Ok, before I delve into this topic I have to announce a dire emergency. It is quite catastrophic. I'm a Michigan native in the middle of Hoosierville, Indiana with no Faygo!! What's up with that?! Being the fact that it's made in Detroit, Michigan not to mention I'm a HUGE fan of ICP, I gotta have it! Thanks to Martins grocery store, I'm happy now. They'll be seeing a lot of me during my Faygo runs. Ok, now that that's out of my system, back to our regularly scheduled program......and oh yeah, we just moved to Mishawaka during the first few days of the month and so far, I'm loving it. =)
I've had another thought provoking conversation just today. I've never given it much thought before, but apparently my depth doesn't show very often. I guess because life has always seemed so much simpler to me than to some people. Issues seeming black and white to me most of the time....rarely ever gray......but yet, I've always been very open-minded. Everybody agrees with me on that. Then it occurred to me that the only time my depth shows is when it comes to emotions, and sometimes when I think about nature and not taking it for granted. Respecting and appreciating life in general weather it be plant, animal or human life. But what about other aspects? I'm now finding myself questioning how deep I really am and feeling like crap because I seem so simple minded in a lot of areas, but then is that really bad? Shrugging off or not thinking about things at all that don't seem important to me? But now after that conversation, I'm probably going to find myself doing the very thing that has annoyed me when a select few others have done it, although not to such an extent.....to be more analytical. I've never seen the need to before, which I blame a lot of on my upbringing.
To me, it's just a soda can, but to someone else, it's more. What is there to love or to hate about it? I've always been indifferent, but I guess I hate the fact that it's going to end up in a landfill somewhere yet, love the fact that it is well constructed and holds my delicious soda (or "pop" as I've always called it in Michigan). Nice labeling that jumps out at you yet, not very original. What about a tree. Hate the fact that it blocks my view yet, love the fact that it provides shade in the summer, has leaves that change color in the fall, is a home to squirrels and birds but also respect and appreciate the fact that it's a living object.
Or when deciding where to have lunch, one may say, "Well, we could eat at Burger King, but it's a slow period there so the fries will probably be cold and I could ask for fresh ones, but then I would have to wait and the cashier might be pissy about it, and considering they've probably had a rough day I don't want to further antagonize that. We could go to Long John Silvers, but it'll be packed and would be hard to find seating.....we could go through the drive-thru but I don't want to wait in line. But there's always IHOP, but they're more expensive and we'll still have to wait for our order and it'll be noisy because it's rush hour there......." This highly analytical thinking tends to annoy me because I'm not used to it and I've always thought it's unnecessary. If you spend so much time focusing on the small things and letting them bother you, you're not going to enjoy doing anything. You're not going to want to leave the house or to mingle amongst people. You'll drive somewhere that's only a block away because you'll worry if you walk, you may encounter undesirable people or it may rain or any number of other things. Personally, when I plan to go to a restaurant, I don't think much about how busy it might be or the wait times for my order. I don't pay any attention to the lady sitting behind me, talking on her cellphone to someone about her yeast infection. I don't give a shit. She could be talking about me and chances are, I won't notice. I block those things out. If people stare at me, I look back at them briefly then look away and that usually makes them stop. I pity them briefly for having no life, then move on with my own. I don't think anything about having to wait 20 minutes for my order or having to deal with the noise because I'm focused on spending time with whomever I'm there with. Chatting with them and enjoying their company. To me, nothing else matters much. It's just static. Even if the food was bad, it's not the end of the world. As long as everybody is enjoying the experience and I can afford to pick up the check, I'm not worried about a damn thing. I'm thankful for being blissfully ignorant to the meaningless ordure going on around me. Although I have to admit, I usually DO notice the artwork on the walls but even then I don't analyze them to any great extent. But maybe I should be more analytical in other aspects. I'll just find a happy medium with that like I do with everything else.