Wednesday, September 17, 2008

the choices we make..

"I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element.It is my personal approach that creates the climate.It is my daily mood that makes the weather.I possess tremendous power to make life miserable or joyous.I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration.I can humiliate or humor,hurt or heal.In all situations,it is my response that decides whether a crises is escalated or de-escalated,and a person is humanized or de-humanized."


Tuesday, September 16, 2008


"OPTION PARALYSIS: The tendency, when given unlimited choices, to make none.

KNEE-JERK IRONY: The tendency to make flippant ironic comments as a reflective matter of course in everyday conversation.

DERISION PREEMPTION: A life-style tactic; the refusal to go out on any sort of emotional limb so as to avoid mockery from peers. Derision Preemption is the main goal of Knee-Jerk Irony."

-Douglas Coupland, Generation X


"I am reminded that no matter how hard you try, you can never be more than twelve years old with your parents. Parents earnestly try not to inflame, but their comments contain no scale and a strange focus. Discussing your private life with parents is like misguidedly looking at a zit in a car's rearview mirror and being convinced, in the absence of contrast or context, that you have developed combined heat rash and skin cancer."
Douglas Coupland, Generation X