Philosophy Is Accounted For

As I’ve mentioned in the past, my personal brand of insanity drove me to answer every question ever. Once I realized that every question ever has too many answers and it would take me at least 107 years, I scaled it back to answering every relevant question ever.

Life Tip: Relevant things are stuff like “how not to die” and “how to avoid dying of cancer”. Freud is all about that, but replace all instances of “die” with “sex”.

The relevant questions are a bit easier to sort through, and my site devoted itself to that purpose:

After you’ve gained awareness of what’s going on in and around you, learn to analyze that information. You’ll obviously reach unanswered questions, and that’s where understanding the hereafter can help.

This awareness should lead to learning what happiness is. It starts by learning how to break free from the initial unhappiness and then involves establishing good lifelong habits. One of the most important habits is to forgive and release from the garbage others dish out.

Of course, being happy is the first step to any success, and it will make you more productive. You’ll start by learning how to set proper goals, but then you’ll want to improve your working environment and adapt your routine daily habits. A vital habit is being organized, and the essence of all good productivity involves finding creative answers to problems. One of the greatest tools of all time is the computer, and it’s worth learning shortcuts, especially for Internet browsing, Google products, Apple products and Microsoft Office. If you’re interested in an even more productive experience, there are an array of websites to help with that and you can always tweak the settings to get what you need done.

Happiness is also key for effective money management and it’s very important to do, and cutting out debt and budgeting are part of what it takes to be a millionaire. Learn to spend money more wisely and cut down on costs, then use that freed-up money toward your goals, which may include finding ways to make some extra money. It’s wise to also consider the big money decisions, which include going to college, becoming unemployed, managing your car, getting married, having a baby, buying a housecelebrating holidays, going on vacations and family deaths. Life becomes much easier if you plan ahead, which is the point of investing and insurance, and you will want to teach your kids about money management as well. If you do well, you will be able to retire someday and leave an inheritance.

Of course, money is worthless without staying healthy, and that is most effectively accomplished through sleeping well and keeping your memory sharp. Unfortunately, getting sick and hurt is inevitable, but there are ways to make it easier. In the long-term, you will want to know how to prepare food so that you can more effectively manage your weight to a healthy level.

Becoming personally successful is not as complicated as books say it is, and you can start on it today! It will require changing many parts of your life to get to it, and you will want to give up many times on the way, but you can attain it if you learn how to persevere.

Of course, success alone is depressing, and you’re going to want to share it with others. Learn how to respect others, then start into conversations with strangers. You’ll have to learn all the unspoken rules of society, but you can overcome most of them through being tactful and learning how to be charming. If you succeed enough, you will make friends in doing this. On the way, you’ll encounter liars, conflicts and may even have to worry about legal issues with others. However, by learning to write well, overcome the fear of public speaking and how to teach others, you will affect the masses.

The business world can be scary, but it’s a vital part of society. Accounting is its basis, and it helps to understand the terminology. Marketing is the most familiar part, but most people aren’t aware of how it works, which is why Multi-Level Marketing is so prevalent. All new ideas go through an innovation adoption cycle, and the only way to make a profit on them is through protecting your intellectual properties. Changing jobs working under someone else is challenging, but if you prepare for it and set proper goals, you will be able to craft an image and find leads that can lead to an interview. Successful interviewing will allow you to get a new job, and hopefully you’ll find more opportunities at it than your old one. Alternately, you can go into business for yourself by taking an idea, making a business plan and carrying it out.

All success is personal leadership, but a leader is more than simply a successful person. A person will first learn professional discipline, then will learn to work well with others. Eventually, they will be given the responsibility of making a team and managing it. If they can learn to lead leaders, then they will eventually run organizations.

Of course, all of this doesn’t matter if your personal life is lacking. This is most easily resolved if you maintain a clean home and improve and decorate your house into a home. Though moving can be stressful, there are ways to alleviate that pain as well. If you have a decent home, you can focus more readily on romantic relationships. Finding the right person can lead to marriage, which then often leads to having children. Being a parent is its own art, but it is a temporary one.

Life is dull without having fun, though! Unfortunately, some people don’t even know what fun really is. If you’re bored on the Internet, you have plenty of choices to choose from, and throwing a party is one of the most fun things you can do. By yourself, you can still find some amazing artists that constantly break the rules to make things interesting. If you want more involvement, get a pet or volunteer somewhere. If you need an escape, you can go on a vacation, or you can simply learn how to predict the weather more easily. Eating and drinking itself can be improved, and there are better ways to enjoy alcohol, coffee and tea. Developing a sense of humor is necessary to have fun, and that can be compensated for by learning jokes.

(breath)

Of course, surviving is important as well, and it helps to understand basic first aid and be prepared for a disaster. You never know when the government will overstep its boundaries, society collapses in on itself or how long it will last.

Life Tip: Collating and categorizing everything ever takes a lot of work. Be sure to set aside a few afternoons for it.

This all has manifested into a nice mission statement for myself and I was able to update what the site even is, now that it’s a past-tense project.

It’s taken a whole day to decompress, since this project has been in limbo for 3.29 years. Once any project goes that long, it’s a bit like sending your son off to college or rehab or whatever.

Success Tip: Rehab is for quitters, and Tony Robbins says to never give up, so Tony Robbins says I shouldn’t give up huffing bleach.

There’s a little reality of life I’d like to share with y’allseses. That reality is about expectations.

Let’s say you grew up in a home where everyone yelled at things and people that annoyed them. Dad yelled at the car, mom yelled at the baby, sister yelled at mom, Aunt Gertrude and Uncle Mort yelled at each other with Italian body language, Grandpa Omar yelled at the TV and nobody in particular and Grandma Hilda was mute so she used really big gloves.

From this, you would conclude that you should yell to get what you want. Unfortunately, most girls don’t take kindly to yelling and most boys will get tired of it. Eventually when your puberty hits you’ll discover that yelling gets you sent to the juvenile hall, prison or the principal’s office, sometimes in that order.

Family Tip: DON’T YELL. DON’T EVEN LOOK LIKE YOU’RE YELLING, ESPECIALLY ONLINE. NOBODY LIKES SOMEONE WHO YELLS, AND THEN WHEN THEY REPEAT THE SAME THINGS WHEN THEY YELL IT GETS IRRITATING, SO DON’T DO IT.

Now, if you’re yeller, then you’ll keep losing out on opportunities from friendships or jobs and won’t get to go to the cool people parties. All the rest of your family concluded that people just suck in general and there’s nothing to do about it, but your youthful naiveté drove you to believe a different answer. That answer was that maybe yelling wasn’t always a good idea.

Life Tip: The most inherently obvious things are the hardest to understand. That’s why they’re so inherently obvious; they trick you into thinking that a moron wouldn’t get it, but then you fall for it when you forget that you’re a moron.

So now you’ve decided to stop yelling. This creates a profound conundrum. Apparently people are still nice to you, but they still give some degree of reservation. What you don’t know yet is that they are rejecting you from your bad breath, poor hygiene, unibrow, mange and how you won’t shut up about your gout.

Friends Tip: If someone like that interests you, just look to your nearest unemployment office. If you can get past the smell, most of them are pretty good at things that humans typically do.

Though others’ eardrums aren’t being offended, they are being offended upon all other body cavities. You may have a fighting chance to make a friend, but the crowd will still walk around you in public places, though they won’t grimace as hard.

The same goes for life goals when you’re dysfunctional. The formula to succeed is pretty straightforward, but the journey is significantly longer than you think it will be and the payout of success will leave you wondering what you missed. You didn’t miss anything; it was just that uninspiringly not that amazing.

There is hope, though. In discovering your success, you gain self-awareness of the myriad problems you didn’t realize you had! You gain the privileged information that you’re worse than you thought you were!

However, you do need to take joy in the successes you do have. Without it, you fixate on everything wrong and continue on the path of negativity that nowhere very fast.

Life Tip: We all kinda suck, but we all don’t want to admit it, so we’re really just delusional. Except you, you don’t suck of course.

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Black & White Marriage

We are all morons. I don’t mean the “watch me do this thing with fire” kind of moron. I mean the “I know they’ll change if I just believe hard enough” kind. All of us are biased towards a fickle and profoundly rudimentary set of values extrapolated, inverted, invalidated and enforced through a series of social rules.

Life Tip: Don’t tell anyone how dumb they are. Only do it through the anonymity of the Internet, specifically with people you don’t know.

Among other unique developments that bring the pressure, my Froggy Whomps and I have been facing the utter apathy of my mother’s ever-present narcissism. The florid gestures she so eloquently expresses to gain attention can only be matched by the fascinatingly pathetic attempts that the husband she refuses to submit to makes towards thyself and Mrs. thyself.

For the sake of protecting the (seemingly) innocent, I chose not to divulge this bit of information, but my beloved Funky Bunny has given me permission to express the fanciful and utterly insane confrontation that happened literally ten hours after my Dippy Dribbler lost her permanent connection to our ever-growing miniature person.

Family Tip: Babies are wonderful things, which is why they are the natural inspiration for car alarms and garbage disposals. Thank God for pillows and socks!

On the day of our bundle of joy’s departure from his favorite place (and who could blame him?) my mother decided to confront me in a scene that could only be depicted in a movie:

  • Enter GREG, haggard and tired from 15 hours of slight inconvenience, followed by JANET, expectant and hopeful. JANET slinks behind GREG, hoping for a chance to interact, and is finally able to corner him behind the buzzed-in door of the NICU. Away from the risks of interruption or shift in the dynamic, JANET acts.
  • JANET: Can I talk to you for a moment?
  • GREG: (turning, expressionless from sleeplessness and fatigue) Um, sure.
  • JANET: Okay, I just want to ask you…what are the conditions for us to get along?
  • GREG: Well, it’s like I’ve said before, and what Vicky has made with her own family. We need openness and honesty. We don’t respond well to feelings alone, and we need to discuss truth to get along. Theatrics don’t work well with us.
  • JANET: (dramatic pause) Is…caring too much…theatrics? Is loving deeply…theatrics?
  • GREG: (resigned to hopelessness) Um, I really don’t know. All I know is that you’re not being on the level with us, and we can tell. That’s the funny thing about people, we all wear our hearts on our sleeve, and so we can tell when someone else is lying to us.
  • JANET: Well…maybe if you just opened up. (pauses to remember Conflict Statement #346) There’s these walls that you have, these walls, and we can’t get anywhere with them. (Remembers Conflict Statement #741) It’s a two-way road, a two-way road.
  • GREG: I understand that. Would you like for me to be very straightforward with you?
  • JANET: (nods head tearfully)
  • GREG: The truth is, you are pretty much a stranger to us. Vicky and I have no idea who you are or where you’re coming from. We don’t know what you’re thinking or your motives, so walls are guaranteed. If you want to get along with us, you need to be honest.
  • JANET: (scowl that transitions to a look of shock) Strangers!? Well, (References Conflict Statement #512) I’m not going to beg. Not for any man. Because you know what? (dramatic pause) How can you be so heartless? (tears)
  • GREG: (silence)
  • JANET: Okay, that’s fine! If you don’t want to open up, then I’m not going to beg. It’s a two-way road, and if you’re not going to see what I’ve done for you people, and how much I have given, then it doesn’t matter to you. But mark my words…(silence) there is no way that this won’t… Sometimes we behave in a way that…
  • 15 minutes later
  • JANET: That’s it, I’m leaving, I’m leaving! I’m going now…(theatric exit)

Life Tip: If everyone thinks there’s something wrong with you, then either everyone’s wrong or you are. It’s more often everyone else, because they’re all just out to get you.

This shameful moment was brought to you by years of guilt-tripping rendered ineffective against a philosophical values-based system. As much as I’d love to continue touting the benefits of non-consequentialist Christian morality interposed upon a type of hedonistic calculus, you’d be bored and I’d have less subscribers.

Suffice to say, this conflict was a turning point in my own life. For as long as I can remember, my family’s life progressed in the following way:

  1. Everyone’s pretending to be happy, except me
  2. Attention gets drawn to my mother’s wrong behavior
  3. My mother antagonizes my autism to overstimulate me
  4. My overstimulated state drives me to do something beyond my control
  5. My mother directs all focus upon me being a “bad seed”, drawing  upon all instances of the past to clarify how much of a monster I am
  6. Punishment ensues, sometimes, but I’m left with even more inconsistency to fuel the autism’s side effects
  7. Everyone goes back to pretending to be happy, except me

My Honey Blubbers and I were reading through a book called Love & Respect, and the idea is simple and powerful. A good marriage has the man loving his wife and the wife respecting her husband, which is a more modern version of the new swear word “submission“. When the woman isn’t submitting respecting him, he’ll be inspired to not love her, and she’ll be less submissive respectful of him in turn. They call that the Crazy Cycle.

I was raised where the Crazy Cycle was made stable through using me as the Family Problem™, and my decision to not play my role 1.5 months ago upset the natural order of things.

Like all ancient temples of ideology, taking the idol off the stand here made the giant boulder of my mom’s roundabout abuse barrel along, and it appears that I have lost the fedora hat of my dad as a result.

Since our child was born, we have had prison-grade connection with my dad. On top of that, my mother makes it even more awkward because she’s waiting for me to ask her if she wants to hold the baby, which is kinda dumb when you think about it (but don’t tell her).

Dysfunctional Family Tip: Become a mind reader. Everyone expects you to be one, and it helps immensely with knowing exactly what stupid rules you’re breaking that you’re not being informed about.

Unfortunately, the analogy has broken away from my father lately. Unlike a dusty sexy fedora that magically returns to its owner, my dad has enabled this dance for decades. The fact that I no longer see him as a mediation to my conflict with my mom doesn’t help his role-fulfillment either.

Pro Tip: If someone has something to gain in a conflict it’s not mediation; it’s arbitration.

Apparently their marriage has been flying off the rails recently. Ironically, my mom has been threatening divorce to my dad as a control method since the day I was old enough to know what that word meant. In truth, it’s only a control maneuver, since it’s unlikely her capacity to balance a budget or work a job is sufficient at this point for her to live on her own. Well, according to her standards, since my Jumpy Cablers and I have lived in our car three times between the two of us.

Crisis Tip: If you hit the alarm enough times, people just assume it’s defective. Until it’s too late.

The latest chapter of this psychodrama has come in the form of marriage counseling. Invariably, her tactics haven’t changed (she lies) and his tactics haven’t either (he placates) and so they’re in a world of marital hurt from all of this.

The reason this affects my Quirky Yammers and I is because we have a new human. Normally this would be par-for-the-course-oh-well-back-to-the-same-hey-have-you-tried-that-new-Congolese-restaurant-I’m-starving-let’s-go-there deal, but a baby means that there is an added social expectation upon my parents (and her parents, but they suck worse than mine) to step up to the plate and be at least token levels of supportive.

Apparently, however, the Scarlet Letter has been cast upon me once again, and the number of people affected by it has been multiplied by 2 (or 1.1, depending on how you’re counting). The therapist told my parents to disconnect from talking to us, and it was implied to be until the end of the therapy session. As it stands, however, based on what we know the sessions are over and the embargo is still in place.

Now, I’m not the type to take things lying down outside of sleep and death, and so my Wifer Bloops and I came to the agreement that we are not to talk to them until September 1st. However, upon even further consideration, it’s extremely clear that my parents desire to sabotage whatever hopes they have of redeeming the shattered remains of their connection to their only grandchild. Their apparently horrible son has wrought upon this world evils far greater than we must speak of.

Writer’s Tip: Alluding to things but not saying them is a nice trick to build suspense, but it can be a letdown if it finally is revealed without enough pizazz. It’s why Voldemort is still cool while The Great Time War depressed me.

In the meantime, my Grabby Twitters and I have ideas cooking, and here are a few:

  • After all of my own work experience in business and my wife’s ability to create things that blow your mind away stupid much, we are going to go into business for ourselves. How and what are still getting sorted out.
  • To free myself up for the obligation, I am working overtime on finishing the Philosopher Accountant and being done with it for good. More details when I finish it.
  • God may be directing us to create an orphanage. Where and how are still up in the air, but more details coming.
  • We have other thoughts about things, but we won’t know until the things happen more clearly. More details coming.

General Tip: When doing things, make sure you do stuff that is good for it, such as getting things for it and having stuff moved forward with doing it.

Forgotten Purposes

Theologically, people weren’t meant to suffer. However, we obviously do (you can argue with me about that in the comments if you want, but I’m going to power forward with this idea anyway). The challenges of suffering we face come more often from when the pain doesn’t translate to some clear-cut benefit (think of a self-circumcision kit vs having the same thing happen in a rare and unfortunate unicycle accident). Ironically, the pain lessens as we hit certain thresholds:

  1. MPIAI delusion – My Pain Is An Illusion
    • MPIAI folks tend to also hang with hardcore MLMers, prosperity doctrine people, espouse variations of that Law of Attraction crap and tend to have a tenuous grip on reality. They’ve obviously suffered, but their thoughts are magic jellybeans that make the pain magically disappear (AUTHOR’S NOTE: add sarcasm to this somehow). If you value your grasp of how the world works, avoid making MPIAIs BFFs.
  2. MLS limit – My Life Sucks
    • Unlike the other, more profitable MLS in real estate or the more entertaining MLS in soccer, this is the phase where people complain the most. Like a crying infant, the victim whines and moans about how utterly terrible life is, hoping to be tenaciously pathetic enough to find a cure for the malady. Anyone with a decent level of self-respect doesn’t stay in this phase for long.
  3. TES-IHT capacity – This Ends Soon; It Has To!
    • TES-IHT people are most clearly defined by the fact that they’ve accepted their current reality and at the same time envision a pink bubblegum future filled with candy raindrop sparkle powder rainbow unicorn riding. They are MPIAI folks that have graduated to accepting the “now” reality, but fail to acknowledge the “coming soon” possibilities of reality, so they’re on the right track.
  4. IAUS mode – I Am Undeniably Screwed
    • Anyone in MLS long enough will fall down this rabbit hole. It is a state of incessant cynicism veiled behind the delusion of being “realistic”. While MLS people are fine in public but no fun to go fishing with, IAUS dwellers have mastered the art of sucking any sense of enjoyability out of a room in the hopes of refining a small sliver of personal need fulfillment. Everyone should have one, and only one, of these people in their life. It keeps you open-minded, albeit slightly unhappy.
  5. IFATP mechanism – I Forgot About The Pain
    • This is the next step for IAUS and MLS, and it is marked by a willful carrying on in spite of the present challenges. They have decided to numb themselves to some of the self-prescribed misery and the grayness of their previous attitude has been sanded to a quiet opaque. At this point, the IAUS or MLS cynic has accepted that there is some positive merit in the present and the future isn’t guaranteed to be a bleak apocalyptic wasteland of failed expectations. It’s a humbling of the mind, since they obviously had to accept that their garbage view of the world isn’t the only realistic possibility.
  6. TIH-BH phase – There Is Hope: Blind Hope
    • TIH-BH would be a delusion if it weren’t a matter of having a vision. Anyone that desires to change their current reality has to envision a better one that can replace it, and these folks have amassed enough imagination to expect things that any of the previous stages would scoff at them for. As unrealistic as these expectations and beliefs are, they are the framework for true positivity and genuine optimism, though they will annoy the life out of anyone that came before them.
  7. WWICAA inquiry – What Was I Complaining About Again?
    • WWICAA is another way of asking “was I really that spoiled?” After enough hardship, the troubles start blurring together and the problems become less defined. Not having enough money to pay for lunch isn’t as inconvenient as having your car impounded, which isn’t so bad compared to having one of your livers removed (AUTHOR’S NOTE: count livers later). This will put the person in perspective for the next stage.
  8. IPLAI paradigm – I’m Pretty Lame, Aren’t I?
    • IPLAI people have gotten to a humbling where they realize their worldview is inadequate. Their WWICAA made them see that their past MLS was silly, their old IAUS was self-destructive and that their IFATP was rather short-sighted. This understanding creates a true healing and preparedness for how utterly stupid worse life could get. Ironically, after getting to this stage it rarely gets worse, since this stage is where God had to beat you down to get to in the first place!
  9. TIH-VH – There Is Hope: Visible Hope
    • TIH-VH sees the rest of the duration of the hardship as simply an endurance race, and this is the most healthy place to be. Satan works very hard to keep everyone out of it, and will often find ways to discourage someone back into one of their older stages. TIH-VH is even harder to maintain as a leader or when surrounded by many of the earlier stages.
  10. OIO paradox – Oh, It’s Over
    • Attaining OIO is what everyone wants to get to, but the hardship they endure will outlast their patience for weathering it unchanged. The cycle of hardship forces change, and it’s our decision to stand strong against it.

I shall provide an example from our life to express this process:

My Glooby Woomers was raised in an IAUS home while I was raised in an IFATP one. Though I’ve lived in TIH-BH for a while, my Bumble Wumbers is currently vacillating between TES-IHT and IAUS, the former usually feeling as if it’s TIH-BH in response to mine.

My mom has been in MPIAI, which makes it hard to talk about anything constructive, especially since MPIAI is TIH-BH minus accepting a few parts of reality. My dad lives in constant WWICAA, but never seems to move out of it into anything constructive. This creates a big mess of everyone scrambling to OIO when they aren’t willing to go through IPLAI.

Now that we have a small human, my Honey Boogers and I have witnessed his constant life to be an IAUS/OIO switch with all motivations filtered through TES-IHT. Needless to say, it triggers my Juju Bunny’s own IAUS, making it hard for her to toughen up for IFATP. This, in turn, drags down me from my TIH-BH sometimes into MLS, which fosters further conflict, aggravating all of it.

In short, the suffering of life is inherent, but it’s our own decisions that define how much we can work through it. We’ll all screw up on the way, but there’s nothing wrong with screwing up if you’re screwing in the right direction (AUTHOR’S NOTE: find something that doesn’t sound like innuendo).

Wet Pants

The hardships of daily life have an unmistakable pincer effect. It always seems that the shortcomings in the budget also seem to come at a time that the family dynamics are having a flare-up, the child has a strange-colored fuzzy lump on his eyeball and the government has declared you Public Enemy #1 again.

Survival Tip: The best way to fight the government is to not fight it, especially when the government consists of more people than you or has more money than you.

As a Christian, it is important to stay dedicated to giving the problems to God, but that’s easier said than done. My new theory is that we sabotage ourselves with a psychological phenomenon called Dynamic Education Restructuring Problems.

DERP is when we know what is true, but also know other things that we know are less true but have a gut feeling that it’s more true. Near the bottom of this page I made, there is a list of things that may kill you. Even though you’re more likely to die from playing football than from a shark attack, DERP moves in to clarify to you that you, in fact, should be more afraid of large fish than large padded men.

On the prior blog post I talked about my options to keep my Hummy Nummyers and mini-us from dying of oral shortage. As the designated dying-preventer of these two, I am responsible to keep them non-dead as much as possible.

It’s clear that it won’t serve us well to have our nation provide for us. As a white male, I am an oppressed majority in the eyes of the state. Though my Honey Foofy Booboo Gumdrop is more favorable from her ethnic miscellaneousness, she was a fool to hook up with a honky like me. No cheese for you!

Government Tip: If you want the government to help you, pretend to be helpless. It’s like being a beggar, but the shame is spread out across any American that pays taxes.

As far as employee status is concerned, I came to realize after Interview Fail #327 that I’m not “employee” material:

  1. I’m too experienced: Once you’ve been on an organic farm, been a custodian, managed retirement plans and done full-charge bookkeeping a manager will choose a naive 16-year-old they can bleed dry for 5 years before they choose you.
  2. I’m not experienced enough: I learned quite a bit about management and leadership from researching for making this page series. I also made this one and this one despite not a whole lot of direct work experience in it. Knowledge is a dangerous thing, and simply knowing and internalizing it will change how you carry yourself. Managers don’t like seeing that discrepancy and will grab someone with a decade of boring samey experience.
  3. I’m unpredictable: This one is from my personality. I’m a neophile with an accounting background, a highly analytical guy built like a lineman and secretly autistic in a way where I’m introverted and behave like an extrovert. A manager sees a hole and wants it filled, and they’d rather hire a family man with no social skills.
  4. I’m not that dumb: My mind is built around data, and at the same time I tend to fire it off quickly. Being clever is a liability if you’re the subordinate of a middle manager, since you might steal their job given enough time. Typical managers hire same or dumber.

With all that said, it would be becoming of me to pursue alternative forms of income, but I have to fight the DERP that tells me that I’m going to turn into the same kind of screwup that my uncle seems to publicly advertise whenever he opens his mouth.

Fun Fact: Every single horrible person that has a more well-adjusted sibling has the likelihood of graduating to Creepy Uncle or Weird Aunt status someday. Keep the dream alive.

In fact, there are a few pants-moistening things that I have about going into business for myself. However, since it’s the surface of the sun right now in Southern California, I may as well get some much-needed cooling:

  • I’ve never done it before: This was also once true about walking, but somehow I did it, and was better for the experience, so I’m being a big baby, and there’s only room for one where we’re living.
  • I could screw up royally: This is the same thing as being unemployed, except that you’re spending money. Of course, it takes money to eat and pay bills, so it’s a bit of a moot point.
  • I have other options: I wish I did, but I really don’t. Obviously I’d pursue an employee-ship, but the interviewing process is rigged against people like me. Interviewing as a general concept makes no sense for finding a hole-digger or sales staff, but that commentary isn’t good to say, so I don’t say it.
  • It’s a lonely road: Entrepreneurship is certainly lonely, but it can’t be any more lonely than my magnum opus of a website that I’ve now devoted about 200 hours to.
  • I’m all alone: That’s a bit of horse puckey. Ever since my birthday free meal where my wife got a seizure salad at church and we shared a meatloaf at a hospital, we have seen everyone in that church come alongside us to support and love us. I’m convinced this is a rule more than an exception, and now that I’ve gotten past being a social retard this trend will likely continue.
  • I don’t have the capital: Any business can start really small, and it doesn’t require a whole boatload of savvy to start making a profit. Of course, making a livable profit is the extra challenge, but that should come in time, right?

I’m still baking the ideas, the wife is still homemaking the home and the baby is still getting larger. Time is ticking, and yet it’s not as bleak as some of the other ish we’ve seen. DERP can’t get in the way as long as we keep our wits about us.

Career Tip: DERP is actually a marketable commodity in all walks of life. Just ask TMZ or the government.