I think melancholy and nostalgia is a beautiful thing, even if it's also often sad. I can relate.Yesterday was the 30th Anniversary of Jurassic Park and it made me really melancholy. I think it made me face how much time had passed since my childhood and that I am a different person than back then. Sorry, don’t mean to make this post sad, I know there is a thread for that. It is more that I felt reflective on the life I have lived thusfar.
its brain off-ness, i too observe this at work our juicer machine says PRESS they dont....they pulll breaking the machine....practically every weekk....I think melancholy and nostalgia is a beautiful thing, even if it's also often sad. I can relate.
What's on my mind today:
I'm a language teacher that teaches adults and for the past few months I've been trying to figure out why students have such a hard time opening locked doors. This might sound strange but bear with me for a second. I started to realize this when they were doing tests (and thus leaving when they've handed in the test). A lot of them (I have observed this in many different classes) just keep jiggling the handle and pushing/pulling over and over. None of them thought to rotate the turnpiece, you know the thing you turn to unlock the door. So naturally I needed to get to the bottom of this and checked in with my colleagues. They too have observed this behavior. They theorized that it may result from pressure and fatigue after having completed a test. I wasn't entirely convinced but had nothing to refute it with.
Today I found definitive proof that students cannot open doors. I was subbing for a colleague and, by the end of class, a student got stuck at the door again. They kept jiggling the handle over and over and calling me for help. I told them they had to unlock the door first. Student continues to jiggle the handle. I get up and gesture upwards. "Turn the thing above the handle". Student continues to jiggle the door handle. I actually had to walk over there and point at the turnpiece, and unlock the door for them. It was a regular class so it cannot be blamed on pressure or fatigue. This is going to keep me up tonight, I need to figure out why this is a thing.
That's a fair answer but at least with the juicer machine I kinda get it. It's not something you interact with all the time in your everyday life. A door though? I mean doors are pretty much universal. That should be muscle memory? How do they function? How do they exit their homes?its brain off-ness, i too observe this at work our juicer machine says PRESS they dont....they pulll breaking the machine....practically every weekk....
Sadly, too few of people will let you be your 100% authentic self. Most will marginlize, persecute, or ghost you if you reveal an aspect of your nature they do not like, cannot accept, or find off putting.sometimes it feels like i have to surrender who i am in order to be happy. dont think my personality and faults are compatible with this ****