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Sometimes you just want to do something different. Something that will get noticed. Or, maybe it won’t . Maybe you feel like doing something different and seeing if people even notice. Maybe you do it to reassure yourself you aren’t invisible. Or maybe it’s just for fun?

Maybe you’ve never done that. Do you ever look around and see people that you can imagine have never changed a single thing about their lives for the past 20 years. Makes you feel sad for them. But maybe they are more content than you. Do you think contentment is happiness? Why does that scare you? They probably are different unless you haven’t changed in 20 years either. Maybe they are afraid of change. But maybe they are really happier than you.

People say the only thing you can expect to remain the same is change. It’s always going to come. Often it’s inevitable. Maybe your house is washed away by a hurricane, or collapsed by an earthquake, or carried away by a tornado. That’ll make something change. Are people created to be dynamic in nature? Why does habit bring comfort then? Why do we fear too much routine? Or do we really?

Are we naturally creatures of habit really? Or are we really creatures on the move? Always pursuing, always chasing, always working, always accumulating, always thinking, always eating, always breathing, always speaking.

Seems ironic that we can’t even figure out ourselves sometimes, what is our motive? If we never know our motives, what will become of us? Are there people who never question their own motives? Are there people who always question their motives? Is it better to do it or better not to?

Maybe we were meant to always question, but never fully answer. Perhaps it is part of our endless (by all appearances) pursuit of what we want or need. If you knew everything would contentment come? Or would you be dissatisfied by the lack of pursuit?

Many have said contentment is a state of mind.

We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.

~ Frederick Keonig

Psalm 37:7 – Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for Him;
Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way,
Because of the man who brings wicked schemes to pass.

Proverbs 16:8 – Better is a little with righteousness,
Than vast revenues without justice.

(http://www.biblegateway.com NKJV)

Till next post.
Your faithful typer,
Yokanchi

A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends.
Baltasar Gracian
(That’s confusing, anyone know what it means?)

Hey if anyone has any good ideas for the layout of my blog I’d really like to change it. Maybe even go to another blog host, I don’t know what’s good. Any ideas??

One day, at a drag race while they were giving away prizes I realized how often I’m in the majority. A white middle class American teenager.

I’ve never really won prizes. There are different groups of people those who got the prize, and those who watched. I wondered why it always seemed to be this way. Maybe I was created to be average, to be in the majority. Someone has to be the majority, after all with no majority, there is no minority.

People always laud upon the unique. They encourage it. Seems like those who have something practical to accomplish always encourage the opposite though.

It never bothered me to live in the majority, though. Yes, it could be exciting to be the one who wins the prize, who is unique, but in America, to be average us really pretty good. I was actually pretty happy with my life. Not happy, as if I had accomplished something, but content to where I never really longed to be in some other situation.

I’m riding on a bus now. Every time I’m on a plane I feel more average than ever before, enough that sometimes I have dressed up and down to be unique. Different.

Till next post.
Your faithful typer,
Yokanchi

If you’ll take a look at the new title you’ll notice I changed the title slightly by removing an errant ‘R’ which once blotted the face of the white title parading across the top of this green glob of wordiness.

My writing teacher took a look at my blog about 2, 3, or 4 years ago and I finally realized, “you know, I could actually change that so it says what I meant.”

Anyways. For an update.
I haven’t been too specific here in this blog, at least about my current life. I’ve been a little busy for that. Seems like that started ever since I came to college. Looks like it has no signs of changing either. I like writing still, but don’t spend nearly as much time. So, I will try and update, but if you’re curious for more facts or a closer look, or want to know how I”m doing, just ring me up, shoot me an e-mail, fly by me on facebook, or drop an IM on me. Or attack me like a ninja (though the aformentioned methods of staying in touch sound a little less effort filled, I still enjoy a good ninja attack once in a while. or something).

So anyways…
Tomorrow, I’m going home for a two week vacation from work and most school. That’ll be fun. If you’re anywhere in CO, give me a call or something and we can hang out or something. (or ninja or something)

Also, hopefully I’ll have more time to blog. Which I really would like to do. Blogging seems to only occur on vacations now, but I decided I will try to post without going into the slimy details of my mostly mundane life and boring you to death.
Anyways, thanks for reading. I have about 10 minutes till work, so…
TTfN, and hopefully a new post awaits your ever curious eyes in the near, future.
Praying for you all and,

Till next post.
Your faithful typer,
Yokanchi

I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.
– JRR Tolkien

(woah, I just figured out what that means finally!)

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