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Selfish [Jan. 12th, 2010|02:50 pm]
Lanette
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If you are tempted to call someone else selfish I urge you to instead go over all of your journal entries and think to yourself, what percentage of these are about only how I feel?

Was thinking about this today as I was going off again about how I feel and realizing that is still my default despite efforts to think about other things more. It's really hard to ignore though, but I'll try.

I understand that journals are for getting out your own feelings, but I get tired of people being so negative about others and not even seeing their own flaws. I don't miss that part of LJ, but I miss the funny stuff so I came by to share this with you!

Now, something about people in glass houses throwing stones. Please note who should throw stones. :)


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[User Picture]From: pollyhyper
2010-01-12 11:20 pm (UTC)
I feel free to be selfish on my journal, so I do not take it out on people in real life. As you said, that's what journals are for. I am, however, well aware of the lack of selflessness on my own part.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2010-01-12 11:25 pm (UTC)
We are all born selfish for a reason. It's for survival. I mean we are born to scream if hungry, thirsty, in pain! It's something we surely all have to some extent.

And our own experience is often the most compelling thing we have to write about. It's often said to write about what you know! It gets tiresome to read about how everyone else is so awful all the time.

I try really hard to sometimes think beyond just what I think or feel. Sometimes with more success than others. Just I've had this topic on my mind and also wanted to share this video because hopefully laughter will ensue. :)
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