Memes I felt compared to save this week
Ever since leaving FB and Instagram any time I have a situation where I have to wait a little while in public I get on 9-gag instead of traditional social media. Sometimes I find stuff that is extremely informative and I will admit that I get a lot of my current affairs news knowledge from 9-gag. Mostly they just have memes and funny things there and the comments section of course can get toxic as hell because it is still the internet after all, but for the most part it is a lot better than FB since it is all anonymous and you don't have to lose friends and family members because of something stupid like political differences.
I probably look at 9-gag about an hour a week, and here are some of the memes that I found that I consider to be gems.
People kind of think of me as reasonably successful in life. I have no debt, I have lived overseas for decades, I've owned and sold my own businesses for a profit, and i don't really allow the little things in life to get to me. However, if I was being honest I would have to admit that most of the good things that have happened to me in my life, especially in a financial sense, have happened completely by dumb luck and not because it was a carefully examined situation where I made great choices. The reality of my life is that I spend a lot of time self-sabotaging rather that taking the advice that I give out to others.
I've lived in some pretty exotic places but no matter where I end up I usually end up doing the same thing of drinking in excess many times a week. We joke about there being nothing to do here but drink but this of course is not at all true. It's just that drinking is accessible, easy, and cheap.
Before leaving the United States, my last two jobs were with the federal government. The level of waste and incompetence that I witnessed in those positions was staggering. I'd like to think that I was an exception to this rule but I really wasn't. There was very little incentive to ever be good at anything there because if you were efficient or innovative, they simply gave you more work to do, not more money. Having worked these 2 jobs is a big part of the reason why I am basically against any program that the government is involved in because I know it is going to be done incorrectly.
I exercise a bit because I don't want get fat as I get older. I also know some guys who are ginormously fat but still happy all the time. This guy, whoever he is, seems like he is probably a lot of fun to be around.
This meme format always cracks me up. I have nothing in my own life to relate it to but it is used frequently to exhibit the differences between the mindset of women and men. Whether or not the sentiment is true or not doesn't matter... 9-gag is not a place to go for accurate representation of anything, really. It certainly isn't a place for PC nonsense and that's probably why I like it so much.
I have a borderline drinking problem. I am aware of this. I am in my 40's and I never grew up. I have no intention of ever doing so. I saw another meme not long ago that said something along the lines of "for some, life's objective is to stay as young as possible for as long as possible." I believe I am killing it as far as that is concerned and honestly, aside from a few things here and there I wouldn't really change anything about how my life has carried out.
That's all I managed to find in my phone from the past week that moved me in some way. If you have any to share back I'd love to see them.