I had mentioned a planned rant, but when I'm mad, it's usually about something other than what I'm complaining about, so I looked at things from a fresh perspective.
People seem to look for something new, something more, something better or something profitable and each of those groups, if you're not one of them, are annoying. I come off as elitist and perfectionist, because I'm part of that third group.
What seemed to bother me was: I train for months, day after day, making sacrifices, just to find myself getting beaten in a race by someone who just heard of the race two weeks earlier and who's using it as training for a triathlon, or cross-country skiing. Then they go on to tell me that I really only need to do a couple of sprints and wear minimalist shoes and eat gluten-free, like them, and I'd do much better. They're lucky I don't kill them - really! - 35 years of working my ass off and you think you know better than me?
So, what's really bothering me?
I work that hard at a lot of things that others take for granted and I'd like, just once, for someone to appreciate it. I'm autistic. I got the official diagnosis just recently, but I've known for a decade. Just getting through a conversation can be exhausting for me. I work my butt off, day after day, with nothing to show for it - and that really bothers me, especially when others don't have to work at the same things at all and just assume that what's easy for them is easy for me.
So that's the rant.
Now on to more important things.
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