Well I need to write another one of these because yesterday’s blog was a bit of a downer. For some reason I had very few views and then I wrote a depressing one and quite a few people read it. That’ll teach me. haha. Here are some random thoughts from the last few days:
One of the songs we sang at Praise and Worship had the line, “Jesus Came to Fix our Lives.” That line hit me wrong. It feels like the whole “if-you-accept-Christ-into-your-life-you-will-always-be-happy” philosophy. Yes, God wants to see us happy, and Jesus made it possible for us to have eternal life, but there will still be trouble. Our lives are not fixed. You will suffer from depression, you will be persecuted, you will have to do homework, you will be overwhelmed and loved ones will die.
I love chinese food.
I’m moodier than I like to think. I’ve come to realize the cause is mainly cognitive dissonance. Cognitive dissonance is “an uncomfortable feeling caused by holding two contradictory ideas simultaneously.” We automatically try to reduce dissonance by changing our attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors, or by justifying or rationalizing our attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors. A main dissonance in my life is wanting to please others and knowing that I have to watch out for myself.
Eating pickles and yogurt together really isn’t very good.