Anais Nin: You live like this, sheltered, in a delicate world, and you believe you are living. Then you read a book… or you take a trip… and you discover that you are not living, that you are hibernating. The symptoms of hibernating are easily detectable: first, restlessness. The second symptom (when hibernating becomes dangerous and might degenerate into death): absence of pleasure. That is all. It appears like an innocuous illness. Monotony, boredom, death. Millions live like this (or die like this) without knowing it. They work in offices. They drive a car. They picnic with their families. They raise children. And then some shock treatment takes place, a person, a book, a song, and it awakens them and saves them from death. Some never awaken.


New Year, Fresh Start, Reliving Life

I was listening to FM 98 WJLB  and Charles Pugh, our favorite Detroit news anchor/radio personality, was talking to a few listeners about New Year('s =not grammatically correct and ghetto as hell, according to Charles) Resolutions. Some people said that they did not want to have a resolution simply because they knew they were not going to do it, or their interest in stopping a bad habit of theirs would not be helped by merely saying they would not do it anymore. I was thinking that the people who were too lazy to at least attempt to stop were not only disappointing themselves, but they were fucking up any slight chance of ever changing their lives or turning a new leaf.

There. I said it. 

Not even attempting to try to change simple mindless shit in your life makes you look stupid. I know, I sound harsh. However, every attempt you make at conjuring up an excuse, lies  a greater, more efficient way for the resolution to work. Need an example?

By changing the actual terms you use when deciding on the decision you make, changes the way you act or it may change your results..."My New Year Resolution is to stop smoking"

No!!! Try, "I will stop smoking in the new year in order to change my health, change the life-altering habit I have been subjecting my body to, and to stop abusing myself and others quality of life."  

No, your resolution will not sound like this, eloquent and epic as it may be. 
(***this resolution requires a little help)

Most importantly, choosing things that are just beyond your reach is important. Not only will the resolutions you choose/decisions you make be attainable, they will be justified and will make you feel better about acheiving  and eliminating possible negativity in your life so you can move onto the next goal.

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