It been awhile since I last posted about a book I read. The libraries here are still closed to the public due to covid19. You can still do curb side pick up, but it doesn’t feel the same. So I went to Barns and noble and brought the the book A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman. A Man Called Ove is about living. That life doesn’t stop when you loose your love one. You got to keep on living, evening though your dealing with your grief. Reading Ove, I though of the movie Gran Trio with Clint Eastwood. I don’t why, but that pop in my head awhile reading the book.
Possess the right thinking. Only then can one receive the gifts of strength, knowledge and peace.
Anger clouds the mind. Turned inward it is an unconquerable enemy.
some more quotes from movies that are about life.
Listen, if you learn nothing else when you’re here you learn this, alright? Coz it’s not just about hockey.
It’s easy to be confident when you have control of the puck. It’s very, very difficult to keep that confidence when you gotta take whatever strange bounces life throws your way.
Don’t be careless but don’t be too careful either. You cannot be afraid to lose.
That’s how you gain the confidence to attack the game when the puck isn’t yours. That’s how you attack life, even when you don’t think you have any control.
And that’s how you play real defense.
Life is like a mop.
I haven’t been blogging much cause my attention has been finding employment which I haven’t found nor has any employer that I’ve submitted an application is willing to hire me. I was working with the alamo workforce in hoping I can get some job training, but after a good solid 3 months I felt they were stalling in helping me get that job training. So I terminated the partnership. At the moment I with a temp agency, but I think this partnership will also go south just cause I lack work experience.
I thought about volunteering somewhere and a week or two ago put in a application at one of the local museums. I don’t approve that people should have to volunteer just to get work experience. I’ve done volunteering in the past, but it never work out. My only reason for doing it now is that I don’t know what else to do to just get a hired. So will see what happens with volunteering.
Why do people say, “I thought I knew you” or ” I can’t believe you support X and Y.” They will continue on to describe you on how they thought you were, but really never took time to know you on a one-to-one level. I’ve had several people who I know from my college years tell me this after reading or me giving them my opinion on a political and current issues going on. In this day of age, is it fair to say, to know someone well you need to know their political views?
It interesting on how people will re-judge your character once they learn about your political view or where you stand on a certain issue. I feel am still the same person I was 10 years ago, just that I didn’t voice my opinion and no one ask about it. People have a different ways of thinking of things. Take a look at Kenya West and how people just hated on him for it. Questioning his character and that he was crazy.
One of the issues where my views differ then my friends is this whole illegal immigration and separating the parents from their children. I don’t agree with separating them, but they did break the law. In any other case where an american citizen broke the law and were being sent to jail, they too would be separated from their children. Right? I sure this applies to any other democratic nation that are governed by laws. If you are a single parent and you broke the law and going to jail, if there no other relatives to care for that child, that child is put into a foster care or a child protective agency. Am not here to debate just want to give an example.
Anyone else been through this with friends? How do you feel about it?
To all the Dads out there, Happy Father Day!
Am not a father, unless you count being a father to two female dogs. Their names are Lilly and Lady Bug. Am just a single guy that at the current time doesn’t see fatherhood in his future anytime soon. It does leave me to wonder what kind of father I would be. Would I been the strict dad, especially when it come to having a daughter(s). The type of the dad that will say no dating until you’re 18 and will ask all the W’s, who, where, When, What, and Why questions when the teenage daughter goes out. Will I be more a down to earth father that has that open communication with his kid. Where they can speak or ask any questions or concerns. They don’t always have to go to mom or a friend to speak about something. Just makes me wonder.
Enthusiasm, energy, I could use some advice, opinions on this subject. So let me first explain the situation. Well let me tell you a little about myself. I would describe myself as clam, down to earth individual. I don’t say much unless am talking about something am interested in. You can just say that am an introvert kind of a person.
Now I’ve been applying to jobs here and there. I’ve interviewed with this one company four time for different positions. Two of them dealt with customer service and working the phone and the others dealt with content moderation. The last interview the person who set-up the interview told me the company wouldn’t move forward with me because I have ” no energy” plus lack of customer service experience. The customer service I get, but the “no energy” am just not sure what to make about it. Have any of you ever been told or told someone that they displayed “no energy” show lack of enthusiasm?
Am not sure how to process that. Am really not a outspoken individual. I go to these job interviews, yes am nervous, but am also clam. Maybe my voice doesn’t project with high energy. It hard to try to be something that you are not.
I found this one article online that best explain my situation am in a little bit better.
Every now and then I like to browse ted talk videos. It would be cool to do a ted talk, but what would I talk about. What would you talk about? Here are few of some of my favorite ted talks.
Didn’t know ted talk become stand up comedy.
2018, Happy New Year Bloggers and those visiting my blog. It that time to start fresh, set new goals, re-new old ones and leave the bad times behind and focus on the future ahead. You can say 2017 was a crazy time if you’ve been paying attention to the news.
For me, try to always improve on the goals I set the previous year and add something to it to make it a little challenging. I do have bigger goals, but with my current situation, I don’t list them. It would be just easier to focus my energy on those that are within reach.
1.Reading, read 12 books last year so I will make it my goal to read 20. Any suggestions on “must” read books?
2. Health is always important to me and should be for everyone. Last year my goal was just not to gain weight. Well I lost some weight,still don’t see it physically, but been told by one lady at the gym that I’ve lost weight. I will try to stay at my new current weight which is 271 lbs.
3. For 2018 one goal I would like to work on is being more social. Not easy when you are jobless and don’t have a car, but I will try to make an effort.