This Morning’s Pep Talk, Falling Short

Staring at disappointment in the mirror,
I asked that I be directed by others,
to help others, no self-pity, no selfishness,
but the beautiful lady was a fucking idiot.
So I hated my selfish, judgmental ways
so early in to the new day.

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  1. #1 by Carl D'Agostino on October 20, 2011 - 10:45 pm

    Being moderately judgmental these days is probably an attribute. We make assessments of people, places and things all the time. Most important is that we be vigilant to exercise “good judgment”(which is a differernt concept) having learned from past mistakes.

    • #2 by Carl on October 23, 2011 - 9:03 pm

      It’s important to be judgmental of our own actions, but i don’t get anywhere with judging others…There is a point that if you aren’t you lose your sense of right and wrong or decent and indecent.

  2. #3 by hudsonhowl on October 21, 2011 - 6:11 am

    A romantic notion?

    • #4 by Carl on October 23, 2011 - 9:04 pm

      Interesting. You might be right.

  3. #5 by scribbla on October 21, 2011 - 3:41 pm

    That made me chuckle. How about you?

    • #6 by Carl on October 23, 2011 - 9:04 pm

      Yes – I laugh at myself all day long!

  4. #7 by Find an Outlet on October 22, 2011 - 1:20 am

    If we weren’t judgmental we would leave our doors open and cars unlocked. We would not be wary of scowling faces and strangers invading our personal space. All this acceptance is naive. It’s OK to be judgmental, without it we are masochists. I’m pleasant to everyone I encounter, but that doesn’t mean I’m not judgmental. I need to stay alive at the moment.

    I’m not sure what you mean by the beautiful lady was an idiot, does that make you judgmental? No, just observant.

    • #8 by Carl on October 23, 2011 - 9:07 pm

      Yes, the picture was too short. It’s nice when I’m not able to let others guide whether I am suffering disappointment. As I told Carl, without judgment, we might not be aware of decent and indecent, but I like it when my energy isn’t pointed that way…

      • #9 by Find an Outlet on October 23, 2011 - 9:25 pm

        We would all like that, but it is the difference between humans and androids. Without pain, anger, disappointment, and yes even hatred—there would be no art. No beautiful poetry from Stillfugue.

        There are many worse things to hate ourselves for.

        • #10 by Carl on October 23, 2011 - 9:38 pm

          You have a beautiful balance in that perspective, and I like that!

  5. #11 by Evelyn on October 22, 2011 - 8:42 pm

    so ready to believe and so quickly proven otherwise.

    • #12 by Carl on October 23, 2011 - 9:07 pm

      Every day!

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