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A Rather Good Entry About my Current Puzzlement [Jan. 28th, 2006|08:12 pm]
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I'm finding that with every day that goes by, I'm beginning to feel deeply sorry for people who seem to lack strong feelings regarding everything in their lives.
You know, the people you always assume have a job, but you have no idea what it is until you ask them. And when they answer it's like, "oh, I work as a Veterinary Assistant..." or "I'm a cashier at Old Navy". Just, devoid of emotion. Not one thing to say about it--just bare facts. No enthusiasm.
Or, when you hear someone talking on the phone to their love interest of whatever kind, talking to them in exactly the same way they would to their accountant or dentist or something. No familiarity. No excitement. No fulfillment. Just another obligatory relationship they have because it's there, and everyone else has the same.
Or, when I'm really excited about taking a class and ask other people who've taken it what they thought of it, and they say something like "it was OK". You know, never shedding that whole distant, businesslike attitude toward everything life has to offer.

I can't understand people like this. My college is full of them--people younger than me, even, turning into boring, uninterested grownups way before their time (or anyone's time, for that matter). What happened to them? How can they go through life without showing any feeling about it? Do they even know what they're missing? They have had all these experiences I haven't, and yet I'll never know what they are because they see everything as unworthy of being mentioned. Whereas, I try to mention as much as possible. If I don't, I feel like I'm going to explode with the urge to let someone know about my disappointments, or excitements, or joys. How can they not? How can such people be so different and still be a part of my same species?
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[User Picture]From: thedarkcrystal
2006-01-28 11:50 pm (UTC)
I don't mean any offense by this, but it's really nice to see an entry from you which is passionate and well-written and not about Linda or Ari.
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[User Picture]From: minuetcat
2006-01-29 07:17 am (UTC)
No offense taken! I've been meaning to give this journal more variety for awhile, but time or happenings or whatever else has seemed to have put it on hold. That was kinda bothering me too.
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[User Picture]From: thedarkcrystal
2006-01-29 03:09 pm (UTC)
Hurrah for variety!
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[User Picture]From: pieni
2006-01-29 12:44 pm (UTC)
I've wondered about that sort of things too, and I think that people are built to experience things differently, to have more or less emotions about different things. Say, there are people who'd rather have everything in grey and beige in their apartments, and there are people who want to have neon orange couches. Both find it good by their own terms, neither are wrong by any means.

This could become a huge comment, but I'm not letting that happen. Anyway, emotionality and enthusiasm are definitely gifts, and if used right they can get you far. I can't remember a single person who have been like "*shrugs* Uh, it's OK" about their lives and ended up doing something really really big.
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[User Picture]From: minuetcat
2006-02-08 05:37 pm (UTC)
Good point! So it's not really a bad difference, just a striking difference.
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[User Picture]From: pieni
2006-02-09 12:42 am (UTC)
Yes, exactly!
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[User Picture]From: raven89
2006-01-29 01:12 pm (UTC)
How do you know those people you think of as boring don't think the same thing about you?
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[User Picture]From: minuetcat
2006-02-08 05:37 pm (UTC)
Good question! I really don't, to tell the truth. They could be as puzzled about myself and my interests as I am about them and theirs. Though, in the long run this makes things only more confusing. How can people have such different thoughts about everything?
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[User Picture]From: rewhite
2006-01-30 09:34 am (UTC)
[Mounts soapbox and takes off shoe]

Mundanes! We will crush the you!

[Slams shoe against table]
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[User Picture]From: minuetcat
2006-02-06 03:24 pm (UTC)
OUTTA WITH THE LOT OF 'EM, I SAY!!
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