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"the best deal for Prime Day has to be that the 55-gallon drum of lube is now only $1,361"
amazon  lube  passion  keg  money  pricing  product  from twitter_favs
july 2015 by cluebucket
Turning 30. Handling it poorly. - existentialcrisis adulthood maturity | Ask MetaFilter
"Trying to narrow it down, I just shrug. I'm not talented enough at a single thing to earn a living from it. It takes years to become truly skilled at anything, and I've already lost so much time." whoa boy
ask.metafilter  question  adult  growing_up  maturity  existential  talent  imagination  creativity  unemployment  depression  passion  skill  therapy  advice  2010  2010s  thirty  thirtysomething  aging  thirties  age  goal  action  motivation  life  crisis 
february 2014 by cluebucket
Ask Polly: My Life Is A Beige Pointless Hellscape! - The Awl
"Suddenly you can feel the cold press of the plastic chair on your tenders. That's the physical sensation of realizing you're a joke to the rest of the world." lqtm

"I never understood why my dad ran, swam, ate a mango for lunch, and then had an early cocktail. Now I get it. Mood maintenance is everything for the olds."

"Passion comes from vulnerability. If you want to know how to transcend this provincial life—and there are lots of ways to do it—you absolutely must start by ripping out these old walls that protect you and prevent you from feeling connected to yourself and to other people. You must learn to make yourself vulnerable and open and sensitive again."

"Am I changing the world? Should I have done more by now? Those questions are just needless noise, like the cheap click of that boom box. If I AM a failure, then being a failure fucking rules, because here I am, right now, doing what I love."
theawl  ask_polly  heather_havrilesky  advice  life  boredom  depression  ambition  goal  hope  pessimism  settling  writing  performance  2013  2010s  career  desire  passion  mood  work  joy 
december 2013 by cluebucket
Martyr? I hardly even know yr! - socialanxiety interpersonalrelations confidence | Ask MetaFilter
if I had a mefi account I'd fave:
"My life, my relationships, my career and my family were all improved radically when I began to accept this:
Being right doesn't matter.
Doing the right thing can matter. Standing up for the rights of others can matter.
But being right? having other people know I'm right?
Doesn't fucking matter at all. ever."

also, Snari Furillo's comment.
askmefi  metafilter  right  righteousness  action  martyr  French_Fry  condescending  embarrassment  relationship  behavior  passion  anxiety  advice  Snari_Furillo  mistake  foot-in-mouth  defense  xkcd  conflict  conversation 
november 2012 by cluebucket
How did you find your passion? - career work motivation | Ask MetaFilter
1. I've identified my passion as X. I am now going to define X as fully as possible. For X to be X, it MUST include A and B. C is optional. It can't include D.
2. I've realized that I won't be happy unless I'm doing X for a living.
3. Are there any jobs that will allow me to do X as I've defined it? (Or that will let me gradually work towards a pure version of X?)
4. If not, then I need to either brainstorm other ways I could be happy (compromised X? doing X as a hobby?) or resign myself to unhappiness.
5. If so, then I need to make sure that I can live with non-X aspects of the job. (Wow! I can do full time, paid theatre, but I'd have to work with the dreaded Mr. Y!)
advice  life  metafilter  askmefi  career  work  motivation  passion  how_to  occupation  psychology  truth  self-actualization  theatre  job  happiness  grumblebee  2009  2000s  21st_century  decision  tip 
september 2012 by cluebucket
Letters of Note: Shall we go together & look for her?
"To relate, I must see: Cinema relates with the camera, but I am certain, I feel, that with you near me, I could give life to a human creature who, following hard and bitter experiences, finds peace at last and complete freedom from all selfishness. That being the only true happiness which has ever been conceded to mankind, making life more simple and nearer to creation"
1948  1940s  ingrid_bergman  roberto_rossellini  letter  telegram  lettersofnote  affair  love  film  director  actress  stromboli  synopsis  idea  writing  fan  admiration  italy  fascism  passion  language  enthusiasm  life  quote  20th_century 
august 2012 by cluebucket

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