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Kielo
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0 posted 09-14-2002 01:14 AM       View Profile for Kielo   Email Kielo   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kielo


I really can't stand it when I meet someone and they decide they like me because I'm funny. I have no ability to be funny, usually, and on the rare occasions that I am, I make all these friends. Then they decide I'm boring because I'm not funny anymore. Gah... I get this internal dialogue that goes something like this...

"Come on, make them laugh, you look like and idiot."

"But I'm not funny."

"No, you aren't. You're boring."

"Yah, you're probably right."

"Yes, I know."

Its very depressing.

I need something I can hurt. Very frustrated.
Larry C
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1 posted 09-14-2002 02:01 AM       View Profile for Larry C   Email Larry C   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Larry C's Home Page   View IP for Larry C

Kielo,
You're still working at being you! Nothing wrong with that. And you don't always have to be "on". Obviously you are funny, just not all the time.

I have a similar challenge. When I choose not to be funny people think something is wrong. Tired? Sad? Moody? Nope...just not "on".

It seems that you put pressure on yourself to be "on". And then you find you fail. Don't be so hard on yourself and you'll likely be "on" more often with less effort.

But then again, I'm just an old fart so...
Oh, and one more thing, perspective matters. Be positive...always.

If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, I'd walk right up to heaven and bring you home again.

Kielo
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2 posted 09-14-2002 01:51 PM       View Profile for Kielo   Email Kielo   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kielo

Its not so much that I try to be "on," as much as it bothers me that people expect it of me. I agree with everything you said. I can't simply be funny whenever I want. Its just frustrating. *shrugs* And I don't care if you're an old fart, because old people are smarter than me.

Kielo
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3 posted 09-14-2002 02:31 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

You know, I do understand this--I call it "tap dancing"--in my family? I could not get attention by being bad--my brothers and sisters had that territory well covered--so I became "the entertainer"--my dark side tends to come out in my writing--so? I don't let it bother me--my true friends will let me cry when I wanna cry, and they know that once I've cried enough, I'll get up to boogy again...life is circle spiraling, after all.

There's a poetic challenge for you!
Kielo
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4 posted 09-14-2002 03:02 PM       View Profile for Kielo   Email Kielo   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kielo

*hits self on head for not coming her more often* If I'd had access to this kind of wisdom 3 or 4 years ago, life would have been so much easier. Thank you.

[This message has been edited by Kielo (09-14-2002 05:29 PM).]

Sunshine
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5 posted 09-14-2002 05:57 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine


Kielo...that's called "growing up"...which many of us [including the Serene One] sometimes struggle with doing...simply because we're doing it much to fast!  That's why we stand up and dance now and then!

[This message has been edited by Sunshine (09-14-2002 05:58 PM).]

Kielo
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6 posted 09-15-2002 06:01 PM       View Profile for Kielo   Email Kielo   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kielo

HOBBES! *grabs him and runs away*

*comes back, after hiding Hobbes* Oh. Ok, thanks. People tell me I've grown up too fast, but I didn't really have much choice in the matter, so I guess it doesn't matter. I'm feeling much better today, so thank you all!

Kielo
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7 posted 09-21-2002 11:42 AM       View Profile for TradingSpaces19   Email TradingSpaces19   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for TradingSpaces19

Well don't get to dicouraged because when people realize that they really liked you for you and not because they thought you were funny than they will realize that they have just lost a good friend and they will probably never get them back and they will be the ones hurting. Anyways I hope everything else is well.

Take care,
Andrea
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8 posted 09-22-2002 11:21 AM       View Profile for Moon Dust   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Moon Dust

hey people expect alot from other people as well. having the same probs at mo learning the same lessons

If your afraid of the dark, then why did you come?

 
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