How often have you felt like Dumbledore? That a Pensieve would be an incredibly self-therapeutic tool to get through life? When your mind is full of everyday thoughts, worries and responsibilities and the ability to just liquidate these, store them into a bowl and move on seems like a God-given? The appreciation of Pensieves usually crops up when life is wearing you down.
Let me give you a great example; I was walking around humming the blues when I dropped my Motorola Atrix (I’m old and cheap) on the cold, hard marble floor. I frantically picked it up to find a one-inch crack going through the middle of the screen. I felt the crack in my heart too, and in my purse. On my way home I stopped by a few phone stores and was told it would cost me £50 to replace the screen.
Fitness all the way! Yep, that Six-Pac though. I mean those bulging biceps? Not that either? Er…muscly legs? Okay, I’m out.
My first epiphany came when I was going about my day, finding myself be annoyed that the walk from my room to the toilet is too long. Yes…that was er…new low point. Thankfully though, there is a mirror in the loo and I came face to face with some literal perspective and took up fitness the very same day and have been on it ever since.
Compromise is one thing I hate to engage in (like pineapple on pizza). Chances are, so do you.
Yes, you have a friend or friends that you no longer refer to as such due to their phone etiquette i.e. call assault. We don’t trust people without phone etiquette. It’s the same as distrusting a hairdresser with terrible hair.
Follow the lazy graduate through the world of work.
We do well when applying a structure – those imposed by you and those imposed by others. Right now the libertarian in you will be shouting me down. I am all for live and let live but if you are in pursuit of a career, there’s no way around it. Applying a Structure tames your wild side. It tames it so that you can be productive when you need to be and let loose when it’s time to do so.
We have an innate desire to be remembered and leave a legacy. The things we do to have our existence be marked somehow. The need to be thought of even if we aren’t around to witness it. It’s the carving your name into the playground bench reading ‘Maddie waz ere’. To plant something that’ll hopefully pass the test of time.
What creates cynicism?
Age, for one. A better word for it would be experience. Interactions, burned bridges, and the disparity between what is being said and the hypocritical actions that follow.
I did horribly in my A levels and my response was just that – “good enough”. I knew I wasn’t going to get much from it and pulling that piece of paper out of the envelope on results day confirmed it. My eyes skimming the contents briefly and promptly sliding it back in, shrugging and hearing myself utter those bloody words.