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    Default Have an NF moment

    I cordially invite you to have an NF moment with me.

    Recently, I'm been thinking about adjectives used to describe someone's smile. Often times, one hears glittering, shimmering, sparkling, beaming, etc. People also use these adjectives to describe bright objects as well. The brightest object I could think of nearest to me is the Sun. Light from the sun travels at 299,792,458 m/s and takes eight minutes to get to the earth. I find it remarkable to know that everyone is a sun. The light that travels from someone's smile only takes milliseconds for our brain to register its warmth. We are very privileged to be alive.

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    Default I'm unhappy, because your unhappy.

    Class was draining the life out of me. I was growing tired of the repetition, and the students who were more interested in finding new ways to kill themselves then anything else. In such an environment you grow thick skin toward such things. Understatement. I didn't have skin anymore, I was covered in stone. I stopped believing in people, and people weren't giving me much to prove otherwise. This wasn't done because I didn't like them however, this was done out of self preservation. I couldn't handle the disharmony I saw everyday, and I hated that others thrived in this disharmony.

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    There's so much hurt in the world. I have to wake up to it every morning. I feel it, I hurt. And I struggle with every waking moment to figure out what to do about it. Do I try to change it? Does it really make a difference? It seems the only options are to let it consume me until I run around in circles or to surround myself with more positive things and put on a smile in selfish delusion that it's not that bad. What can I do? How do I deal? I'm not perfect. I can't be perfect. I shouldn't be perfect. I am only human after all, but I still try to be the best I can. Somehow, I rarely meet my own expectations. I feel like I'm crazy. I don't understand people. I don't belong. Most people fear death, but I revere it. Life hurts too much. But I'm way to young to be ready to die. There's so much I've yet to do... if only I could figure out what it is and be sure about following that path. Where did my optimism and faith go? It was so strong not too long ago. Now I can't even find the words to console people with. I live in either delusional happiness, empathetic and disillusioned depression or an oblivious dissociation from any feeling at all. What part of me got buried? How do I bring it back? I know it's in there somewhere..and there's got to be a way to bring it back without the fantastical mask. A realistic hope. But how..?
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    I've been here, I've done so many things. The world has been built up, nations rise and fall. But what is the point, what do we ultimately care about? What is the purpose of all our efforts? What will they mean in the future when everything changes? Is everything we do in vain?

    I can only hope that it is not, and that somehow the things we do, the things we experience, have meaning. Because it would be painful to imagine that they didn't. Am I just too afraid of the fact that they don't, and just in need of a delusion to get through life? All I can say is that I hope it's more than a protective perception, but I can't honestly say that I'm positive that it's more than that.

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    Why are all of you so down on yourselves? Why does an "NF moment" have to be all depressed?
    Well, ok, in all fairness Noel was pretty happy, so theres a decent balance.

    I don't feel like having an NF moment right now actually...

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    I'm a pleaser and the fuel of my soul is affirmation. This causes me to be so easily conditioned by those whose approval I seek.

    It is odd how this effects my work life. A homemaker has few deadlines and very little that is done stays done for more than a couple of hours. Wash the clothes and soon the hamper is overflowing. Wash the dishes and the sink is full by the end of the next meal. Vacuum, dust, scrub . . . *sigh*

    Sometimes it is so much for so little. So much easier to lend an ear to a friend, to escape into fiction, to offer the little affections, rewarding in themselves because they are my nature and in the appreciation they garner.

    I'm unfortunately finite in my energies. I simply cannot do all the things I should do and all the things I want to do. I have to prioritize. If only keeping up with the concrete, the never-ending mundane, was not so necessary for my approval of myself.

    I guess it is a good thing. It keeps me striving for balance and reaching. I don't much like it, though.
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    My pants change sizes every couple of days. Some days I need a belt, others, not so much.

    I am so out of my element in this thing aren't I?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SolitaryPenguin View Post
    My pants change sizes every couple of days. Some days I need a belt, others, not so much.

    I am so out of my element in this thing aren't I?
    Your NF moment.....made me LAUGH!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SolitaryPenguin View Post
    My pants change sizes every couple of days. Some days I need a belt, others, not so much.

    I am so out of my element in this thing aren't I?
    That was priceless.

    FYI: My pants do the same thing.

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    A dominant Ni process:

    Starting saying something because I felt compelled to say it out. I have no idea why nor where it might be going... but somehow I knew there's something important there. Then have the idea solidify in my mind as I went along. After I finish I have no idea where it came from other than that it just suddenly popped out in my mind. An image...

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