Gah, I hate being bored. There is nothing worse than looking at a house full of ‘stuff’ and thinking to yourself ‘ok, wtf can I do now’.
I am in this terrible position because my games have been taken away from me!!!!! I have recently started seeing a physiotherapist for my knees, wrists and lower back. My first session (last monday): Diagnosed RSI in my wrists… and she spent that long on my wrists she didnt have time to even get to my knees (and I was in there 40mins!). So I have been told to stay away from games (ALL games, not just counterstrike) for a month… now those that know me will do one of two things:
1. Wince in sympathetic pain with me at my situation (the nice ones) or
2. Laugh as long and as hard as they can (the not nice ones).
$50 says everyone laughs… So in response: I hate you all 😦
Of course, this is completely my responsibility… I accept that my games (especially the amount of time I spend playing them) are detrimental to my health. However this doesnt make it any easier now because I am essentially without a hobby.
How sad is it that in this entire house, full of so many things (thankyou materialism) I cannot find anything to do. Hmm, perhaps a more appropriate statement would be: ‘I cannot find anything I want to do’. Dvds: Meh. Books: Meh. Tv: Meh. To me, thats a statement of how materialistic and/or shallow this world has become… To constantly say: ‘Oh wow, I REALLY want this!!!’, and spend a good third of your income in the pursuit of these ‘things’, only to find that when it really comes to a time when you could actually find beneficial USE out of these things… the first thoughts that come to mind are: Meh.
Materialism pwns us.
Think about it: when you buy something these days how often do you actually watch/use it more than a handful of times? It then sits there for an indeterminite amount of time, gathering dust (or rust) over the years while you constantly try to accumulate more and more ‘things’ which you are convinced that you absolutely NEED (and, the constant advertisments dont help). Bah, what a load of shit! If each time you were to actually sit down before purchasing something stupid and say to yourself ‘ok, how often am I really going to use this’, and then decide not to purchase it quite a few people (myself included) would be in a much better financial situation.
This year has very much been a ‘growing up’ year for myself, in my opinion. The amount of revelations I have had in regards to so many things is just staggering. Finances being the most recent one: rather then spend upwards of $20 a day on food, spend $20 for supplies and bring YOUR DAMN LUNCH FROM HOME! It truly is astonishing how much this simple change has affected both my state of mind and my state of bank balance. Now add into the mix, the fact that I actually THINK before I buy something – I look at the long term, rather than instant gratification – and you have one (mostly) financially stable Adam Grande. Its a wonderful thing 🙂
I suppose the point of this post is to try and get people to think before mindlessly wasting their money… things can be so much better overall if you stop and take a second to think about what you are buying. And Im not saying we should all live like monks, Im not saying that at all! But for people who constantly stress about their state of finances (myself included), when your bank account is low, the next time you see that gadget/gizmo/dvd think to yourself: ‘how often am I going to use this’, and THEN decide if its worth your hard earned dosh…
So in summary, I would just like to say: ‘Thankyou materialism for completely screwing us to the wall.’
One thing Ive noticed with this Financial Crisis looming over our heads like some sort of superstorm, is that people are now finally looking after their money a bit better… So heres hoping for a brighter financial future for all of us!!
Enjoy your weekend 🙂