Posted in Daily Fires

Star dust on a space rock

Were just star dust floating on a space rock
Yet we have feelings and we can think
And we can see and move.

We’re amazing creatures that can do all sorts of things

Just remember that when times are hard, and getting you down.

You are amazing

Posted in Daily Fires

Switch Off

You Have To Know When To Switch Off

We all know what its like to get hooked on something great, Like a series, or a videogame, Maybe a book or research papers, whatever it is yours into.

We all know then what it’s like when we can’t turn them off.

What was once a pleasure becomes a burden.

We need to watch one more episode, do one more mission, turn one more page,

Before we know it its 3 am, we have to be up in a few hours and we’re struggling to switch off the tv and our brains.

We need to have the discipline to switch off before it gets to that stage.

So that we can still enjoy whatever the pleasure and still function as normal humans in the real world too.

Switch off, so you can stay switched on.

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Those who are hardest to love

Those who are hardest to love, need it the most

Socrates

This is true, Those who are socially awkward and struggle with human connections also need connection the most.

Absence of these things trigger responses in our brains that heighten our sensitivity to human signals, but this could lead us to overlook or overthink the signals that other people don’t see.

It may lead us to think that someone is a threat, or that we will be judged so we retreat inwards or become a bit awkward.

Leaving us the thing that we crave the most to repel it.

When you see someone and you think my god they are awkward or hard work, Take the time to wonder why is it because they are weird or don’t want your company‚Ķ

Or is it most likely that they want it badly but where they are right now in their heads is kind of awkward?

Take the time when you speak to people, let them come out of their shells slowly once their brain chemistry has perceived you as not a threat.

And you might realise that these weirdos or hard to love people are the most loveable and awesome.

Posted in Daily Fires

The Gap Method

One of the easiest ways to truly get to know someone is to get in a car with them

How to they behave on the road,

Jade Teta calls it ‘The gap method’ (or something like that)

Do they let other drivers merge or do they close the gap so that they can get a little further ahead

Do they shout and swear at other drivers for holding them up, start tailgating and acting like an utter asshole

There’s a good indicator that these behaviours would show up somewhere else in there life

Imagine if your walking down the street with this person and someone walks in front of them and they get right up behind the Walker and start swearing at them

It’s not acceptable on the street, it’s not acceptable in a car

If someone’s not willing to help another driver and let them merge because it may hold them up by 10 seconds

Then are they going to help another progress at work or help you somewhere in your life at the risk of holding themselves up

Probably not

I used to be the road raging asshole, I always ended up stopped at the same traffic lights.

Help one and another

Posted in Poetry

Wild Child

Why don’t we play anymore,
When did our lives become so grey
Fearing another dreaded Monday

We used to play without a thought for the rest of the day
Stop and splash in a puddle, then make a dash straight to the next puddle

No thoughts of consequences of what the other kids thought of us
We were just happy
Maybe that’s what we ought to go back to doing

We seem to have caught this bug,
That we should not play
As it’s not the adult way
Or maybe it was taught to us
By someone who thought they were better than the rest of us

Now were all sad,
Because someone was mad
Because they were told that playing was bad

But look deep inside,
There’s a child inside that was locked away before its day
And its waiting to be let loose and go wild

Like a ship and its not ment to be docked
It wants to be out on the open sea

Yet the port is not blocked by a lock
There is no key you see the cage is imaginary

So jump in that puddle,
Give that tree a cuddle
Get muddy
That child inside is making you rage
Because you locked away your best buddy

Your snappy,
Your frightened of being judged by some bitch that you don’t even like

But ditch those thoughts
They dont serve you now
You’re tired of being unhappy

So leave the port and get out in the open

You are a wild child
Be happy