August 28, 2012
G, Roosh and Matt Forney did it, I felt like joining in the fun.
- I’m in a band. Ok so you probably knew that already seeing as I mention it quite a lot on here. I’m the bass player/backing vocalist for an indie band based in Sussex. We write, record and perform all our own material, some of which is now available on itunes and spotify, as well as a few other digital music outlets.
- I hope to one day reveal my identity on this blog. But only when I’m financially secure enough to not need to work for someone. I don’t want a future employer to deny me a job because they’ve read this blog.
- I play blackjack and roulette online. I’m good enough at it that I only ever play with the free welcome bonuses. I’ve turned £5 into £60 in 3 hours over the past 3 days. Winning at online casinos has nothing to do with talent, and everything to do with playing with probability. There is a right and wrong move for every situation, winning is simply a case of learning these moves.
- I did tae kwon do for 4 years. In the end I got bored of it, but I still learnt a lot from it. Currently looking krav maga.
- I’ve been assaulted twice and mugged once. The one time I was sober and attacked, the TKD did actually help. My attackers ran off because I hit someone and split their eyebrow. The other two times didn’t go so well. The muggers had a blunt weapon (table leg) so I just gave them my phone, and the second time I was assaulted I was so drunk that I couldn’t see the person who was hitting me. These events all happened between the ages of 14 – 16.
- The single best piece of self improvement advice I ever got was standing up straight. I have not had anyone be violent to me since I learnt to carry myself properly. I strongly believe in teaching yourself correct body language – for example: we all smile when we’re happy, therefore it’s logical to conclude that smiling is a result of being happy. However, smiling when you’re in a bad mood can improve your mood, because your body concludes that you must be happy if you are smiling. The same logic applies to confident body language. Adopting confident body language naturally increases your confidence. As much as “fake it til you make it” is shitty advice when it comes to what you say and do, it is entirely valid for body language. (ref: 59 Seconds by Richard Wiseman).
- Most people are surprised to find out I smoke weed. This is because, to quote someone at my work, “you seem so together and walk around with such a purpose”. I don’t honestly think that weed affects your motivation, I think unmotivated people just use weed as an excuse to not get shit done.
- I was a stereotypical academic. But after starting uni I’ve gradually found the quest for further knowledge less and less rewarding. The most satisfying days work I’ve had in years was fitting smoke alarms in some rich folks house with my dad. Actually physically doing stuff uber alles.
- Currently at 19 I have never broken a bone. Yup.
- Historically, my happiness is inversely proportional to how much I worry about other people. The kicker is that worrying about other people makes them unhappy too. I don’t know entirely why this is, but I suspect that in most peoples lives my role is an emotionally detached but interesting outsider. I don’t have one, tight group of friends, instead I flit back and forth between groups, never being too deeply involved. This is not a conscious choice, but thankfully I like it this way.