share the same perspective, and just stop being angry, than the world would be a more peaceful place. We don't have to all have the exact same view to be courteous to each other.

Today's Holidays: National Haiku Poetry Day, National Bookmobile Day, and Daffy Duck's Birthday! I bet that if Daffy Duck wrote a Haiku it would go like this:
Five syllables here
Seven more syllables there
Are you happy now?
(Haiku courtesy of
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  • TANYA602
    Obviously the weather is changing if you are out geocaching! FABULOUS! I know I've certainly mellowed over the past year, and learning how to pick our battles becomes important in all aspects of our lives. I love your attitude!
    1767 days ago
  • FRAN0426
    So you and your mom got out today, great for the two of you. I take it your mom is doing great after her eye surgery.
    1768 days ago
    For next week, I read this morning that April 25 is Global Penguin day :)
    1769 days ago
    Sounds like you and your mom have a pretty good relationship.

    That may be my favorite Haiku ever. emoticon
    1769 days ago
    The older I get, the less I care about what others think of me. If I do something I shouldn't, then that concern would be justified. I try to do what I think is right mainly because then I don't have to worry about it. Others are entitled to their opinions. They are even allowed to be wrong.
    1769 days ago
  • CC3833
    Totally true. But it will never happen. Age is a very interesting thing. Youth really is wasted on the young. I wish I could have felt this way about myself in highschool, I think I would have been happier and I probably would have treated myself much better.
    1769 days ago
    I think age changes us all. Like you, I pick my battles and I find myself standing up for me much more. I have seen the same changes in dh who has mellowed out a great deal in the last couple of years. It's interesting to see ourselves in those who know us the best. emoticon
    1769 days ago
  • SUNSHINE99999
    good ole Daffy. Have a great day! emoticon
    1769 days ago
    Keep going!
    1769 days ago
    Love the Haiku!!!!
    1769 days ago
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