Is Failure Really So Bad?

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Emotional level: 7 Mental level: 6 TODAY I LEARNED: Vampire bats are the only mammals in the world that live entirely on blood.   I think that we can all relate very well to a single word. Failure. It terrifies us because to fail at something means you didn’t get it quite right. You’ve messed…

Uncertainty

Emotional level: 6 Mental level: 7 TODAY I LEARNED: The slinky was created by accident. You know what's frustrating as hell? When things are going completely right, and then suddenly, they're all to crap. I'm not fond of uncertainty when it comes to life plans, but then again, who is? Lately I've been working to…

We All Make Mistakes

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Emotional level: 7 Mental level: 7 TODAY I LEARNED: An apple can last up to 10 months.   Welp…I missed a couple days, but that’s okay. We can always start over. That’s one of the beauties of being human. I feel as though it was for the best, though. Consistency is key but sometimes you…

A New Start

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Emotional level: 5 Mental level: 7 TODAY I LEARNED: Oscar the Grouch used to be orange. It's amazing, the things that frighten us. Our fears can turn us into something we never thought we would become. They prance around the edges of our thoughts until they see an opportunity to dive in. But why do…

Truth Has Two Sides

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Emotional level: 6 Mental level: 6 TODAY I LEARNED: Grapes are fatally toxic to cats and dogs.   As the saying goes, there are two sides to every story. Two truths which are told from differing perspectives. So who is right? Which perspective is absolute or are they both wrong? It’s not that we want…

Upcoming Events

Emotional level: 6 Mental level: 7 TODAY I LEARNED: A teaspoon of a neutron star would weigh 6 billion tons! Holy shit!   Today I had to deal with a very…VERY rude lady. For some reason it reminded me that I had a plan at one point and it’s about time I followed through with…

Entitled Crap

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Emotional level: 6 Mental level: 8 TODAY I LEARNED: The first Native Americans to help the Pilgrims, named Samoset and Tisquantum ("Squanto"), could both speak English before having met the settlers.   Why do people fee like they have to be so entitled? It’s one thing to offer services, but it’s another when someone takes…

Too Much Work and a Little Nature

Emotional level: 7 Mental level: 8 TODAY I LEARNED: You have a 1 in 200 chance of being related to Genghis Khan, (the Khagan of the Mongol Empire).   I overloaded yesterday. I tried putting too much work into something on very little sleep. All of the stress resulted in a panic attack of sorts…

Adventure Awaits

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Emotional level: 7 Mental level: 7 TODAY I LEARNED: You are less likely to experience a nightmare when sharing your bed with someone you trust.   Well, I know I said that I would be writing about the trip to Chattanooga, but something else grabbed my attention in the midst of my planning. A few…

Fear of Death…And Other News

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Emotional level: 8 Mental level: 8 TODAY I LEARNED: After the Disney movie “Princess and the Frog” came out, more than 50 children were hospitalized with salmonella from kissing frogs.   Is January really almost over? No, it can’t be! Time really does fly. These months have a way of zooming by without our notice…