Wednesday, March 15, 2006
This was while doing a survey, rating a close friend of mine on his/her personality.
As I was sifting through the ratings other people have done I noticed that it differed quite considerably from the one I had given.
I even strongly disagreed with some of the traits that were bestowed on him/her.
Then it hit me.
My rating of him/her is based on my personal experience.
I used what I percieved as normal to compare and contrast.
Though he/she might seem like the devil to one person, he/she might very well be a saint to another.
For example, a person who you'd call a pervert would only mean that he/she is more of a pervert than you are, in your own perspective.
The next guy/gal who comes along might view the aforementioned pervert as a totally normal person.
note : The following, in italic, are rantings of a pissed of gamer.
Now that I think about it, this is probably why I get easily irritated by people who brag about having 1337 skillz and end up DYING like a gazillion times doing DUMB things that aren't necessary in the first place.
(solo-ing abnormally humongous monstrosities in a team game and failing, isn't cool nor is it "1337", its just damn dumb)
Cause if you say you're good/pro/gosu/1337 and I happen to be in the same chat room/channel/board, it means that you're saying you're better than I am.
I dont mind if you turn out to be a pro, but if it doesnt turn out that way, then it's just insulting.
With that being said, i'm not one to go bonkers everytime someone says he/she is good, I for one, can tell when a friend is merely joking. In fact I welcome the friendly banter between players, just to spice things up abit. All in the name of good fun of course.
~ vdp2uq-rmrp9l ~
Monday, March 06, 2006
I believe laziness comes from the lack of motivation.
Some might say that its the lack of discipline that makes one lazy.
Though both can be accepted , I believe that it is more accurate to define laziness as
the lack of motivation.
At least in my perspective.
Cause the way I see it, you can't become un-lazy by being disciplined.
Sure the person might convey un-laziness after being disciplined,
but that's just because he/she was cultured/trained/controlled to comply to
a specific character or pattern of behavior.
To me, it is the motivation that breaks this habit.
I believe that a person with the greatest of motivations will supersede a person with the greatest of discipline.
So, if there was a battle to the death between a motivated Ninja and a disciplined Ninja,
the motivated Ninja would win.
Now that I think of it, being a Ninja is all about the discipline, so scratch that last example.
If there was a battle to the death between a motivated glucose molecule and a disciplined glucose molecule, then why would they be fighting in the first place?
Well the point I'm trying to make may be loosely translated with the following quote;
"No one is willing to die for a vision. People will die for a cause."
-Mr. Menardo "Butch" Jimenez, UP Diliman Commencement Speech April 27, 2003
BUT being lazy isn't all that bad.