I have been tagged by Flying Pink Elephants to do the 'eight things about me and my thoughts' meme. I have written enough about myself before but if you still want to hear them all over again, here goes...
I try to accept people for who they are. Unlike many parents who are never satisfied with their kid’s learning abilities or the way they look, I am always thankful that mine are normal. I don’t expect them to be geniuses since I am not one myself.
While it is important to nurture the kids, I feel that most parents focus too much energy on the kid's academic performance, depriving them of a fun, well-rounded childhood. In the process, they neglect their own well-being too and end up feeling resentful in the later years. Sad to say, they’re the ones who set themselves up for this. Parents need to get a life too.
I try to embrace a balanced lifestyle. While work helps to bring in the dough, it is not everything. I don’t want to die at my work desk. I want to keep myself fit, see the world and broaden my mind.
I am easily satisfied. I don’t ask for too much and am grateful that life is good to me. I live within my means. I have a good family, kids and close friends around me. Plus the ability to work and bring up my kids properly… that, is already a blessing.
When I was younger, I used to feel insecure around ‘influential’ people. Now, I realize that everyone has his own place in this world and should be treated fairly. The CEO of a big corporation becomes a commoner when he is out of his office and is in no way, more superior than anyone else. But of course, we know that life is not equal. Go read Animal Farm.
I dislike the fact that money is power. I hate it when I am sometimes in awe and envious of wealthy people. So what if they are rich? I don't need to impress anyone. I think it is foolish for the 'wannabes', who can't afford it, to live it up. Is it glamorous to be saddled with debts?
I recognise that our lives are constantly evolving everyday and our priorities change as we grow. Nothing is cast in stone. What’s important today may not be so important few years or even weeks down the road.
I see no point in sweating too much over the small stuff. I prefer to look at big picture and get things done. People who’re anal about every littlest thing or dwell on insignificant details stress me out.
I dislike confrontations. I almost always lose in an argument. If someone yells at me, I burst into tears right away. Being yelled at alot while I was married didn't make me any tougher. Yah, I am delicate like that.
I think I have revealed too much. These memes are scary, so I won’t tag anybody this time. But if you feel like doing this, please do so at your own risk.