If there’s one thing I’ve learned in my short existence, it’s that I am not destined to be happy. I gave up on setting goals a long time ago, having realized that I’ll always, always find a way to choke at the finish line. I still work hard, giving 110% to every task I do, even though I know it’s pointless. Hard work means nothing when your rival is much more personable or is on a first-name basis with the boss. The methods I’ve been taught to follow are not the methods that the world runs on.
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I feel so dead inside.
I go to Future Shop. I stand among the shelves. I look them over, one by one. I flip through the multitude of discs, but it always comes back to the same thing.
I just don’t want any DVDs.
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‘Having’ is not so pleasing a thing as ‘wanting.’ It is not logical, but it is often true. – Commander Spock
Here I sit, in my room, surrounded by my vast action figure collection. I often laugh and dream of having my own house someday, and dedicating one room to this collection. It may seem a little haphazard and disorganized, with no connecting themes, but there is a theme to it all. It’s a theme I put in place when I bought my first-ever action figure. It’s the prime directive of my collection, as it were.
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It is not a tragedy. It’s a cleverly disguised opportunity. – Arzon of the Spectral Knights
Whenever God closes a door, he opens a window, my mother is fond of saying. I’ve always found that to be an excessively cheery view of life, but it does have its merits. For example, you might be heading out to the movies one night to see the latest summer blockbuster. By the time you get to the theatre, though, you find the movie is sold out. Naturally, at first, you’ll be all upset and angry, but then, look at the opportunities! There are other good movies playing…many good restaurants are still open…something better may come along. And that’s exactly how the people of Wabamun are looking at their current situation.
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