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9/28/09, 10:00 am

Posted by Shelley on Sep 28, 2009 in Uncensored Shelley, songs

I ain’t no psychiatrist, I ain’t no doctor with degree
It don’t take too much high IQ’s to see what you’re doing to me

 
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In the End

Posted by Shelley on Sep 26, 2009 in Uncensored Shelley, songs

let it go,
let it roll right off your shoulder
don’t you know
the hardest part is over
let it in,
let your clarity define you
in the end
we will only just remember how it feels

 
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It really is just a matter of time

Posted by Shelley on Sep 21, 2009 in Uncensored Shelley, songs

Confusion Never Stops

Closing Walls

and

Ticking Clocks

 
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I Can’t Take Credit For This

Posted by Shelley on Sep 14, 2009 in poetry

But I sure can relate to it.  You probably can too!

Here’s a poem I found while I did a search on Narcissus.  You know, that Greek mythology character that we read about in 9th grade English class.  He was a hero who was renowned for his beauty.  According to the Wikipedia, he is exceptionally cruel, in that he disdains those who love him. As divine punishment he falls in love with a reflection in a pool, not realizing it was his own, and perishes there, not being able to leave the beauty of his own reflection.

Hello Narcissus

Your preoccupation with yourself

Your singular obsession

With your self importance

Wearies after a while.

When you were two or a teen,

It was quite charming,

But now your narcissism

Bores the pants off me.

It’s all me, me, me,

I did this, I do that.

This feedback might be

Hard to hear,

Thinking, as you do,

That all it takes for you

To change a light-bulb

Is to hold it, while the world

Revolves around you.

Click here to see the poem on www.about.com

 
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Note to Self

Posted by Shelley on Sep 6, 2009 in Uncensored Shelley

Contempt is an intense feeling or attitude of regarding someone or something as inferior, base, or worthless—it is similar to scorn.

A person holding contempt would not have the urge to openly confront the person with whom they are at odds with, nor would they themselves try to remove the object of contempt; rather, one who holds contempt would have the tendency to hold the view that others should remove the object of contempt, or hold the view that the object of contempt should remove itself. So while one would make their feelings known to others, the person with contempt would not necessarily want to directly deal with the situation at hand. One who is experiencing contempt would exhibit negative affective behaviors that may be labeled as “cold” – this simply meaning that one who is experiencing the emotion of contempt would tend to alienate those responsible.

In the book Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking author Malcolm Gladwell discusses John Gottman‘s theories of how to predict which couples will stay married. Gottman’s theory states that there are four major emotional reactions that are destructive to a marriage: defensiveness, stonewalling, criticism, and contempt. Among these four, Gottman considers contempt the most important of them all.

Source:  Wikipedia

 
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An (Un)Rhetorical Question

Posted by Shelley on Sep 1, 2009 in Uncensored Shelley

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.  -George Bernard Shaw

A RHETORICAL QUESTION for myself and anyone else who reads this:  Are you reasonable or unreasonable?  Are you part of the solution or part of the problem?  Is it really possible for the ENTIRE WORLD and EVERYTHING around a person to revolve around oneself?

My answer is NO (and I realize now I did not ask a rhetorical question if I answered it out loud on this blog).  The entire world, our circumstances and everyone we come into contact with will not revolve around us.   And if one thinks it can, then that person needs to recognize some irrational and selfish behavior and seek some help to resolve some serious issues that need to be addressed.  Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man (or woman).

If you (or me for that matter), are being are unreasonable, progress cannot occur.

And that’s all I have to say about that.

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