On Settling

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Firstly; A general comment about Internet Blogging. I must apologize to those bloggers who send me mails informing that certain content in my blog has been covered specifically or generally in their own blog posts. I try to do my due diligence before I do most posts  and acknowledge any original content. However, with the vast content on every topic under the sun on the Internet, it must be conceded that its impossible for me with the limited resources and time to be 100% thorough. Hence, any claim by bloggers in respect of any kind of originality and authenticity have and will be entertained upon proof.

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I always found it strange that, for most people, the sliding scale of acceptance always stop at the same two points.

Their careers and love lives.

You will probably at one point in your life think that she is too good for you to go after.  That this job sounds like it’s life sucking, but it’ll pay the bills.  That you can’t leave her because you’ve been together for so long.  And of course, leaving her now will just mean all those years spent together were a waste, so the logical thing to do is waste more years! (Please detect the hint of sarcasm there.)

When was the last time you walked into a barber shop and demanded the worst possible haircut you can get?

Have you ever eaten at a terrible restaurant and proceeded to go back there everyday to experience the same tasteless food?

Why are we so picky when it comes to the little things in life yet stop that sliding scale of acceptance at the most important issues?

We ask Starbucks employees to remake a drink three times because it tastes funny and the temperature is slightly off, but will allow ourselves to be overworked and underloved.

It’s time to move that sliding scale.

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