Rotten to the core

Have you ever eaten an apple that looked perfectly fine on the outside, but to your disgust, was rotten on the inside? You couldn’t have known though, right? Even the apple’s flesh tasted fine – In fact in addition to the red and shiny exterior, the interior was deliciously juicy! In fact, only when you got to the core the apple was rotted and black.

Unfortunately our lives are filled with so many people like these rotten apples. They are so good at making themselves look beautiful on the outside – waxed and buffed to trick you in to biting in to them. They charm you with their perfectly crafted smiles, and know exactly what to say to get you to believe that they are on your side. They continue to be nice to you until you become disposable. Then they will stop making the effort and stick a knife in your back the moment you turn around.

That is just how some people are. They are incapable of being unselfish, and have no regard for others.

If you’ve ever done first year psychology at uni, I’m sure you’ll be familiar with Piaget’s theory of the stages of development. Up until the age of roughly about seven, we are at a “pre-operational” stage. One characteristic of this stage is having an egocentric view of the world. Having an egocentric perspective means you are only able to consider things from your own point of view and you imagine that everyone shares this view, because it is the only one possible. Some people are just stuck at this stage- perhaps because their parents enabled them to avoid decentering.

And that is part of what makes these people rotten at the core.

So how can you avoid said people?

Well unfortunately my friends, there is no way of getting rid of these people from our lives. They are omnipresent and lurk in every corner of your uni life, your work place, and even in your place of worship.

The best, and only, way is to approach people with caution. Don’t bite in to the apple until you’ve cut it in half to check the core.

There’s a difference between being polite, and being open and trusting to someone.

You can smile and exchange pleasantries with whomever you want, but when it comes to trusting someone, don’t base the trust on wide smiles, gleaming teeth, and a great sense of humour.

Buyers beware: Withhold all trust until you’ve spent a good amount of time getting to know someone based on one on one time with them. Because it is outside of large groups these people show their true colours.

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Peak hour traffic.

As I was driving in peak hour traffic today, I realised that life is kind of like driving in peak hour traffic.

When an opportunity comes by it’s kind of like seeing a gap, wide enough, for you to cut in to the fast lane. Hesitate -and you’ll miss it.

Suddenly, you’re stuck in the slow lane. You feel like you’re in a rut because you’re not moving anywhere. Meanwhile, the cars in the other lanes speed past you while you sit in a pool of regret at not having switched lanes.

But like being stuck traffic, it’s not the end of the world. Because at the end of the day, you’ll still get to where you wanted to go. The only difference is, you took longer to get there because you were taking the slow lane.

Because the cosmos/god/whateverdeityyouchoosetobelievein works in mysterious ways, you sometimes even end up getting there faster than the dudes in the other lane- because for some reason their lane slowed down.

So hey, if you missed an amazing opportunity, don’t sweat it. Not only will you get there in the end, but you’ll always have other opportunities, and missing the first one might even turn out to be the best thing that’s happened for you.

 

Thou shalt not judge.

Nothing can explain why people are so judgmental. Maybe we all have a deep seated insecurity that makes us feel the need to put others down in order to make ourselves feel better. Maybe we need a reason to push people out so we can be on the inside. And girls seem to be twice as judgmental, especially when it comes to other girls. Why?

Okay, sometimes people are just complete jackasses, in which case, go ahead, judge them.

But let me just say this:

  1. Don’t judge me because you heard something from someone about me.
    For example, unless countless guys have testified to the fact that I’ve spread my legs for them, or if I’ve personally admitted to the fact that I’m a complete hoe-bag, don’t judge me because someone else has said I am. But seriously, don’t believe everything you hear.

    if a guy says heres some candy go with him  Bad Advice Cat

    You don’t want to be like this silly cat.

  2. Don’t judge me based on my lifestyle choices.
    For example, I CAN EAT ICE CREAM IF I WANT TO. YES, AND STRAIGHT AFTER DINNER. Even if you’re full, I’M NOT.
    Coolest Ho ever?  The one that brings Snickers Ice Cream to your crib! | I Fucking Love Ice-cream
  3. Don’t judge me because someone alleges I did something, without solid evidence. 
    For example, if someone alleges I was the one who set poo on fire at your doorstep, don’t believe them till you’ve done some tests on the feces and you’ve traced it back to me. Or, unless you personally saw me running away from the crime scene.
  4. And don’t judge a book by its cover.
    I bought the entire series of Twilight because they had pretty covers. You know the rest.

funny twilight meme scumbag edward

  1. DO judge me because I’ve been a dickhead to you.
    For example, if you saw me stick my foot out and trip you intentionally.
  2. DO judge me if I’m being DIRECTLY inconsiderate towards you.
    For example, if I nabbed half your hot chips AND ate the last one.
  3. DO judge me when you know the whole story.
    For example, if you’ve got a mate who says I drove in a creepy white van and stalked him for like a year, and he says he’s sure because I’ve been parked across the street for like a year, don’t conclude that I’m a creepy stalker. MAYBE, the whole story is that I actually live across the street from him and I park there because IT’S MY DAMN HOUSE. But if I don’t live across the street, then you may conclude that I’m a creepy stalker.
funny twilight meme pedobear edward

Couldn’t resist having another go at twilight.

4. And DO judge me if I’ve repeatedly offended you directly.
For example, if I continuously ask you how the Jesus thing is going when you’ve told me repeatedly you’re Jewish, then you can go ahead and judge me for being ignorant and stupid.

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