Mongrels of Perversion
Sat, Mar 29th, 2008 - 21:08
There are hardly any worries that a selective dose of pure apathy can't cure. I remember when I was a teenager and had a school test coming up that I wasn't prepared for, or an essay due the next day, all I had to do was think to myself, "in 50 years am I really going to give a shit?". A resounding "NO!" would come flying back in answer and then I would feel completely ok. I haven't been able to pull off that trick at all in my adult life. Is it because in 50 years I am going to give a shit? Are there many 78 year olds out there that are spending all their time worrying about trivial things that they had going on 50 years ago? I should be able to use that tactic today just as I did when I was 16, but it is easier said than done. To say "who gives a shit" to yourself and actually mean it is an art.