Reflection


"By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest." - Confucius

"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect." - Mark Twain

"Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens" - Jimi Hendrix

I am well aware that I come off as someone that is being aloof: independent - in need of no one. And much of this is true. I have few friends. It is very hard to determine if this is by choice or because I am socially challenged. I admit that I view much of what others may value as a dried up tit. Its time to leave the litter and fend for myself. The others can continue to smell around in search of what is just not there!
I suppose that because of this no one will ever seek me out as a long lost friend on Facebook.
People are known to be social animals. Community is good. Friends and family are important. And I am not a loner. But what I find true, as someone who is not a mechanic, I am not a complete idiot either. I work hard at keeping my little Ghia operating properly. Some guys (and girls) are just born with mechanical ability and intuition. I'm not talking about them. But we all have come to detest most mechanics that we know almost as much as we do lawyers and politicians. When they talk to us they do so usually with one hand in our pocket.
There is, all around us, a Machiavellian world that is truly void of everything that it claims to contain. It is like a dance. Some can dance the dance while I sit and study the moves. 1-2-3-4- / 1-2-3-4 / 1-2-3-4........
The truth is, I would rather dance but I have two left feet.

Comments

baroness radon said…
Gongxi facai, new found pengyou, xiao xiongdi!

I am lucky-- I have a fine mechanic, a pilot, a friend who likes my car as much as he likes me. Maybe more.

Our qigong group is still going strong!
Shubhajit said…
One who lives alone in his mind is never be a loner.

I think i understand what does that mean, two left legs. it is good.
Kelly said…
Looove that Twain quote. Most times I think aloofness comes from people prone to being so open that they feel too much, I know about that. Be well friend. You dont need your feet to dance just shake your bod around and let it out--the smile that your spirits trying to share.

Also, enjoy your VD
!
Tao1776 said…
Yo Big Sis!
Shubhajit - "two left legs.....two left feet..It means that while those around me seem to dance to the music, I cannot.
Ah Kel, you maiden! I am somewhere between aloof and equanimity. The more the anger and disappointment I feel, the more aloof I am. The more caring and compassionate I am, the closer I am to equanimity. I always try to feed the equanimity dog.
Sophia said…
On the Myers-Brigg personality test I score 100% introverted. I don't know how I come across to other people. I just know that I prefer to spend weeks cooped up in the house as opposed to socializing. I don't have much in common with most people. A lot of the women my age seem to be still be interested in going to bars, fashion, shoes, purses, gossip, babies, etc., and I just like to sit at home and read and meditate. I'm a loner by choice but sometimes it gets lonely because there aren't many people that I know that have similar interests, and I refuse to conform just for the sake of having a posse.

When I die there will probably only be one or two people at my funeral. So I'm going to request that my family not have a funeral for me. LOL
Tao1776 said…
Sophia...100% introverted? You're gonna explode. Can I call you sister?
Sophia said…
Yeah, you can call me anything you like. :) Just don't call me late for dinner.

(I know... that's an old joke but I'm not witty enough to come up with a new one. LOL) Earlier at dinner my husband and I were discussing the fact that I sometimes miss jokes. I don't know if it's the subtlety of jokes or what, but they go right over me. So I usually just stick to the old favorites.