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OfflineSpecialEd
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sleeping dogs
    #2319872 - 02/10/04 12:34 AM (13 years, 5 months ago)

Thought I share a song I wrote about my paralyzing fear and inability to deal with reality.


And I wonder why sleeping dogs lie
Sugar down the truth I've got a sweet tooth
For no realities and I aim to please
I'm just imaginin' doing it again
I think the time is here but what about my fear
What else could I do when I think I'm through

And I wonder why sleeping dogs lie
Sugar down the truth I've got a sweet tooth
For a life to come if my body's numb
And I wonder when I'll be doing it again
I think I have it made but I'm so afraid
What else could I do when I think I'm through

And I wonder why sleeping dogs lie
Sugar down the truth I've got a sweet tooth
I wanted time to cease I wanna rest in peace
I think it is a sin doing it again
My brain is getting bare tell me not to care
What else could I do when i think I'm through


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Re: sleeping dogs [Re: SpecialEd]
    #2319882 - 02/10/04 12:36 AM (13 years, 5 months ago)

I think it's okay not to deal with reality, unless the inability to deal with reality affects your life in a negative way.

I stated else where that my world is small. I like it that way. It's probably not reality, but it's all that I can cope with. I can't handle too much extraneous bullshit. I need a small, ordered world.


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Re: sleeping dogs [Re: Frog]
    #2319890 - 02/10/04 12:39 AM (13 years, 5 months ago)

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unless the inability to deal with reality affects your life in a negative way.





which is usually the case.


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Re: sleeping dogs [Re: SpecialEd]
    #2319900 - 02/10/04 12:42 AM (13 years, 5 months ago)

So, are you going to share the ways in which your inability to deal with reality affects your life in a negative way? Just curious...


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Re: sleeping dogs [Re: Frog]
    #2319966 - 02/10/04 12:57 AM (13 years, 5 months ago)

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So, are you going to share the ways in which your inability to deal with reality affects your life in a negative way? Just curious...




One that immediately comes to mind:

Currently, I am unemployed and my car broke down yesterday. I was trying to fix it, and it ended up catching on fire and ruining the carboreator. I need a job, and I know the reality is that I will not be able to get a job with a scruffy beard and gaping holes in my ear. The very easy solution would be clean up my appearance, but I can't deal with that.

The next option is being homeless and bumming around on my college campus. I would be more willing to do that even though it is the middle of winter.


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Re: sleeping dogs [Re: SpecialEd]
    #2319996 - 02/10/04 01:06 AM (13 years, 5 months ago)

I have found that where there's a will, there's a way. I know that sounds trite. Getting a job is not contingent on you removing your beard and/or gaping holes.

Don't limit yourself by your notions of what society is and what it will accept as part of its work-force.

I'm a different kind of animal when it comes to "attorney". I know, you all probably see me as some kind of conformist because I'm a lawyer, and I probably am.

But I'm a "different" kind of attorney. I run around in my office in shorts and bare feet when I'm not in court, for one thing.

I am poor, but I refuse to get a "real" job in a law firm. I don't want to dress the way they dress, and act the way they act, and play games, etc....

So, I work around the rules and shit. I posted a thread a while back called "flying by the seat of my pants". I find stuff I can do the way I can do it, without having to do it the way everyone else does it.

I'm working on getting shit going so I can make a deceent living, but in the meantime, I'm "poor", compared to most attorneys. But at least I'm happy and I'm alive and surviving.


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Re: sleeping dogs [Re: Frog]
    #2320008 - 02/10/04 01:10 AM (13 years, 5 months ago)

:thumbup:

It's a trade off

Ideals

or

Success, acceptance, popularity, etc.


I cannot find the equilibrium.


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Re: sleeping dogs [Re: SpecialEd]
    #2320055 - 02/10/04 01:26 AM (13 years, 5 months ago)

Why not just pull a DoctorJ and go into "sleeper mode"?
There's nothing wrong with that.


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Re: sleeping dogs [Re: SpecialEd]
    #2320236 - 02/10/04 02:29 AM (13 years, 5 months ago)

Quote:

SpecialEd said:
:thumbup:

It's a trade off

Ideals

or

Success, acceptance, popularity, etc.


I cannot find the equilibrium.




I don't know how old you are, and sometimes age doesn't matter.  But sometimes it's experience, which comes with age, that helps us figure out the balance.


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Re: sleeping dogs [Re: SpecialEd]
    #2324044 - 02/11/04 02:17 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

Out of curiousity, how much effort have you put into getting a job? Do you call them all the time and stop in, like every few days... do you make them really know that you are willing to do anything? Usually a strong desire to work and to do a good job will override anything regarding appearance....

My dad and his friend needed a job when they were younger. They kept going in and expressing a real interest... they even offered to work a day for free in order to get a job. If you put that much effort into TRYING to get the job, they will probably say "Well damn, he REALLY FUCKING wants a job", and will figure that all that energy will be put into the work if they did hire you....

I'll be facing the same dilemna in a few short months. I'll be coming back to the States and will for once be heading out into the world on my own... my job here was handed to me and I live with them, doesn't really count. Anyways, I'll be having long hair and metal shirts... and I have fears regarding going out there and getting a job.. but I'll have to try my fuckin' best, the money HAS to come in and I have to have something to live on while the band thing is put together.... :wink:
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Re: sleeping dogs [Re: fireworks_god]
    #2324238 - 02/11/04 03:05 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

> They kept going in and expressing a real interest...

I worked one summer as a machinist... back when I thought I wanted to be a mechanical engineer... When I went in for an interview, they instead gave me a huge box of nuts and bolts that had been rusting since the early 1900's and said, "Seperate those into piles of like parts."  Pure busy work, I knew it was a test.  The next day when the boss came in, I had all the nuts and bolts seperated out.  He was amazed and I got the job.  He was even more amazed when I showed him how I seperated out the millions of nuts and bolts.  I took a small wooden box they had laying around and drilled a bunch of small holes in the bottom of it.  Filled with nuts and bolts, the smallest of them would pass through the holes when shaken.  Redrill the holes a bit larger, and the next set would pass through.  I was able to sift apart the different sized nuts and bolts within a few hours.... something they expected to keep 'the new guy' busy with for weeks.  :smile:


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Re: sleeping dogs [Re: fireworks_god]
    #2324375 - 02/11/04 03:36 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

You're right, that's about what it takes. I'm going to open up the phone book and start calling electrical companies.


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Re: sleeping dogs [Re: SpecialEd]
    #2324605 - 02/11/04 04:28 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

Good luck, man. And don't be afraid to take shitty jobs either, minimum wage restaurant type jobs... at least you will be working while you continue to find a better job that you would appreciate doing more.

It is going to be something I will have to face as well.. thank God I had my Dad's voice imprinted in my head on the subject, over and over again. I know how to get a job; it is just up to me to do what I have to do, I guess. Still got a few months yet, however. :grin:
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Re: sleeping dogs [Re: fireworks_god]
    #2328741 - 02/13/04 12:40 AM (13 years, 5 months ago)

Hehe. I fixed my car and saved 250 dollars for doing the labor myself. It took me two days to drop the gas tank and replace the fuel pump, but it would have been almost three hundred dollars with parts and labor, and I got it fixed for 35 dollars. It turns out the carborator will be fine after I replace the air filter, and I may even have a job next week building cabinets.


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Re: sleeping dogs [Re: SpecialEd]
    #2329407 - 02/13/04 03:49 AM (13 years, 5 months ago)

:thumbup:
Peace.


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Re: sleeping dogs [Re: fireworks_god]
    #2330818 - 02/13/04 02:28 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

i dont know why people post there poetry
i think its great and fun and i do it to get shit off my chest
but then i read it and say to myself 'this is pretentious bullshit. everyone has problems but who am i to put it into stupid sugary metaphors and long windied symolistic nonsense like this... and thats why i never let anyone read my work
poetry is pretentious and distastefull
except for the good stuff :wink:


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Re: sleeping dogs [Re: PHARMAKOS]
    #2330839 - 02/13/04 02:32 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

I don't know why people can't appreciate poetry.  Maybe it has something to do with the way they spell the word their "there." :lol:

I'm going to go write a poem about my feelings now. :sad:


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