Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Inspirational as Fuck


Well, here I am at Perth airport, whiling away 5 hours waiting for my flight home. Wow, Perth airport is only slightly better than Hobart airport. Unless you like 12 hour-old fridge sandwiches and fried shit accompanied with so much grease that you could practice your backstroke across the terminal floor in it.

There are, however, that most rare and   precious of commodities at any airport - POWERPOINTS. 

I'm plugged into one now as I type this on my tiny iPhone keyboard, wishing I'd brought the laptop, cursing my stupidity.
Then I remember that my laptop went to computer heaven a few months back anyway.

So here I am, at Perth airport, typing away with my stylus on a tiny screen, covered in a thin layer of chip grease. I'm making the most of things. Staying positive. These five hours give me time to get some stuff done. 

In the last two weeks I've come in contact with a lot of very positive people. I like positive people; but I don't like the people who are endlessly cheery and energetic. 

You know the types I mean. 

YES I AM HAPPY AND ENERGETIC AND YOU ONLY GET OUT OF LIFE WHAT YOU PUT IN SO I AM ALWAYS SO FUCKING HAPPY SEE MY RICTUS GRIN OF ENDLESS POSITIVITY I AM SO AWESOME!

It may come as no surprise to you that this doesn't work for me. I don't have bottomless supplies of energy, positive or otherwise. I'm not convinced they do either. Are they serious? I don't think anyone can maintain that stuff sincerely all the time. 

My theory of these people is the same for those who are always serene, forgiving and calm; they're lying and one day someone will dig up their basements and discover the ugly truth and all those uplifting memes were just a smoke-screen.

Or maybe I'm just jealous.

Either way, although today I feel positive, I know that won't last and I'm quite happy being the emotional train wreck that I am. I don't have the energy to be anything else.


DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO IS RELENTLESSLY POSITIVE?
DO YOU BELIEVE THEM?
 

16 comments:

  1. Not personally, although I'm finding more and more people on Instagram or Facebook cannot handle even the most boring comments. They attack people and call them rude or nasty when in actual fact, the comment was rather mundane, and THEY'RE the ones being rude and nasty in their ever increasing cause to be positive and erase all "negative, rude, or uncalled for comments" from OTHER people's pages and lives.

    Methinks they need to take a damn good look in the mirror and fuck themselves for being so pissing stupid! Understand that people are entitled to their observations, thoughts and feelings and YOU'RE not entitled to shit all over them for it just because you want to be happy and positive 24/7. The world is not, never has been and never will be a 24/7 positive place and what's the bet neither are these people. They shit all over others for being mean when they're the ones being mean. What fucking hypocrisy.

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  2. My FB feed is filled with them. Some days I just want to crawl away from my screen and slit my wrists as a response to all their inspirational positivity. And then they complain that I'm always so negative. I prefer to see myself as a realist. Life is shit sometimes.

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    1. You're right, D, life is shit sometimes. Having a good whinge about it is essential sometimes!

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  3. I know a couple of people like that & they irritate the crap outta me. I tend to think they are in deep, deep denial - either that or off their meds!! Nobody can be that happy all.the.time!!!

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    1. Exactly. I guess it just shows that they're presenting a face to the world and hiding stuff. Hopefully not bodies, because ewww.

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  4. It drives me crazy. I am generally positive, but there are time I just want to sit down with someone real, have a bitch/whinge and say Fuck a lot. Happily (see what I did there) I do have lots of friends of this ilk and I'm so grateful for them. I have a few on the fringes who are unswervingly "up" constantly and it's exhausting. And fake. I'm sure they're nice people, just not my people. Kx

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  5. I think I am pretty much relentlessly positive, although this glass-half-full approach is sustained by frequent though brief bouts of whingeing, which is purging and cathartic. To use a quaint expression, I play Pollyanna's 'glad game' - it is a sort of mantra for me and it's got me through a lot of adversity. But I'm probably a Pollyanna fraud as I couldn't do it without a regular wallow.

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    1. Hi Lee-Anne. Exactly - a good wallow now and then is crucial! x

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    2. The way I see it, glasses can be half full and half empty.

      If you pour the water to halfway, then it is half full. If you fill it up to the top and then drink/empty half, it is half empty. Geez, why don't people get that shit!

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  6. I usually feel like slapping those always on, shiny, happy, annoyingly positive people. I mean there is positive and there is nauseating. Some folk just don't know the power of a good wallow..

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    1. Hi there and welcome to my blog! Yes, there is certainly a place for wallowing when necessary :-) I love a good wallow myself now and then!

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  7. Yeah I know the ones and they make me gag.

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    1. Thanks Salz. I just don't know how they're possibly sincere! x

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