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Case ([personal profile] case) wrote in [community profile] fandomsecrets2017-03-15 06:40 pm

[ SECRET POST #3724 ]


⌈ Secret Post #3724 ⌋

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(Anonymous) 2017-03-15 11:41 pm (UTC)(link)
I wasn't really meaning in terms like that, but since you went there, what's wrong with that? Are there people who get everything fed to them from a silver spoon? Yes, but no one should expect it. If you really want something, IT ABSOLUTELY 100 PERCENT is up to you to make it happen. Maybe that means asking mommy and daddy for money. Maybe it means working three jobs. But it's up to you to get the ball rolling and do whatever you need to do to try to make it happen.

(Anonymous) 2017-03-15 11:45 pm (UTC)(link)
I don't think I'm communicating my point well.

I guess a good metaphor might be in terms of a vacation. If you go on vacation and you spend all your time running through a rigid checklist and obsessing about how to make this vacation live up to some arbitrary standard of being THE BEST VACATION EVER and obsessing over how few days you have left in the vacation and stressing out to MAKE SOMETHING HAPPEN, you'll go fucking insane. Whereas if you're more flexible and take advantage of opportunities that are there, you're a lot more likely to have a genuinely enjoyable, memorable experience.

Similarly, with adventure, I think if your viewpoint is I NEED TO BE ON AN ADVENTURE AND I NEED TO MAKE IT HAPPEN THIS NEEDS TO BE HUGE, you're going to lose your mind, whereas if you're more flexible and try to take opportunities as they come, that's when the real adventures happen.

So (on my initial misreading) it sounded like the post I was responding to was saying that the only way to make adventure happen was to do it yourself through force of will. Which I think is a bad and harmful way to think. But if all it was saying was that you should try to put yourself in positions where strange or enjoyable or adventurous or interesting things are more likely to happen, then I agree and I apologize for the initial misreading.

(Anonymous) 2017-03-15 11:47 pm (UTC)(link)
Yes, you misread initially.

(Anonymous) 2017-03-15 11:55 pm (UTC)(link)
>If you go on vacation and you spend all your time running through a rigid checklist and obsessing about how to make this vacation live up to some arbitrary standard of being THE BEST VACATION EVER and obsessing over how few days you have left in the vacation and stressing out to MAKE SOMETHING HAPPEN, you'll go fucking insane. Whereas if you're more flexible and take advantage of opportunities that are there, you're a lot more likely to have a genuinely enjoyable, memorable experience.

Nope, I'm the opposite. Maybe I'm a little ADHD but without a rigid checklist, I'll just end up staying inside and watching TV and surfing the Internet all day.

Virtually nothing good has ever come of me having unplanned time on a vacation. Or bad, for that matter. Mostly just sitting around. Sometimes eating ice cream because I'm bored.