Friday, December 16, 2005

Being miserable...

Heard this today and thought it was interesting....."I would rather be miserable and be with somebody than be miserable and alone."

The concept of the excuses for this statement amused me. In one I have a possible scape goat...i.e I am miserable because of you. The other I am miserable because of me, is a little harder to deal with. It implies that I have a personal responsibility for the state of my well being.
I must admit I like that. If I am miserable because of me, I can be happy because of me. If my states are dependent on another person then so is my happiness.

Or maybe I just read to much into this and it is just saying I prefer to commiserate with others?But either way doesn't the saying show a dependency that is harmful?

5 comments:

dawnmarie said...

I think they're just saying that, if I'm going to be miserable either way, I might as well have someone to talk to. I don't think that the misery is dependent on a nother person, it is more just a desire for companionship.

Brian in Mpls said...

*Keri Noble "talk to me" plays in the background*

This is what happens when you think too much...

Don't think meat you will only hurt the team

dawnmarie said...

brian,

I hve no idea what you're talking about.

-dawn.

Brian in Mpls said...

Sorry D this was just some internal banter last line is from Bull Durham one of my favorite movies...Was in a weird mood..I am off from work and school for 10 days:) yeah me:)

Rocketstar said...

This post reminds me of one of the greatest lines ever read in a film.

It was in Barfly, the story of ...what's his name again..... Bukowski.

"I don't hate people, I just seem to feel better when they're not around."

I love that. People dissappoint me.

Rocketstar