Sunday, February 14, 2010

Observation on Human Nature

I am trying to study for my huge, gargantuan, epic math test tomorrow. (As an aside, studying for math is hard other than redoing problems.) I was thinking about giving up on it and it just made me wander off to write this about the human condition.

I would rather fail this test willingly, knowing it was my choice not to study hard or use my time more wisely over the last week, than to suffer the pain of trying really hard and failing anyway.

I think that illusion of control is a much more powerful driver than ambition or success is. I want to be successful, or at least more successful than I am. I have ambition to move on from my job, my lifestyle, and move up in the business and social world. Yet the lack of control of trying really hard and failing at this test is more fear-inducing than not reaching any other goal I may have set. We are strange and bad animals.

Monday, February 08, 2010

HELP!!! I have a gambling and charity problem!!!

ATTN: Friends & Family. I am going to be playing in a Poker Tournament next Thursday as a fundraiser for Easter Seals / UCP of North Carolina. I would love to get some help with the buy-in. $10, $20, whatever you can spare would be a very helpful dent in the $250 buy-in! I have to pay before I can play, all $ goes to Easter Seals so there are no cash prizes, but if I win I will take you (top 3 biggest spenders) with me to Pinehurst #2!!! Message, Text, Call, or e-mail. Thank you!