Today, I felt disappointment that made me feel sick to the stomach. I was genuinely staggered.

I can’t go into detail, nor do I want to. Suffice to say, people never cease to amaze me.


8 Responses to “Disappointment”

  1. Art Vandelay on November 2nd, 2006 07:45

    did someone refuse to explain why their favourite number was pi?

  2. Dan on November 2nd, 2006 07:55

    No, Art. It was way more serious than that.

  3. Thomas Viner on November 2nd, 2006 09:31

    Sounds bad. Hope you get to feel amazed in the opposite way soon.

    I blame evolution, its just plain stingy with the altruism sometimes.

  4. Lucy on November 6th, 2006 00:30

    Avoid the people who disappoint you Dan. Alternatively set lower standards and enjoy the pleasant surprise of people exceeding your expectations regularly.

  5. MK on November 6th, 2006 05:53

    You didn’t go and see Borat too?

  6. Dan on November 7th, 2006 05:22

    I figured out that the person in question isn’t worth the time to think or bother about.

    Thanks for the advice, Lucy.

    Since then, I’ve been reassured of the qualities in people during my visit to Yorkshire.

  7. Harry on November 8th, 2006 04:51

    Lucy also forgot to say that you should Go placidly amid the noise and haste,
    and remember what peace there may be in silence.
    As far as possible without surrender
    be on good terms with all persons.
    Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
    and listen to others,
    even the dull and the ignorant;
    they too have their story.

    Avoid loud and aggressive persons,
    they are vexations to the spirit.
    If you compare yourself with others,
    you may become vain and bitter;
    for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
    Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.

    Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
    it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
    Exercise caution in your business affairs;
    for the world is full of trickery.
    But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
    many persons strive for high ideals;
    and everywhere life is full of heroism.

    Be yourself.
    Especially, do not feign affection.
    Neither be cynical about love;
    for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment
    it is as perennial as the grass.

    Take kindly the counsel of the years,
    gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
    Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
    But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
    Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
    Beyond a wholesome discipline,
    be gentle with yourself.

    You are a child of the universe,
    no less than the trees and the stars;
    you have a right to be here.
    And whether or not it is clear to you,
    no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

    Therefore be at peace with God,
    whatever you conceive Him to be,
    and whatever your labors and aspirations,
    in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.

    With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
    it is still a beautiful world.
    Be cheerful.
    Strive to be happy.

  8. Dan on November 8th, 2006 06:17

    Thanks, Harry. Much appreciated 🙂

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