Thoughts On Stuff! (Part 1) – I Have Lots Of Thoughts On Lots of Stuff – So Better Be Safe and Call It Part 1

As you know I have a YouTube Channel called a “Decade to Freedom”. If you don’t, well now you know. I used to write a lot more here in a blog, but have been taking a pretty intense break since starting up my channel.

But sometimes you just need to return to your first love. And writing is my passion. Always has been.

A lot of stuff is said and done in this world that I consider pretty ridiculous and I don’t reply to very much, not because I don’t have an opinion, but simply because I don’t really find I need to put my thoughts out there to be shamed or disagreed with as seems to be the case with everything these days.

As they say, don’t argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.

I put a video up a few weeks ago about being out of debt, but instead of rejoicing, it’s done in a way as a warning to any of the younger generation of what not to do when it comes to money.

While finally getting out of debt feels really good, it’s also a reminder of how far it took to get there.

But it’s not this that I want to talk about here.

What I want to talk about is the fact that I have been told that it is “the best video on my channel” or the “most sincere looking video on my channel”. While I’m thinking they are not literally meaning the quality since I stand in front of a window with hair a mess and zero editing.

Now a lot of you might say that people would rather a reality feel to a video than something that was meticulously edited, and for that I agree. However, the seriousness of which I speak leads me to believe that maybe the drama of this video is what most likely has hit rather than the actual content. The raw warning of how hard this has all been.

People seem to thrive on depression and sadness and hard luck stories. I can edit something edgy and fun. Make sure the shots are bright and funny and entertaining, yet I have come to the conclusion that a lot of people would rather listen to someone complain with bad hair how they had to get food stamps while they sneeze, spit up, cough, have bad audio and loud noises coming from everywhere, hem and haw and frankly bore me to death while they talk for a solid 13 minutes about the cat having left kitty litter on the floor while taking no time at all to do any kind of fine tuning whether it be to add a cute tune to their vids or even take out the 35 “Hmmms” so that people can actually hear how you get to the point, while their counter read 3500 views.

While I work a regular 8 to 5 job and put hours on editing for the 2 to 3 vids I create each week, the person who works under the table, collecting from the government gets the views and some even get “gofundme” pages (that really make a good amount of money) and thrives while people like me sit there scratching their heads of “what the hell am I doing wrong? All I really want is for people to watch my stuff for free!”

I’m sometimes left feeling like that person who says “I can’t give the stuff away!?” Especially to people I know. What the hell is up with that? While my counter read 50 views?

To say that this leaves me completely confused and irritated would be an understatement. I know I am not the only one who thinks this way and although I understand a hard luck story will always get the views, some of these are not hard luck but more self-causing. People who do not help themselves, some who have actually created their circumstances because of their bad choices. Regardless of this, they seem to get the attention.

Maybe it is because my life is so busy that I can’t waste away my days listening to someone’s day of mindless tasks and talk. I actually want to see the videos I create with some proof of any kind of forethought from others like me, cutting out the platitudes and adding funny bits.

So where are my peeps at? The ones who think like me? Leads me to believe they are off working somewhere with no time to watch anything. That must be it!!

And that would make all the sense in the world to me.

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Life Is Beautiful! If You Let It

I feel as if we have been on the receiving end of crap lately. People are going out of their way to be quite ignorant in their way of handling things.

Now I understand that in my general area, people are upset by the fact that the beautiful summer months started in rains and floods and just continued raining with so-so weather. The lack of Vitamin D and the bright glow of sunshine may have something to do with it.

However, I have noticed more aggressive behavior by people needing to be jerks without really having the full story or the truth. I have noticed more people being ignorant in what they share online without really finding out the reality or even knowing if what they are sharing is actually real at all.

It always gets me how we always need to find conflict in everything, like it is our life’s ambition to do so. There is no problem, so let’s create some.

The truth of the matter is; life is beautiful if you let it. If you simply turn off the crap and avoid ignorant people as much as possible, you can get through most of your day without feeling annoyed, confronted or even angry. For some of us this is a problem when we can’t stay away from such people.

The problem lies having to go out into society and interacting with people who cut you off knowingly uncaring as long as it serves their purpose. My husband calls it the land of people who think the world owes them something. And I have to agree sometimes, when someone cuts the line ignoring the fact that they just did it as if you are non-existent.  I have to admit the mother in me would like to find their parents and tell them what an awful job they did at teaching their kids common courtesy, however, I have seen people my age and older act the same.

The people who glare at you as you smile back. The people who accuse of wrong doing without checking their part or role in it to begin with. Everyone is right while everyone is wrong. If something does not suit you, simply discard it and the entire world is all subject to being victims somehow. We have delete and block buttons because people somehow do not know how to express themselves with politeness and simplicity instead of the verbal diarrhea of whatever comes out of their brains without thinking.

No one wants to lift a hand to work or even have pride in the work they do. Frankly, sometimes it feels real easy in my own work to be super-efficient when others try so little. I don’t feel the bar is raised awfully high for achievement.

I wish people would somehow work to better themselves.

To set goals when no one else does. 

To be nice to each other even when you don’t especially feel like it.

To have something to say other than when it’s something negative.

To smile at people who smile at you.

To really think before sharing false stuff, or accusing people of bad behavior. 

To work things through or at least try when times get hard, and to stop acting the victims especially when they are the cause of it to begin with.

Life gets hard sometimes. It’s not all a soap opera and you need to suck it up and move forward without making it into a drama over a broken nail every single time.

To have pride in your work and try to do a good job.

However, having my YouTube channel, I’ve realized that misery sells a lot better than happiness and making the best of it.

Because instead of striving to make things better, you can feel better about yourself because someone has it harder, and that stuff sells!

I know my rant here does not match my title very much thus far, but I guess I’ve been mulling these thoughts over in the past week an awful lot and have come to these few conclusions.

I always want to work at my best and be proud of my work, regardless of whether it’s my dream job or not.

I will try to smile when I don’t feel like it (still working on this one sometimes).

I will try to see the other side of the story instead of jumping the gun.

I will not share propaganda.

I will continue posting the very best side of our lives on YouTube cause frankly when I think of any generation of mine watching these, I would be mortified to see them watching me whine about my life when we have every opportunity to live a good one.

So leave me a smile, a happy thought, something that made you happy recently and be part of the movement of caring sharing people we can all be.