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Pulling the rug…

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Ever hear the expression “Having the rug pulled out from under you”?

I’ve lived that experience more than a few times. And this time, a follow up expression comes to mind.

“Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.”

Why? Because I’ve recently had the rug pulled out from under me… professionally… and worse, the same exact thing, twice in a row, by the same people.

Only this time, my options are far clearer. Read the rest of this entry »

Wish I was Ocean Size…

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I’m loathe to quote song lyrics or anything quite so trite… but this really suits my mood at the moment.

And why is this?

Simple. For the first time in 17 years, the original lineup of Jane’s Addiction has performed together… and even better, they are touring and recording…

But where it goes from being great to being a moment worthy of a post-come down cigarette is this… they are touring with Nine Inch Nails, and recording with Trent Reznor producing in the studio.

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Can We vs Should We?

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One of the recurring themes in western literature is that of the creation rebelling against the creator.

Probably the most famous of these would be Mary Shelleys ‘Frankenstein’, but it is by no means alone… and nor was it the first. And it got me to thinking about where this all started.

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6 months later.

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OK, so technically, it’s not quite six months since I wrote and posted something here… but calling this post “Almost six months later” just didn’t gel for me.

So, why the extended absence? Read the rest of this entry »

Professional hypcorisy.

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One of the most irritating things in this world is hypocrisy.

Most sane people will find discomfort in the blatant conflict that arises between a persons words and actions that work in opposition to those words.

It happens all around us, all the time, in forms both large and small… and nothing embodies hypocrisy more completely than that of politics. And now, as the last stages descend upon the media, we’ll see the pinnacle of that in the last stages of the US presidential elections. Read the rest of this entry »

When the glass is half full…

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It’s interesting watching the behaviours of people.

I work with an eclectic group, to say the least. The branch of the organisation I work for has over 100 people, so as you can imagine, there exists a diverse cross section of society even within our floor.

But regardless of what a persons background, it’s very interesting to see how they tackle a situation… to see the glass half full, half empty, or in my case… it’s half a glass. Read the rest of this entry »

Reality… And the perception of truth.

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A series of events has transpired that leaves me questioning how I view the world and whether or not I see it for what it is… or if I view it through a set of rose coloured coke bottle lenses.

As the saying goes, “Pride goeth before a fall” and over the years I’ve always prided myself on being an objective person. However, objectivity doesn’t always serve ones best interests, especially in matters of the heart. It tends to leave you dispassionate and detached, and this is hardly conducive to an emotional involvement. In point of fact, the common tag that others label a person like that is ‘cold’.

Ironically, I’m objective enough to see how valid that point of view is, even though in my case I disagree with it.

Lately, I’ve been somewhat disconnected and detached from the world. The interesting thing about being in this situation is that it gives you clarity in observing the world around you… a real sense of KNOWING.

Unfortunately it has the side effect of requiring a lot of effort to feign the social niceties when you lack the will, desire or inclination to factor other peoples feelings into your words and actions. And it’s not so much a lack of empathy, you tend to recognize how others feel and stuff… you just lack the motivation and drive to care.

It is, in many ways, worse than truly having no empathy… because eventually your emotions catch up and hit you like a 2×4 to the back of the head.

And so here I find myself, looking at my life and trying to balance objectivity with emotion in a way that minimizes the collateral damage.

If only I could get to minimum safe distance.