Blogging, Nonsense & Thankfulness

Lately I’ve been looking at the blogging experience from a different perspective other than improving my writing skills through interpreting what’s happening. A group therapy like perspective, as if we are all one family, traveling on the same journey heading to the same destination. Every now and then it’s someone’s turn to speak out his mind and we all have to listen to what he has to say. If he needs some kind of help that is within our capability we do not hesitate to offer him the help he needs.

Sometimes the benefits that come from someone just speaking out his mind are way beyond our expectations. These individual thoughts when translated into words written on a post for us to read can be full of inspiration not just for the writer of these thoughts, but for everyone reading them.

Ever since I grew up, I have been always assuming that everyone around me is good until proven otherwise. In religion or spirituality, it is a sign of mercy to think of the intentions of the people around you as good, and wisdom to assume that God wants nothing but the best for us. As time went by, it turns out that there is a thin line between assuming good from the people around you, and being a complete idiot. It’s nice to assume that the people around you are well intentioned, but not applicable at all times. Some circumstances require the complete opposite. Like being in a rat race for example, while assuming that the people around you are nothing more than rats.

Another thing has been occupying my mind lately is the obsession with perfectionism. Besides from having an OCD, because I believe that we all suffer from OCD with varying forms. But for me whenever I get involved in any activity, I cannot tolerate the fact that it can be done better without doing so. If I am required to record a music track that I have written for example, I am prepared to record it a million times until the outcome is 100% clear of any flaws. While those flaws may not even be recognized by the listeners.

But thinking of this perfectionism issue on a larger scale, like daily decisions that involve arranging priorities, relationship issues, or even choosing your life partner, it can be devastating! So I am trying to overcome this problem by acknowledging that it is part of who we are as human beings to make mistakes, forget, fall into sins, etc., without making a fuss out of everything.

I just finished my first week at my training for the job as a Biomedical Engineer in a large hospital. It’s so far very interesting. I follow my trainer everywhere he goes. We get daily calls and complaints from different departments about machines that are not working properly, and so we head to fix those machines as soon as possible. But his work appears to me somehow very careless. I don’t know if it’s my OCD manifesting itself or is it my conscious that is awake. The guy appears knowledgeable and all, and he fixes the machines, but he doesn’t make sure that the problems doesn’t persist. There’s always a 50% chance the machine will malfunction once again, and I actually witnessed it with my own eyes during this week!

I’m still new and all, and I know it’s too early to jump to conclusions, but nevertheless I’m spending some time learning something new, which is my goal. But if I was the boss of that trainer, I wouldn’t keep him in that position, just saying! I wouldn’t accept the work of someone so careless, or at least I would do something about it other than firing him.

But all in all I am thankful. I am thankful for finding a job, learning something new, having a bunch of amazing fellow bloggers here reading my nonsense. Everyday I get to discover new bloggers who turn out to be more awesome than I expected. My working hours has caused the number of cigarettes I smoke to shrink, which is awesome! So there’s lots of reasons to feel happy, optimistic, hopeful, etc.

There’s this famous quote from the famous American Beauty that I think about often. “Its hard to stay mad, when there’s so much beauty in the world.” – Lester Burnham.

Thank you for reading!



22 thoughts on “Blogging, Nonsense & Thankfulness

  1. I really liked this post. You write thoughts that I too have had. Kind of scary about the guy training you, but I know that you will do an awesome job, it seems like they were lucky to get you! Love the bit about smoking less, way to go! :)

    • I’m so glad we share similar thoughts, and I’m even more glad you liked my post! I’m still in training though, maybe the near future has some answers that would clarify this guy’s work. Maybe I jumped into conclusions so fast. Thanks for your support, I sure hope I could get rid of this smoking curse for good! You’re the man Brad :-)

  2. I get the part about trusting people and not being an idiot. I used to trust too much. I still give people the benefit of the doubt, but these days I’ve learned how to dodge and block, even, sadly, strike when absolutely necessary.

    • I’m glad you can relate to that! It’s sometimes necessary to give people the benefit of the doubt, yes, but not all the time. And yeah, desperate times call for desperate measures. We gotta draw some limits to our assumptions in order to be more realistic and rational. Thank you for your thoughts Olivia :)

  3. I think sometimes that perfectionism can be a curse.
    When you are training in a new position, any position, I think you find out as many ways for not to do something than to actually do it.

    • Its definitely sometimes can be one hell of a curse! I think it has to depend on your beliefs, your way of thinking, enthusiasm, concerning the amount of effort you exert in your job. Maybe I’m still in the very beginning to judge, maybe I would give up caring in the future, who knows?! Thanks for your thoughts :)

  4. Well said (shared this on my FB page). While I do agree that there is a fine line between assuming good intentions and gullibility, and I myself have learned to be wary, I still look for the best in people rather than the worst. I do this just as much for myself as I do for others. I have some acquaintances that always seem to look for the worst right off the bat. The type of people that will receive the wrong drink at a restaurant, and rather than explain the situation and request it be remedied, will immediately go on the attack and demand to speak with the manager. I don’t think I could live in a contented manner if I was always assuming the worst, and feeling a need to always be ready to strike.

    • Thank you sir. Thats what I do most of the time. I try hard to give the people around me their excuse. Its just not applicable at all times. But I agree, receiving the wrong drink is a good example for giving the waiter his excuse, he’s probably got dozens of other customers waiting for drinks and probably made a mistake. And yeah, its definitely not so healthy to constantly assume the worse from the people arround you. Thank you for your thoughts :)

    • Thank you Jennifer! I’m glad some of us can relate. Perfectionism can definitely cause allot of hassle if it was left without at least working on it and controlling it. Thank you for your thoughts :)

  5. Perhaps in some unintentional way, he is not completing his task of ensuring the machines will work later because he is trying to subconsciously secure his position of being need in case it breaks down again? :) I liked this very much. You are right. We do act as a support group for one another. I tend to think of you guys as my backbone when I have become a jellyfish. Which I do occasionally.
    I hope you know that we are all rooting for you. Let me rephrase that so I don’t speak for others. You are amazing and I feel more and more blessed every time I read your words that I get to have a small part in your life and learn about who you are. I know that you can overcome the hurdles set before you and you will find the success you search for in every facet of life. Your thoughts, pondering and the support you show for others will earn you the same regard in return. Thank you for sharing this, and as always, you are in my thoughts. :)

    • You know what? I realized I actually assumed the worse of the guy! I did not give him the excuse of maybe being tired, or having lots of duties to take care of at the same time. But NO! Not as you think, he’s actually looking for some peace of mind, he doesn’t take extra money for fixing extra no. of machines :) I’m so glad you can relate to this “support group” perspective. Yes, we are all here for each other, for the purpose of support, directly or indirectly. Thank you so much Ionia you’re so generous, really. Every single one of us is amazing one way or the other, especially you! Look at the enormous support you give us all, and then you might have a glimpse of your importance here on wordpress. God bless you, and thanks for your lovely words and thoughts :)

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  7. This a great post. I never thought of WP from a group therapy perspective…I like it! Congrats on the smoking less! I hope your training continues to go well and maybe this upcoming week your trainer will be more diligent! Here’s hoping he was just distracted the past week! :-)

    • Thank you dear, I’m so glad you like the idea of it :) I hope I continue to smoke less though! Yeah hopefully, lets just hope he’s not in his normal mode that way.. Thanks allot :)

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