dthomash

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    • Broke 50%

      7 years ago

      dthomash

      I'm already at 52% in the first one. Having a blast. I feel like the other two are going to take much longer though.

    • YES!!!!!!!!!!!!

      7 years ago

      dthomash

      I found my old PS and PS2 games, now I can do the 100% playthrough in the first three Spyro games that I've been wanting to do for the last few weeks.

    • Weird or Cool Dream Still not Quite Sure

      7 years ago

      dthomash

      So I fell asleep to the podcast like I do many a night that I listen to the podcast, however, this time was different, it was the first time I had a dream about RT. I was at a con, Gus and Gavin were there and I was chillin' with them watching something, but the best part was that I had a sweet-ass sexy mustache. Now as I rolled out of bed this morning, and stumbled to the bathroom, I had the depressing realization that there was no sexy mustache, which put a bad spin on my whole day.

    • For Those Who Give a Shit: Forgiveness

      7 years ago

      dthomash

      "Forgiveness, is more than saying sorry." Although this is said in a comedic way in Just Friends, its truth can not be more evident; forgiveness is so much more then saying sorry and burying the hatchet, it is a deep emotional experience.

      Forgiveness is completely being at an emotional peace with someone who caused you pain (emotional or physical) given a certain incident. To truly forgive someone you have to love them. Not LIKE them, LOVE them. I would really like to make that distinction. I feel that love is as I described in my previous journal; like is on the material level while love exists in the spiritual domain.

      To give someone forgiveness, there must first be an act committed against you, directly or indirectly. Second, you must love them and be able to except his/her faults,and in some cases understand that you do not (and possibly will never) understand the person or why he/she committed the act of aggression. In addition, it is critical to remember that he/she had a reason, however abstract or irrational it appears to you, they had a reason, seeded in his/her past, to do what they did. You did not experience his/her life, you cannot judge them too harshly for what they did because sometimes you do not know what you would do in a given situation unless you were in it.

      Thirdly, you must express your forgiveness to the person. This is a critical step, because now it is no longer theory, it is fact. You forgave them, what he/she does after that is on them, but to true forgiveness does not require his/her acceptance, just your admission is enough. Fourth is the redemption, not of the forgiven, but of the forgiver. The forgiver experiences a weight being lifted off of his/her shoulders. The forgiver transforms as the grudge they held dissipates. The forgiver learns that anger and hate are not the only options in a feud.

      While I laid it out in steps, forgiveness is more fluid; it may be halted by grief, or accelerated because of good relations. In either case, the process I laid out becomes obscure, however, the end result is the same, the forgiver has a contentment about them, almost a happiness or joy.

      In contrast to forgiveness there is also justice, punishing someone for hurting another. So, while forgiveness is essential in moving forward and growing emotionally, you must not choose the extreme of either forgiveness or justice for both do unneeded harm. So it is up to each person in his/her individual case to find the happy medium between forgiveness and justice. This is your mission, good luck.

    • For Those Who Give a Shit: Love & Hate

      7 years ago

      dthomash

      I have always seen love and hate to be polar opposites, much like everyone else in the world. I feel that love and hate are said two often; these two words are very exclusive for me, as I same them to very few things/people/events. I feel that this is because of the effort that must be put into both.

      Love is quite obviously full of effort; my definition of love being accepting someone despite their faults and mistakes. While this sounds simple, it is actually quite difficult to do through and through. For example, understanding that on a fundamental level someone has a certain attribute that annoys you, like being a smartass...all of the time, even at inappropriate times. However there is also the flip side where the person with the flaw needs to realize that he is annoying, sometimes hurting, those around him/herself, and change for the sake of those he cares about. That is the effort intensive process of love.

      Hate is not as obvious, as it has been diluted by modern connotations. It has basically come to mean "i don't like you," however it means more than that to me. It means that you are putting in the full effort of love, but in the opposite direction. Also like love, it requires both parties participation. It requires one person to completely reject one person's existence, and the other to amplify his annoying/harming attributes to annoy/hurt the one he hates. So in this way love and hate are truly equal and opposite. Taking the example from love, the smartass would try harder to be a smartass, and the forgiver would attack the smartass for there flaw instead.

      In conclusion, love and hate are the most extreme emotions of like and dislike, however they are mutual between the parties experiencing it and take effort from both parties.

    • For Those Who Give a Shit: Continuing

      7 years ago

      dthomash

      Even though I don't have any followers at the moment, I really enjoyed writing my For Those Who Give a Shit journal. So I think I'm going to keep with it; I will release at irregular intervals, so don't expect me to. I will try to keep it philosophical, but I may include current events on occasion.

    • 7 years ago

      dthomash
    • WINNING!

      7 years ago

      dthomash

      I had a math team meet today. Overall my team placed second, and even more exciting, I got third overall for seniors and my calculator team got first! A good day for my teammates as well, we had three out of the top six (there was a tie for fifth) seniors present. There were probably about 10 schools and I would estimate between 40 and 60 seniors.
      http://roosterteeth.com/members/images/image.php?id=3158960

    • For Those Who Give a Shit

      7 years ago

      dthomash

      Okay, so I'm seventeen and have not really experienced much that the world has to offer, however, many people close to me have called me wise beyond my years. To get to the point, today I made a depressing realization, things change. What I mean is that everyone is told from the day that they are born that things will just keep on changing and life will try to run you down, but I now understand on the emotional level what this truly means. My life has been essentially the same since I was born; I have a laptop, we are now 3 generations farther in gaming, I've become more conscientious of the world around me, but my world has stayed basically the same: my mother, my father, my sister, and I all living in our little, relatively happy world. Recently my sister transferred from a local community college to a full scale university and I thought I would be fine, "hey, I'll have the house to myself for 4-5 hours a day now." It has hit me harder than I realized it would. My sister leaving for college made me realize how I'm never going to be able to return to the blissful lifestyle called childhood, there is no turning back, only moving forward. In the words of John Mellencamp, "Oh yeah, life goes on, long after the thrill of living is gone." I realize that I might sound kind of cheesy, but this is just my thoughts. My most depressing realization however, was that this is it, my childhood is gone, and it feels like I opened my eyes for the first time just yesterday.

      I had to look up the lyrics to Jack and Diane to get the quote mentioned above, and I think I'll close with another that I found in my research near the conclusion of the song: "Hold on to sixteen as long as you can, changes come round real soon make us women and men."

    • Trolls

      7 years ago

      dthomash

      Trolls are like viruses, despite not having a life of their own, they want to reproduce and bring others down around them.

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