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Winds of Change

The new year has barely begun and it feels like I’m already ahead of myself.  I’ve found myself looking far beyond the horizon wondering if I’m ready for some change in my social life.

I feel like I’ve been putting distance between me and a few others.  I don’t know what to make of this increasing distance: is it the result of me no longer accepting people because I don’t like them?  Or, is it the result of me realizing that there was never a place for such people to begin with?

I still remember someone I know telling me he believes in making as many friends as possible because it’s his way of making the most of his life.  Admirable?  Sure.  Ridiculous?  Sure.  But why do I find it ridiculous?  Why, because he has a different way of thinking than I do?  Because he is more open while I’m more guarded?

It’s never really been about the quantity for me; I don’t seek more people to follow me or to befriend me.  I don’t have 300 followers on Twitter while others are desperate to feel important by getting spambots to follow them.  It’s crazy, they go all over the place on Twitter begging people to follow back while hoarding more and more followers just to reach an arbitrary milestone, like 1,500, or 2,000, or more.  “OMG I FEEL IMPORTANT!”  Please.

I really don’t know if my patience has already run out with certain people or if I’ve finally realized that these people never should’ve had a place in my life to begin with.  It’s impossible to keep such undesirables out before day 1 (not even SaBROmetrics could do this) but I’d like to think that I’m more cognizant now of what grinds my gears; I’ve gained better awareness and a better understanding of when someone has overstayed his or her welcome.

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SaBROmetrics: Could You Really Determine If You Attract Good or Bad People?

It’s been too long since I’ve thrown words haphazardly into this blog about this strange concept of applying metrics and statistics to real-life situations.

Today, I ask this: is it possible to measure the likelihood that you attract unattractive and undesirable mates and, beyond that, are we pre-destined to attract more or fewer good or bad types of people?

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Being A Grown-Up

I don’t know if anyone aged 18 to 36 still wishes he or she were a child but for me, it would be welcome to be a kid again during a time like this.

This isn’t the first time I’ve written about growing up and getting older.  Advancing into adulthood is a perpetual process until the person dies.  One could take a day off from work (provided you have a job, obviously) but one can’t take a day off from life.

This week has been no exception.  It’s been a whirlwind to say the least.

Getting older happens daily but each day provides its unique challenges.  The biggest challenge, IMO, is stress.

A truly stress-free life does not exist.  The only time you will be free of stress is when you’re dead.  Every day will have its own stressful situations.

Stress is something to get used to as it exists in different forms.  You have work stress (handling all the minutia of your job) and life stress (that same minutia but with family and friends).  These stresses have their own “sub-stresses” that will irritate you, too.  I could certainly imagine using some SaBROmetrics to measure these stress levels and how they affect people.

How you handle your stress will steer you in either the right or wrong direction in life.  So far, I’ve experienced several kinds of stress and through each experience, I’ve learned more about myself and about others.  In all instances, I was a changed person—it built character.

Stress will change you, too, but it’s up to you to set the bar for where you want to go as a person and whether you want to be a more positive person and to be someone of great character.  Ideally you want to be a more positive person.  So if you want to be, remember it’s not about just “getting there” but it’s about seeing that proverbial mile marker, and going past it.

Any time you think you are at your best, there is still room for improvement.

This year is barely three months old but so much has happened and I’ve learned so much.  The year is not over and neither is my life.

I must keep going, and I must keep improving.

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SaBROmetrics: Can You Really Quantify A Friendship? (Part 2)

Last week, I asked if it was possible to quantify friendships (read Part 1 here).  Let’s continue that conversation.

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SaBROmetrics: Can You Really Quantify A Friendship? (Part 1)

It’s been too long since I’ve discussed SaBROmetrics.  So let’s start off Monday by discussing a broad and well-known topic: friendships.

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