The psychobabbling food-loving seamstress.

What time is it? Time to open your eye’s maybe?

Posted in Uncategorized by Ambs on December 7, 2009

Having another one of those days when I sit back and wonder why I write this thing?

I’ll admit a small part of it is an ego boost, I’m human, ego is healthy.  As is anything in moderation.
I will defend my position on anything I say, I stand by what I say, and I mean it because I actually believe it.  Although I’ll admit I’m human I make mistakes, I say the wrong thing, and sometimes it comes back to bite me.  Actually most of the time…

I could write about The Copenhagen Climate Summit, but I think others are doing a fantastic job here, here, here, and here. (oh and I LOVE Copenhagen for Dummies!)
I would like to be clear on something though, I do not share the same beliefs as James Hansen.  I think even the slightest step forward is critical, as I would hope that instead of receding (as we have done on many other international agreements), it is time to move forward.  How is the question…  I don’t have an answer to that unfortunately.  I just feel that if not even the slightest step forward is taken, waiting another year isn’t the answer.  Working together to find a solution that will support the current environmental and economic climate would be better.

The other thing I wanted to mention was the worsening situation in Sudan.  As I’m even having trouble fathoming the trouble brewing, I’ll leave it to the experts:
Michelle (@michelle4change) from the Stop Genocide blog is amazing, and you can read her blog posts on the topic at Stop Genocide.
There is also many many relevant posts at Opinio Juris.
I can not speak (or write for that matter) highly enough about both of these blogs.  Also War and Peace.
There is also Making Sense of Darfur.

I have added two new doco’s to my list of “must see’s”, The Reckoning, and The Power of the Powerless. Both look incredibly interesting.  If anyone knows where I might be able to get a copy of these, let me know!?

Apart from that, I’m still going, hoping that I’ve at last found something I enjoy studying.  Apart from Psych of course.

How many Psychologists does it take to change a lightbulb ?

– Just one. But the bulb has to really WANT to change.

Question: How many lawyers does it take to change a light bulb?

Answer 1: Three; one to do it and two to sue him for malpractice.

Answer 2: It only takes one lawyer to change your light bulb to his light bulb.

Answer 3: You won’t find a lawyer who can change a light bulb. Now, if you’re looking for a lawyer to screw a light bulb…

Answer 4: Whereas the party of the first part, also known as “Lawyer”, and the party of the second part, also known as “Light Bulb”, do hereby and forthwith agree to a transaction wherein the party of the second part (Light Bulb) shall be removed from the current position as a result of failure to perform previously agreed upon duties, i.e., the lighting, elucidation, and otherwise illumination of the area ranging from the front (north) door, through the entryway, terminating at an area just inside the primary living area, demarcated by the beginning of the carpet, any spillover illumination being at the option of the party of the second part (Light Bulb) and not required by the aforementioned agreement between the parties.   The aforementioned removal transaction shall include, but not be limited to, the following steps:

  1. The party of the first part (Lawyer) shall, with or without elevation at his option, by means of a chair, stepstool, ladder or any other means of elevation, grasp the party of the second part (Light Bulb) and rotate the party of the second part (Light Bulb) in a counter-clockwise direction,this point being non-negotiable.
  2. Upon reaching a point where the party of the second part (Light Bulb) becomes separated from the party of the third part (“Receptacle”), the party of the first part (Lawyer) shall have the option of disposing of the party of the second part (Light Bulb) in a manner consistent with all applicable state, local and federal statutes.
  3. Once separation and disposal have been achieved, the party of the first part (Lawyer) shall have the option of beginning installation of the party of the fourth part (“New Light Bulb”). This installation shall occur in a manner consistent with the reverse of the procedures described in step one of this self-same document, being careful to note that the rotation should occur in a clockwise direction, this point also being non-negotiable.

NOTE: The above described steps may be performed, at the option of the party of the first part (Lawyer), by any or all persons authorized by him, the objective being to produce the most possible revenue for the party of the fifth part, also known as “Partnership.”

Self-Awareness Vs. Ego.

Posted in general musings, psychology, writing by Ambs on May 4, 2009

In my book, I hope that Self-awareness wins out.  Well I’d hope that for everyone.

I’ve been thinking about the people I’ve come across, and thought that they had MASSIVE EGO’s. When maybe its more of a self-awareness thing.  Which completely changes my view of some people.   In a positive way.
Although, I still think others feed off their own Ego, and some peoples lack-there-of self-awareness or Ego.  I sit back and wonder how, at your age, you could be so utterly unaware of your egotism?

I salute those with a healthy amount of self-awareness and ego.  As I think that ego does play a healthy role in all of our lives, as long as it is balanced.  Self-Awareness and Ego are easily confused.  Ego is the physical form of who you are, what people see, putting your best foot forward so to speak.  Self-Awareness however feeds ones ego, and in some cases an inflated ego comes from a distorted form of self-awareness.
Sometimes we’re all guilty of letting our ego’s runaway into la la land.  I don’t understand elongated periods of egocentricity though.  There’s a difference to knowing what you’re talking about, being able to talk about it with passion and confidence, and being unaware of your egocentricity.  Those who allow their opinions to be, the be all and end all on a subject, points to some kind of distortion.  As an opinion is just that, an opinion.  It does not void anyone’s thoughts, feelings or the way that you should treat them.