I think the most frequently asked question in my life is “What do you do?” and I want answer to this question should sound as “I’m novelist”. Agree because it sounds better than “I’m computing technology engineer”. So, you can say we know that you are not novelist and you have to wait for a long time to become novelist. I say that you are wrong. I should provide proof link? Take it! National novel writing month is a project where you can write your novel within month. The problem is it starts from november but I can’t wait such a long time and I want to be novelist as soon as possible. So, I decided to try write my first novel. I haven’t decided about what I will write but I think it doesn’t matter. The main point is novel should include a lot of lulz. So, if I will write 1666 words per day, in a month amount of words would be 50,000 and it’s enough for novel. I will start writing when I figure out about what I want to write. Let’s see what we get.
Today I want to share two Zen resources which I like to read when I have free time. I’m sure you also like them as content of these resources is unique and helps when you need motivation to do something. First resource is Zen Habits. Zen Habits is blog focused on topics such as productivity and being organized. Author is Leo Babauta. Second resource is Zen Pencils. In Zen Pencils you can read cartoons with inspirational quotes. Author is Gavin Aung Than – a cool cartoonist.
So, hope you enjoy two listed resources.
Finally I’m free from social networks and now it’s time to live in real life. I don’t recommend to do the same thing, it was my personal decision. Now try to explain why social network sucks, note that some facts maybe obvious(Hello Captain) but anyway I lost too much just to understand them. Well, I may say that social network is bad because the most of time you will only like posts, watch videos, read useless information, i.e. waste time. Superficially for wasting time you are guilty as you haven’t got enough willpower to control your time. Now answer to question: “What is the sound of one hand clapping?!” and meditate. 🙂
If you found the answer then you are Buddha, congratulations. But hitting wall or your own head to clap is not true answer. If you got it, we can blame not just ourselves but also one thing, yay! That thing is company which provides service or marketing of company. In marketing plan was declared, company will earn money by selling advertisement on website. To sell ads company needs make you addicted into the social network and it sucks. It’s kinda drinking alcohol, smoking and not chemical but mental addiction. I think would be great if companies try to change the way how they earn money. I’m totally agree to pay for social networking but with the condition that they won’t try make me to spend more time on their website. Just think battle between you and between marketing managers, psychologists, UX designers, usability testers, content managers, You vs team. It’s not fair to play such game, better not to start and not to blame yourself for willpower need.
The second problem is, we have already forgot why we need social networks. Just answer to yourself how many people you meet from social networks? 10? 30? 100? The point is not just adding as friend, rating photos or commenting. The point is to meet in real life and hang out. I don’t like how people use social networks, most of the people expect from you comment, like and share something related to their account and nothing more. What about dancing, eating, drinking, laughing, walking, hanging out and loving? Shortly, this was the second problem.
Now you know my opinion why social network sucks. My offer is to exclude free social networks, give more freedom to people to control their time, help to meet new interesting people and discover new beauty inner worlds which are not seen from monitors. 🙂
I’m home, yay. When you come back to home, everything remains the same but only you changed. This also means that I don’t have to cook, I will eat my Mom’s tasty meals, yummy. Now collecting papers for army. Yeah, you do not seem, I said army! U̶n̶c̶l̶e̶ ̶S̶a̶m̶ Motherland wants me. If I complete paperwork then after 2 weeks I may go to army. In army I will serve about month. The main reason why I want to go to army is t̶o̶ ̶b̶e̶c̶o̶m̶e̶ ̶r̶e̶a̶l̶ ̶m̶a̶n̶ return debt to my country(but couldn’t remember if I borrow something). If seriously I want to rest, the only place where I can rest seems for me is army. Sure, you can also workout, run in the mornings, do crazy things which can’t rejoice you. It’s not wasting time, it’s experience. That’s the things.
It seems to me that I can not miss such an interesting topic and should be something written about it. On the other hand, depression is a taboo in our society, it is impossible to talk about it as people may think badly of you. In medical reference books you can read that depression is an illness, but for some reason, avoid openly talk about it. You must agree if you have a toothache you’re not going to be ashamed of but rather will tell to all in a row even to not familiar people. If depression is a common illness so why hesitate? Is not that funny? It is ridiculous of course, so let’s laugh. Now let’s try to analyze this depression. If you understand me correctly I’m talking about that our, major depression, and not about some sort of manic depressive syndrome.
What happens when you start to get depressed? Of course, you don’t want to do anything, mood falls and feel “bad”. But if you notice I write the word bad in quotation, because I’m not even sure it’s bad or good. You just need to understand that on earth there is no absolute laws and the separation of good and bad is bad. The fact that you evaluate everything in order is bad and depression is good :).
And you thought maybe things are not so bad as you think?
Maybe it’s time you change something in your life, and depression as a signal you want to literally explained to, and you stupidly ignore it?
Maybe you need a vacation?
If you are asked yourself these questions I think you’re starting to doubt that depression is bad. Imagine what it would be if you didn’t feel pain? Is that good or bad? Now someone muttered that it would be great to not feel pain. Yeah, I agree, it would be cooler to see people for no reason began to die in the streets. And the reason is simple, he stepped on a needle in the morning and did not notice it, but oh well, he does not notice the pain, he’s cool. But on the way to work, he just fell asleep forever, it is not clear why and how, somebody call me a pathologist :). It’s funny, isn’t it? Well, I think you get the idea, the point is to stop hanging tags, not only on depression, but also on other things.
If you have your depression will be seen as a call to action in that case you will win. Here the most important to understand the reason because of which you are depressed. This may be unloved job, maybe you want something for a long time, maybe need to forgive someone (often ourselves). Instead of crying try to do what you’ve been putting off for later. If you turned you cool, and if not, then don’t worry this is normal. Before the start of something large-scale try to do:
- Take a shower, preferably cold.
- After a shower, change your clothes carefully.
- Clean the house.
- Throw away the garbage, all the excess out of your room.
Following these simple procedures will be easy in your mind and you should go through your depression. But do not forget one important fact, you do not have to mess around or else everything will start again. I’m not saying that you should always do so. Sometimes it is very hard to understand it but you also keep in mind, if life has no meaning then there is no point in depression twice. Of course, sometimes gettting depressed with a bottle of your favorite beverage in front of a TV would not hurt anyone but only without bigotry. Most importantly do not turn into a emo.
There is the view that when you are depressed you are more rational and more clearly can see the world, but alas, not in your favor. After all, great things started after the great depressions.
Dedicated to the most washed-pessimists – I have good news for you, the happiest thing is that nothing lasts forever, even your depression. Over time, you will become bored getting depressed and you start to feeling “good.”
As I said earlier do not take my words as something absolute, it is just an alternate opinion about depression. Enjoy life until she tired of you.
Get a life!
I decided to create my personal blog to read it when I’m 100 years old and also answer to frequently asked questions which people ask when they meet me. About what I will write? You know I’m too modest to write only about myself and try to write about traveling, food, lifehacks, etc and sure with lulz. Hope you will enjoy reading my blog.