On To More Important Matters

One thing I really wish could happen in real life is for there to be less discussion on insignificant matters and more discussion on the things that matter.  I’m the kind of person who usually isn’t startled at all when I’m asked a question that is mostly deep in nature.  I’m also not usually bothered by asking, at the right time, certain questions that are deep in nature.  I wonder if it comes down to just wanting less of my time(s) wasted.  That certainly plays a big part in it.  It’s not very realistic, though, to expect this in today’s society.  And I know we must respect each other’s questions, regardless of how little they may seem.  Actually there are instances in which small chatter is kind of interesting to me, and they tend to be those that reveal a little more about the person I’m conversing with.  For example, I might notice a cute or quirky characteristic about that person.  Sometimes light subject matter can definitely brighten up a gloomy mood or atmosphere among people as well.

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Fear Not Too Much

Whenever I’m asked what exactly I’m afraid of, the answer is often a little difficult for me to answer.  I always try to minimize whatever fear I have in the moment, because I know how damaging fear can be to one in the long run.  However, we as humans just have to deal with fear.  It’s a very human quality, and I seriously doubt it can ever be 100 percent, completely and totally eliminated.  In fact, I usually consider it very similar to human pain in that regard.  But when I am faced with something that is truly scary, I will do my best to lessen that fear.  I agree with those who say that the truly courageous are the people who, despite being afraid, face the fear directly in order to try and conquer it.  In other words, I don’t equate courage with having absolutely zero fear.  This is something I consider extremely important.  So when I ponder about the things that frighten me, in order to answer someone’s question, there will always be at least a little bit of comfort.

Somewhat Overwhelmed

Lately I have been dealing with quite a bit of stress.  I always tell myself I must keep myself grounded in the reality of what is truly important to me.  That tends to take away some of the stress.  Also, just the other day I was driving around and noticed a pleasant area filled with fountains, trees, and benches.  I proceeded to take a nice stroll through this area and let the good sensations, sounds of birds, and lovely weather fill my consciousness.  That indeed seemed to take away much of the pressure.  So even though I’m in a bit of a quandary with regard to functions and deadlines I must meet, there is always the benefit of also noticing the more pleasant aspects of certain situations.

Drivers and Road Rage

There are many kinds of people one encounters while out driving on the road.  Most drivers are at least somewhat courteous, and respectful of a lot of the rules that are employed on the streets.  Then there are those who are quite seemingly oblivious to these rules.  One type of person who fits this category is the person who drives so close behind me, I begin to wonder if somehow their car has actually wound up on the top of the back of my car.  When this happens, I’m cognizant of the speed limit at hand, and just continue driving at that speed, unless I choose to switch lanes.  Another type of driver who has the capability of taking one aback is the person who without warning switches to the lane in front of your car.  I understand sometimes there is a logical explanation for why the driver chose to do so, but usually it just seems like the person is sort of being a jerk.  Another driver who can carry the title of road rage is the driver who honks incessantly even when he/she knows there is nothing that can be done about it.  Seriously, is that really necessary?  And then there is the driver who doesn’t even notice the light is red and still speeds on through the intersection.  A bit dangerous and often clueless, but I do understand (somewhat) if it’s the middle of the night and there is no traffic.  All of these drivers certainly can weigh down on the patience of other drivers who actually do the duty of respecting the rules.