Wednesday, October 12, 2011

"loose" vs. "lose"

Random thought for the day:

Why do we pronounce "lose" like we do when we pronounce "choose" like we do... this is really bothering me. Heh. I feel like we should also have "meese" the plural of "moose" and "shoop" the singular of "sheep"....

then again, i'm a rebel.

okay, i need to go study for my 2.001 (mechE) exam tomorrow and I just finished my 8.02 exam. partial credit is my best friend. haha...i was totally rocking out to my music and jamming on the air drums before the exam and my friends and TA were like "you're crazy".... hah, tell me something I don't know!

But seriously, it's my thing now, i don't just "walk" somewhere, I bob and dance and skip... I figure, i like to do so when I'm listening to music *anyway* might as well do so and then give others the liberty to be themselves! This quote has really been jiving with me lately:

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

I'm tired of feeling inadequate, ergo, I'm going to stop. I'm going to think that I have something to offer, even if, it's just a smile and a crazy girl dancing down the hallway. Something good is bound to come from that, right? :)

Ta ta the loves of my life! <3

-jnd

4 comments:

  1. Along that note...

    http://mrbadak.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/mindset.jpg

    (Note : no idea if it's true about elephants, it wouldn't surprise me if it's not. On the other hand, circus elephants are brutalized pretty heavily in order to get them to be compliant and obedient, so it might very well be -- threat of violence and pain if they attempt escape enough to get them to stop. If I recall correctly, the elephants that walk down Mass Ave are never restrained, they are just holding the tail of the one in front.)

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  2. Speak for yourself. I am quite happy to wallow in my brilliance, beauty, genius, etc.....

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  3. Bahahah... bro. you actually posted that?! I didn't think you'd feel comfortable being as cocky as say, Steven Orians! (haven't thought of that kid since, well, his 35lbs cat died) or what's his face, Zoolander. :P

    At links, did you make your name that, by choice? or did it link to my gmail account somehow?! Also, great link! (not surprised there was one included in your first/only comment on my blog thus far... :P) i'd not read that before. thought provoking indeed.

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  4. See? It already had an effect! Bro is letting his light shine! Love you both!

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