Monthly Archives: August 2015
What is the origin of your name? This is fun (although I think they only have a few definitions so we all keep getting the same thing!). My name in Egyptian means Little Fighter according to this quiz, which while not most likely accurate, I still like the definition.
Having recently seen Aerosmith in concert, and watching Steven Tyler fly around the stage at 67 years of age, it made his book even that more interesting. He has lived it, that is for sure! Endurance!
The son of a classical pianist straight out of the Bronx of old Archie comics, Steven Tyler was born to be a rock star. Weaned on Cole Porter, Nat King Cole, Mick—and his beloved Janis Joplin—Tyler began tearing up the streets and the stage as a teenager before finally meeting his “mutant twin” and legendary partner Joe Perry. In this addictively readable memoir, told in the playful, poetic voice that is uniquely his own, Tyler unabashedly recounts the meteoric rise, fall, and rise of Aerosmith over the last three decades and riffs on the music that gives it all meaning. Published 2011.
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So I was going to write about this topic a couple of weeks ago, but I kept delaying it.
I didn’t want to come across as negative.
But sometimes things do annoy you. So sometimes you have to vent them.
I thought that I would make a list of all the things that annoy me, vent them here, and feel better about them.
But guess what happened?
I found I didn’t have that much to vent about. And by the time I went to write about the vent, it was gone. I would think about it and realize it was no longer vent worthy. For instance, my issue with always gaining weight right in time for summer to begin is annoying, but really, vent worthy? Life threatening?
So thinking about venting, and realizing I didn’t have much to vent about, made me really happy. Because I think it is a good thing to be able to have anger for a minute but be able to get over it. It is okay to disagree with someone.
I was talking to a friend about that today. I think it is realistic that we disagree about things. We get angry because we care. And as long as we are doing it in a reasonable manner with respect always in mind, then why shouldn’t we have that emotion. We have happiness and sadness. We have guilt and joy. So why not anger.
The one thing I find important about anger though is how quickly we can release it afterwards. I like to think of myself as someone who doesn’t carry grudges. Life is too short for that. I have one or two people in my past that I can not forgive for a wrong doing because it was so hurtful, but even with them, if I was forced to face them and talk it out, I’m sure I could forgive.
I mean, parents have been heard in the courtroom forgiving their child’s killer, so probably safe to say I should be able to forgive for the incidents that happened to me. I just don’t really think about it or care at this point. It doesn’t haunt me or bother me.
But other than that, I really do like to move past. We all need to disagree once in awhile. Disagreement shows you have an opinion. That is a good thing.
Letting go is a good thing though. When you have to decide whether it is your best interest to agree to disagree.
So in the words of John Lennon “Give peace a chance” next time you think about holding a grudge.Share this post!