I screwed up…I screwed up…man, I screwed up.
I hate it when a last minute decision to visit McDonalds leads to a situation where I become ill-prepared at the counter. Normally, when there’s a line in front of me, the waiting gives me enough time to think. But when it’s empty and the cashier yells out “is anyone waiting?” I feel socially obligated to step up to the counter at a severe meal-planning disadvantage.
“Yeah I’ll have a uhm…err…” I stumble derpedly. To end the awkward indecisive mumbling, I just blurt out the name of the first burger I see up on the picture board. By the time my stomach decides that there’s actually another burger that it craves, it’s too late. The order has already been plugged into the magic computer machine and my passive personality prevents me from asking if I can change my order. I have made myself committed to the burger.
I then spend the next few minutes waiting, trying to convince myself that my initial order was the right one.
“Ok, maybe they’ll make an extra special one with extra cheese for that extra calcium sustenance. “
“They’ll make this one the tastiest dish ever”
“I can’t wait for it…it’ll be the best burger IN THE WORLD!!!”
But as the order arrives, I can’t help but stare at it and be filled with deep regret.
“Dammit cheeseburger, I never even wanted you!”
Some people have said that if they knew in the past what they know now, they would’ve done things differently, or not at all. I wonder if I was able to go back and tell my former self how things would turn out, if that would lead to me to change the way I did things. But I don’t think that I would have. I imagine it’d be like if the future me was to go back in time and tell me now to change what I’m doing. My reply would be most likely “screw you asshole! I do what I want!”
We’re compelled to do what we ‘think’ will lead us to be happier, no matter how irrational or illogical those actions may seem later on.
If we erase a mistake we’ve made, we also erase that all important lesson that we learn from it. They’re something we should learn to accept rather than reject. Even though they make us feel like shit, mistakes, in the long-run, make us better people. Unhappy, miserable and ashamed, yeah of course, but better.
Of course there are exceptions to this rule, for example any mistake that causes you to end up in jail. But generally, mistakes and experiences have helped lead you to who you are now, and who you are now is the most current and best version of you yet.
Someone once said that the best advice comes from their iphone whenever they accidentally shake it – there is “nothing to undo”.
A rant about people’s over-dramatic (and often unnecessary) use of ‘FML’ haha And also a big thanks to Happynugens for helping me out by appearing in this video!
Here are 2 guitar covers I did that I really enjoyed playing - Rihanna’s ‘We Found Love’ and John Mayer’s ‘Slow Dancing in a Burning Room’.
Hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I have playing it :)
“It’s my failures to sound like my heroes that’s allowed me to sound like myself”
This is my mellow guitar instrumental cover to Usher’s Climax. Hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I have playing it :)
You should always be wary of warning signs, no matter which situation you are in. These signs can either indicate things are going along pretty smoothly, or heading towards a catastrophic end. But you may be asking “How will I know what signs to look for? HOW!?” Well you’re in luck! Here are some instructional tips on various situations and how to know if something is going well or if it’s going badly.
You know it’s going well if…
Your meal is properly prepared with the right amount of seasoning and is delicately cooked on a perfect fire.
You know it’s going badly if…
Everything BUT your meal is on fire.
I didn’t like the new facebook layout at first, but instead of complaining about it, I thought it’d be better to embrace the change instead. Gotta accept change the best way we can. Wouldn’t want to be left behind now, would we? :)
If my mind exploded, this is what it would look like.