“As humans, we waste the shit out of our words. It’s sad. We use words like “awesome” and “wonderful” like they’re candy. It was awesome? Really? It inspired awe? It was wonderful? Are you serious? It was full of wonder? You use the word “amazing” to describe a goddamn sandwich at Wendy’s. What’s going to happen on your wedding day, or when your first child is born? How will you describe it? You already wasted “amazing” on a fucking sandwich.”—Louis C.K. (via fleuretta)
I find it amazing how connected we all are. In my religion class we’ve been studying a lot of Buddhism lately and they are HUGE on the belief that everything is connected. How we are connected to the people around us, the planet below us, ect. (And how every decision we make effects everyone and everything.) In this day in age, it can be much easier to be connected with people too with the accessibility to internet.
Tonight, a simple email reassured me of this connectivity.
Lately, I’ve been struggling with a lot of things. School work, going to a new college, running competitively, and my closest friends. I feel like everything is kind of going south on me. I wouldn’t say I’m depressed by any means but I haven’t been myself.
So earlier this evening I decided to write to one of my role models, Kyle Merber. He is known for his success in running but I really enjoy the way he thinks and looks at life. Kyle is very optimistic and intelligent along with being a great runner.
When I wrote him, I kept it short and simply said “I’ve lost my enjoyment, drive, and the fun I found in running. Have you ever wanted to quit?”
I wasn’t expecting I reply. But he did. It was pretty awesome too. He really gave some great advice and I’m hoping to use it to persevere through this rough patch in my life.
Back to the connectivity topic though, I find it amazing that a washed up, mediocre runner from Indiana can have a conversation with a professional athlete in New York in a matter of minutes to talk about a rough patch in life.
Now if you’re still reading this I apologize. I realize this writing is all over the place & there’s no real point behind it. But hey. I just wanted to vent.