How would your life be different if you were incapable of feeling fear? Would your life be better or worse than it is now?
I think a lot of us would have different lives if we were incapable of feeling fear. We might be more adventurous and more brave and take more risks. Some bully harassing you? Kick him in the balls! The job is great and you want it but you have to move half way across the country? Hell yeah, let’s do it.
I think people will become mostly risk takers start skydiving, adventure trekking, deep sea diving, catching sharks under water, hunting wild animals all the time, wrestler big wrestler, get into the ring with boxing / MMA fighters, jump off tall skyscrapers, want to go into space and do all kinds of crazier shit than what I can think of. And that can be dangerous too! While life might become more interesting it can also make it short if you aren’t careful. Sticking your head into a lion’s mouth? Well that can make you lose your head right there.
Life might be better if we lost the ability to feel fear but can balance that with a lot of intelligent thinking and if we had the right information in front of us. To let you know that it’s not ok to check out the tonsils of that hungry and mean looking lion! Balance is what we need.
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Arsenal showed signs of recovery from their recent dismal run of form as they twice fought back from behind to draw with Manchester City at Emirates Stadium. The Gunners had lost four out of their previous five Premier League games, and faced City against uncertainty surrounding manager Arsene Wenger’s future, with more protests staged before kick-off. Arsenal got off to the worst possible start when Leroy Sane put City ahead after only five minutes, running on to Kevin de Bruyne’s routine pass to round David Ospina and score. Theo Walcott capped a spell of Arsenal pressure to scramble home an equaliser five minutes before the break – but they were on terms for only two minutes before Sergio Aguero’s powerful finish put City back in front.
Arsenal lost Laurent Koscielny to injury at half-time and it was his central defensive partner Shkodran Mustafi who rose above City’s defence from a corner to restore parity after 53 minutes. Aguero missed two good chances for City and manager Pep Guardiola was furious that a late handball appeal against Nacho Monreal was ignored, leaving his side in fourth and Arsenal in sixth place in the table – seven points of the top-four pace. Two banners were held aloft at the final whistle – and both summed up the confusion currently surrounding Arsenal and manager Wenger. One read “Forever In Your Debt – One Arsene Wenger” and the other carried the slogan “All Good Things Must Come To An End.” There were renewed protests from a noisy, but relatively small, group of Arsenal fans before kick-off to illustrate the pressure on Arsenal’s manager but there were precious few signs of discontent inside the stadium.
The smart money remains on Wenger extending a stay as manager that stretches back to October 1996 – but this result and performance did little either way to clear the muddied waters around this part of north London. Wenger insists his decision is made while Arsenal’s board say the next move will be mutual – so a draw almost summed up what seems to be the current inertia among the decision-makers. If Arsenal had won, it would certainly have made any announcement more palatable, while a loss would have made it a harder sell. As it is, a draw means the uncertainty goes on. Arsenal needed to show signs of fight and resilience after a desperate sequence of four defeats in their previous five Premier League games – and they certainly showed that, if not huge quality. The Gunners twice fought back from behind in a performance that was centred on determination rather than the dazzling football of old, but Wenger can at least take some comfort from that small mercy.
Arsenal’s wafer-thin confidence was exposed by the manner in which they defended for both City goals, opened up too easily by De Bruyne’s routine pass for Sane’s opener and losing concentration and shape far too easily to concede a second to Aguero two minutes after Walcott’s equaliser. They still display very obvious defensive faults and the Achilles injury to Koscielny, the most reliable member of their rearguard, could prove to be a significant setback in the run-in. This is a frail Arsenal side, reduced in self-belief by that recent poor run, but avoiding defeat here may just build some momentum as they chase a place in the Premier League’s top four.
Is there “junk” in your life? What kind? How do you get rid of it?
Ofcourse, who doesn’t? Well I have seen or heard of people who live very minimalist lifestyles and have only things in their home that they use on a regular basis and nothing else remains. I wish I could do that but I find that more junk accumulated as we get older. I have, for example, used and depleted batteries in my desk drawer. Not one or two – more than 20! Fuck that – I need to dump them tomorrow.
Old clothes, I dunno what I have more off – clothes that I currently wear or clothes that I do not wear at all as they are now old and do not fit me! What the heck! I need to throw them all out or give it to one of the guys who comes to collect stuff for people who are extremely poor and/homeless. There are atleast 13 shirts I can give away. 13 of them! I don’t have that many shirts that I do wear at the moment!
Strangely that is the extent of my personal junk lying about in the apartment. I used to have a lot more of them shitty stuff but I got rid of a bunch of stuff in 2015. Now it’s mostly the boxes of my Star Trek starship collection – which I do not want to get rid off as if I ever move it will be easier to put the ships back into the boxes as it will keep them relatively safe.
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And so ends my slightly more than 2 years tryst with working in the outsourced section of the customer care and billing support (as a trainer) for one of the world’s largest (probably the world’s richest) iptv, broadband internet, wireless and homephone provider. And now I am moving onto to another process which is for online shopping plus a bunch of other services and it’s a pretty big company in itself.
I had my last working day at the current process at the office yesterday. Being a Saturday we had a minimal staffing and I had a little work done. I sat for a leisurely coffee with some snacks at 4:45pm and worked with the guy who is going to be doing a lot of the reports I was doing and will be conducting training for the process I am leaving. After dinner I prepared to move a lot of my files from my current desktop system to my personal drive (which can be accessed from any system).
By 10:30 pm I shutdown my system and went to meet some folks in the process and tell them a quick bye (not really a goodbye since I am going to be working in the same building just 2 floors up and will see them during breaks and at the cafeteria) and then booked my Uber to come back home.