So tonight, of all night's, is a night of celebration and social gatherings. I made the choice to meet up with some friends who I hadn't seen in ages and thought it would be a fantastic night! Boy was I wrong...
From the moment I entered said friends house, it was a collective loathing session about the following (whilst drinking cheap beer):
1) How much my job sucks.
2) How much my boss sucks.
3) How broke I am.
4) How I can't afford anything.
5) How life sucks.
6) How life isn't fair.
I have never been in a more depressing situation in my entire life. I thrive off being around positive people and this was certainly NOT my scene.
I sat there after saying hello and making some small talk and thought to myself "this is the saddest thing I have EVER seen".. Sitting around on New Years bitching about how crappy EVERYTHING is... Aren't we supposed to be having a great time? So naive of me to suggest that we go to the bar that was close by, it might liven the mood up? Nope. Who was I kidding, they all claimed they were dead broke.
I suppose I have been blessed with the knowledge that positive thoughts manifests positive experiences and events in reality. That taking a freaking initiative and getting off your a** can really lead to a dramatic difference in your life.
But no, they choose to complain, scapegoat and point fingers instead of shoring up an responsibility what so ever for their current situation. Am I saying that everyone can just go out there and turn into an overnight success or what have you? Absolutely not, but they can STOP blaming others for their situation and perhaps funnel some of that anger and aggression into a passion they can pursue that will turn their financial life around.
Long story short, I just left 45 minutes shy of midnight (EST). I just couldn't take it any longer.
I just had to get this off my chest. If you find yourself in a similar situation, be a true Warrior, and friend, and please do what you can to encourage those who would rather complain about things to actually turn things around by taking action and start doing, rather than blame society for their failures and misfortunes.