Tuesday, July 26, 2011

1000 Words A Day, Attitude and...shit, I don't know man. Just read it.

I'm starting a thing. I'm going to (attempt to) write a 1000 words a day. It can be anything. Short story, part of a novel, a blog post, whatever the hell I feel like, it doesn't matter, but I am going to write 1000 words. We will see how it goes. Or I guess I will see, considering I have no readers.

Why'd I pick a thousand? I dunno. It's not too hard, nor too easy. It's a chunk of words, a short story, a chapter of a short story, a section of a chapter of a novel, a sizable blog post, yadda yadda yadda. It's a thousand. If you think it's easy, try it. Do it for longer than a week, and I will personally give you a dollar. See? All you have to do is write 7000 words and you will have made more money than I have with my writing. Haha, self-negativity baby, always cheers me up.

Of course that doesn't make sense. At all. It is nonsensical. Or perhaps hypocritical. Noncritical? Hyposensical? I don't know. What I do know is self-negativity is bad. I'm not even sure if self-negativity is a real term for being negative about yourself, but you know what, I may have google at my fingertips but I don't give a damn. I'm keeping the term here, regardless of it's usage, definition, or latin-origin.

As I was saying, or typing...I guess I am saying these sentences to myself as I type them...Anyways, as I was saying/typing before I went off on a tangent, self-negativity is bad. I've got to say, I've realized Attitude is Everything. Okay, maybe Attitude isn't quite exactly EVERYTHING, but it's close. How you choose to feel or react to a situation will define how you feel.....I'm not really saying it correctly. Let's give an example. Say you just found out that you ripped your favorite shirt. Now that could possibly ruin your entire day, week, month or even your yeeeeaaaaarrrrr. Or you could be pissed about it for about five minutes, not let it affect you longer, and move on.

Now some might argue, hey, I'm not a robot, I can't just choose how to feel about something. But this is silly. We decide how long we're going to be angry about something. We choose whether to say "Oh fuck goddamnit thats my favorite shirt in the whole word what will I wear oh god this day is terrible blah blah blah" or "Well shit, that sucks, I liked that shirt. Oh well, I've got other shirts, the day really isn't terrible, things could be worse..." Now this obviously doesn't work in all situations. There are genuine things that cause emotions for an amount of time, and nobody can stop them. But I just seem to see lots of people that get upset over little shit, and they obsess over it and let it ruin their mood for so long, it just seems ridiculous. Don't make a mountain out of a molehill is a silly over-used statement and yet it's still fucking true.

I guess I think I'm a pretty laid-back guy. I try not to be negative, I try to assume the best of people, and I try not to let little things make me sad or angry or whatever for too long. You know what's the easiest way to do this? Realize there are people very worse off than you are. And don't just say yeah I know that what am I supposed to feel sorry cuz I got lucky and born here and whatever, I mean truly understand there are people without the shit that you have, or that things could be very worse, and when you do think about this, you realize little shit just doesn't matter. At all. So you ripped your shirt, or got snubbed by somebody or whatever, who cares? So you're pissed about something. You still got your fuckin life, don't ya? You still got health, food and water, friends and family that love you and support you, so don't obsess over little things. Don't let small shit ruin more than five minutes of your life. It's not like we got forever on this earth (damn man, 2012 is getting close!) so why spend time pissed off?

Anyways, that's why I say Attitude is Everything. If you can deal with a situation, realize it's not that big a deal, and move on, then you can spend more time being happy.

"Don't worry, be happy"

By the way, I wrote 1168 words today. Booya bitches.


  1. At first I read 'ripped your favorite shirt' as 'ripped your nipple'. Same thing though. Congrats on this, man. I will pay you 50 cents for every post that's 1000 words. *high five*


    Anyways, funny thing, this blog post actually isn't a thousand words. It's 700 something, but I did write a little short fictional piece around 300 and something words yesterday, which will probably be in my next post or so. Thanks for reading.

  3. If you write more comments, though, you'll be able to get to 1000 words much easier.

  4. That's true. Though writing superfluous comments on my own blog seems rather...lame.