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19 July 2007

Untelling

One of the most painful things to do is untell something. To humbly go to someone and tell them "I am sorry, I am wrong.... I was presumption, or misinformed (or anything else), what I told you last time wasn't true (or certain, or didn't happen)..."

I am officially untelling. I am not going to Honduras for the workshop. No one from our school is going... I just got an email from the principal saying that it won't work out (????). Don't worry though, I am working on finding out the reason why so I can convince her otherwise. I was bore to travel and teach!!!!


Also, I noticed this morning that is it interesting that most people I know enjoy being strange. Weird is a novelty and originality is style. Anyone knows why that is so...

12 comments:

The Grunt said...

People have told me that I'm strange, weird, whatever, my whole life. I just thought I was being me.

I guess weird is novel because people spend most of their time having to conform to a system, whether by their own free will or not. So, therefore, weird becomes recreational: a break from reality.

Hardly any original things are stylish, but we assume that the things that are in style are original because it is the new thing. By the time an original idea or statement has been appropriated by the masses it has been played out.

Those are my thoughts on the matter.

Everything has a reason why said...

wierd is good- i am wierd you see people don't understand wierd and it makes it even more interesting.

Leal said...

Weird! Haven't hear that word for sometime. I agree with you when you say, "Weird is a novelty and originality is style." I find myself to be weird, ask anyone. People all can't think or be alike, otherwise we wouldn't have creativity.

Leonardo Melendez said...

"...most people I know enjoy being strange."

If you expect us to act normal...

Beth said...

Grunt.... Thanks for your thoughts. I think you are right. People are just tired of always conforming.

EHARW.... I hear you. I think I spent more time feeling misunderstood than I have otherwise. Trying to explain myself to those I think worthy of my thoughts has been a life long quest...

Leal, that is perfectly logical. We can all be the same (and why would we want to if God created us to be unique wonderful individuals anyway).

Leo, I have long stop expecting anything of my friends... especially you :) Keep enjoying it.

Helbaby said...

I spent most of my teen years being weird...right now I wish for some weird...at this moment things are just a bit too predictable...

Hurray for those that make life interesting.

Also yes it takes a lot for someone who knows that they were really wrong to come out and say I'm sorry... It goes unsaid many times...and lots of the time, it would help better a bad situation.

carrie said...

too bad you can't go to honduras afterall. but maybe something better needed to happen instead and if you went there, it never would have happened. or maybe you are born to convince the principal of the benefit of going.

regarding the enjoyment of originality and novelty, i think the reason is that when the Universe was a Singularity it got really bored. in otherwords GOD with nothing else but formlessness got really bored and decided to play a game by fragmenting himself into a bazillion pieces, each one being some sentient creature, including humans.
so. god enjoys being strange.
i guess god (the universe... thou art that) also cannot exist without it's counterbalance or opposite. because of this i would say god enjoys all things, whether good or bad, and possibly he enjoys bad things more because they seem to happen more than good things, do.

this is my belief influenced by my father, a book called the 12th planet, and the teachings of Alan Watts. Also many other books...

carrie said...

"I think I spent more time feeling misunderstood than I have otherwise. Trying to explain myself to those I think worthy of my thoughts has been a life long quest..."

that is exactly how i feel!
maybe we are all in this predicament but only some are conscious of it... the inner loneliness and feeling of alienation which drives us in so many ways.


"for someone who knows that they were really wrong to come out and say I'm sorry... "

some times it can be very difficult and you must go thru the fire and come out the other side before you can even see your own part in whatever has happened. that must happen before you can genuinely be sorry. i guess that is true repentance... to know inside where you went wrong, as far as your part of the problem.

Beth said...

I am so glad to see helbaby back! So excited that it takes the humdrum out of the last real summer holiday of my life. All my sixth form chummies abandoned me and all my plans have been thus far canceled, postpones, or not yet dreamed of.... I have that thrilling feeling that God is going to do something wonderful that will make all of us SHOCKED. Life goes on and I am trying to be creative.

Carrie, I am so glad that you visited my blog! I am goggling Watts, although my search might not be thorough, cause my Internet time is so precious nowadays. I personally think that God is creator and everything was made by his breath and it was initially good but because he made us with a free will we can chose to live good live built around a real relationship with him or we can chose (ignorantly or willingly) to live without him and thus be put at the will of chance. Life is a journey though and it is always good to hear what other have to say. Food for thought is what I thrive on.

magikero said...

i think being bizaare appeals at a certain age.. by the time we hit our twenty's or thirties bizaare turns out to be immature... just a thought.

The Queen said...

In my opinion, weird is something that just happens to some people, without thought. Stylish is always well thought out.

Beth said...

Magikero: I don't think I will ever grow out of being original. Well, I hope not anyway.

Queen: I meant to say that It seem to be in style to be strange. I agree though. Maybe that is way I never seem to be so stylish. I can't think that long on one thing. It was good to hear from you!