For me, its the little things in life that are the most aggravating. And I know they are supposed to be the things that make life worthwhile. I have discovered that I can take the relatively big stuff calmly but seeing an idiot on Dr. Phil ticks me off...

It's the little things.

For me, its the little things in life that are the most aggravating. And I know they are supposed to be the things that make life worthwhile. I have discovered that I can take the relatively big stuff calmly but seeing an idiot on Dr. Phil ticks me off. Like out of proportion anger. I was at the gym looking at a bank of tv’s. I tried not to notice but four of the sets had annoying, no, moronic shows on. I could feel my blood pressure rising. Not a healthy approach. As I drive kids to work I notice people on their cell phones. I see beer ads that insult my intelligence. I see gas prices and derivative movies. I see 15 cars lined up at the drive thru. I am aware that these people doing the things they do are not specifically aimed at me. It could be argued that they are none of my business. I just wish I could become better at picking the timing of my irritation. Or control it entirely, which sometimes seems out of the question. Perhaps a conscious choice to not attempt to put everything I encounter into an intellectual perspective. I read somewhere that western thinkers are excellent at describing their thought processes but not that good at enjoying life. The reverse is supposed to be true for eastern philosophy. Can’t explain it all that precisely, but they do seem pretty well adjusted. The monks I mean. And most of the academics I have met were not. It’s a fine line though. I don’t want to become inured to things I oppose. But if life is to be enjoyed, perhaps picking my battles by refusing to become engaged all the time might be helpful. First I am going to try it by promising myself I will not read any more comments on news sites. The news is usually bad enough.

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