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Everything posted by slightlyaboveaveragejoe

  1. Why are you here? It's actually a very simple question at it's foundation. For what reason are you on this webpage? Why have you navigated to this site? What are you looking for? BSS.studio is not merely a place where you can find Static P's awesome tunes. (Though you can do that here) It is not a place to merely read interesting stories (though you can do that here.) It is not a place to merely see wonderful works of art, (you can do that too.) BSS.studio is a place to find a community. It's a place to find people you didn't think existed. It's a place to make the friends you never thought you'd have. It's a place for connecting and learning and growing. Why are you here? Is it by accident or are you here for a reason? A purpose that goes beyond just a couple of lines of texts or a picture. If you're reading this as a guest, sign up, it's free, you can be encouraged and you can meet great people. If you aren't, then you can be encouraged and meet great people. Shoot me a message. Drop someone a line. I'd love to get to know some more awesome peeps. Love Joseph Bohan One of the Real Ones
  2. @Princess_Yellow Princess!!!! This is where you share what anime you are interested in and have watched, so that you can talk with peeps about it!
  3. Lol, I appreciate you looking out for me. And I'm sorry, I'm sorry that it hurts to feel. That you probably had to section off literally every part of yourself. Basically becoming numb to everything so that it doesn't hurt. I think that it's incredibly brave to deal with the hand that you've been dealt, and I'm not here to be condescending or whatever it is when someone says things pretending to be kind. I'll be frank, I didn't have such bad cards dealt, and perhaps that's why I take the attitude that I do, I think there's a lot about the hand that your dealt that starts you in a specific direction. But now that you've posted your story, you'd make me a bit sad too. Not that I'd expect you to care what I think, I'm a random dude, miles away in his home office typing a response to an internet post from a stranger he's never met. A guy who hasn't had such trials. But even so, I might ask you what it might be to feel again. What it is to take a moment to soberly (meaning with a sound mind, it's irrelevant of what causes an unsound mind) consider what has happened in your life. There's as much time in life for grief as there is for joy. Each emotion has its moments and I think you've had enough of the negative to fill a lifetime, but that being said, you're here now. Making a difference in people lives. Whether directly, in my case, or indirectly by what you do you have the opportunity to change a lot. And you have a lot of life yet to live, you can make the world what you would like, but you have to be there to do it. Anyway, now you've seen Joe get a little ranty. Hope you're having a good Sunday, or whatever day it is where you are. Love, Joseph Bohan One of the Real Ones.
  4. @Jesse V. I love this question, and I'm glad you've added your own. For we all have things that worry us. Please continue to be awesome because you really are, and there are many people who think the world of you, regardless of who is smarter than you. I think there are far many people who are smarter than me who could help you in your situation, but it is not the person who knows the most, or understands the best who is the one who makes the difference. It is he who takes that knowledge and makes a leap of faith if you will. I don't know the details of your question, or even what concerns that you might have about this, so I have to speculate. That speculation suggests that you might be worried about your employment when surrounded by these people who know more. Hopefully that is the majority of your concern, because in the end I think we all actually do want to be surrounded by many smart and wise people who help us to grow and to learn. Next step, examples from my experience. First from golf, then from business. In the golf world while I worked there I was surrounded by so many people who were more concerned with the aspects of golf and understanding the game and making sales than I was. There were people who knew how to work a room, and get people to enjoy themselves far better than I did. And so there were many times that I was really worried about the prospect of being beaten out for the position or for not understanding enough. What I found was that I was far more skilled in other areas and those same people I looked up to for their ability to work with people, looked to me for answers when it came to numbers. Second example, numbers where I am far better than most people. I surround myself with friends who are far better with numbers than me. I have a friend who does coding and works for MIT. I have a friend who's an engineer who's done work with General Motors. I have a friend who was the president of our university's student body, had three majors, and is an auditor for a really big accounting firm. All of them know numbers better than me, by a long shot. For the longest time I felt lesser than or not good enough when I was around these people. I felt like didn't stack up. But after years of doing such a thing, around the same time that God came in and change my life in other ways, I noticed a shift here as well. Instead of focusing on how well I matched up to them, I got excited about the fact that I had friends who knew so much, and that I could learn from. In fact, I've learned so much from you personally, you wouldn't believe it. From running a stream, to operating a webpage, to interacting with people via the interwebs, to just life in general and dealing with long term struggles. You don't need to be this wizard of wisdom to make a difference in our lives, or yours for that matter. You just need to be the Jesse that all of us already know and love. This isn't an overnight change, or something that goes away just because. I still find myself doing the comparison thing to others. I recommend rereading @Joe 【CDVNL】's post on the comparison trap again. It's good, and I find myself rereading it when I start looking at others as better than or lesser than me . And my personal favorite story/helpful remembrance is the story of Jesus. The truth that you don't have to be perfect, excellent, or even good, because someone else did that for you. And that makes life's journey way easier. Love you friend, Joseph Bohan One of the Real Ones
  5. @Felrein002 Please don't feel like you need to remove posts because of content, especially that worthy of discussion. I only ask that you edit out the coarse language for our younger audiences. I believe that they will need to discuss these things as well, just in a child friendly way. Also it detracts from your point, being fine with anyone doing anything and then comparing them to "an autist on bath salts" neither improves your point, nor does it provide anything kind to another person.
  6. Lol, Sands, I featured it, the same day you found it it was never there before. So you're good.
  7. It got buried, but that why the featured topics exist right @Sena?
  8. Have you ever been hurt before? Whether physically, mentally, or emotionally, there are hurts that we all face in this life. Pain is caused by others. Pain is inflicted by ourselves. And if that was the end of the story life would be very bleak indeed. But we know that it isn't. We know that there are so many great things that come out of the gift of life. We know that there are a million possibilities waiting to be explored. We know that the world is waiting on us. So what do we do? We stop focusing on the pain. We stop focusing on the fact that we've been hurt and we start to focus on the things that are better. Would you rather spend all day worrying about someone hurting you again, or would you rather go spend the day with that person having fun? Would you rather stay at home all day and not go outside because of something you've seen, or would you rather enjoy the sunshine with your friends and family? Focusing on the hurt takes our eyes off of what is good and focuses it on the bad. "Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, thing about these things." Take your eyes off the hurt, so that you can see life again. Love, Joseph Bohan One of the Real Ones
  9. I blame @Keaton. You should try the rocket Chat!
  10. Hey, I'm bringing questions from the Take It Easy Tuesday stream and wanted to know your take. How do you help someone who doesn't want to be help, or do you even help them? I think we may have gone over this once before but it's a good thing to face again.
  11. Dear friends, I have decided to write a new forum in which I pen things that go on in my life of concern and importance, please post replies, they're like notes in the margins But today I had an adventure that I don't typically have as an accountant. I had to talk a client down from a panic attack, the only catch, she's in her 90s and experiencing hallucinations. I don't think calling my accountant is what I would do if I was experiencing such things but I really don't know. Regardless, it's a very surreal experience. One I do not hope for again, but I just want to process it in the house that I can better understand her and others who might be going through such a thing. Catch you later. Joseph Bohan One of the Real Ones "This is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it."
  12. Did you hear that the animal kingdom threw a party? Yeah, it was wild.
  13. A lot of anything is practice. And the important thing will be to eventually write a song to a tune. If you just write poetry and don't practice with a tune, you will find that some of your songs don't quite sound right. So a pick a tune of any sort and practice that as well. I'm sure that there are actual lyricists who can helps you as well.
  14. @aaron_of_mcd Aaron, I am glad you are concerned about your person. Before I start this, you do have permission to post her picture here correct? I just don't want you to get in trouble and you should make sure with others before you do so. I assume you have, but I try to be on the safe side. Next thing, dealing with anxiety or situations like that can be difficult, but it is important to learn to continue to think calmly while your body is overreacting. In such situations it may be best to ask to use the restroom or another answer that gives her the option to leave without having to confront the teacher on issues they may not be familiar with. A second thought for her may be that she should try to stay in class during such attacks. Having people there to help you is always better, should more significant problems show themselves. Lastly, seek professional help. School counselors are there to help those who are in need of specific assistance. If the problem is in her mind, as is often the case with anxiety and depression. It is important to work through those issues outside of her own head and with the help of someone to guide her. That's all I have in this regard. Continue to be there for her and encourage her to growth and better mental health as best you can. But remember you can't control people's thoughts, what ever she is going through is in the end up to her to deal with. Love, Joseph Bohan One of the Real Ones
  15. Dear Rose, Why are you troubled? ... I know you are thinking that you just told me, but please think again. Of all the things that are going on, what has you troubled. I'm a tax accountant that just got out of tax season. And I can tell you that it felt like at any moment the world could come crashing down. At the end of the day, there are so many things you can't control. Focus on the ones that you can and leave the rest to God. And we're here when you need us to be. Don't wear yourself out. We want to be positive and your happiness means as much to us as others does to you. Love, Joseph Bohan One of the Real Ones
  16. @Cwilk [EnderBoy 7] I'm so glad I refound this after I had time to read them. These are all quite amazing, if not for the poetic writings themselves, then for the introspection that you take even while writing them. Keep up the good work Matt!
  17. So we continue on this journey to change the world. Since it has started over a year ago much has changed, and a bit for the worse, and a bit for the better, but each step we take brings growth. I want to encourage people to take steps, even when we're afraid. Even if we don't know how or what we're doing, we are going to change the world for the better. Thus, I have a special project in the works. Codename: Are You Ready? For those who are interested let me know and we can get to work :). It's still a bit of a secret yet, but we will see where it ends up See you out there! Love, Joseph Bohan One of the Real Ones
  18. Everything you ever do in life will be judged. Whether by yourself, by your friends, by family, or by others. So what do you do? What ever you want to do. What's going to make things worthwhile long term? Do that You share what you want to share, or you are able to share. One of the amazing parts of all of our stories is that there is a purpose to it. Your story affects the stories of the people around you. So share what you want to share. There is strength and freedom from acknowledging all of the parts of your life, both good and bad. Don't stick with something that is going to hurt you long term. If your passion is for something else, then don't worry about making your parents feel good, and be honest with your parents. They just want you to be happy. And College can generally be a part of that. They just want to see you succeed long- term, and a part of that is related to being successful in your career. But if that career burns you out early on, there really isn't a reason to pursue it. I'm with Fel, You don't need to be perfect. Someone else does that for you. You can't make people believe anything. But if you need to share these terrible times, find a friend, or someone who can hear what you have to say. It's important that you face these difficulties, and not alone. There are people who care, and your parents will come around, one day or another. You have to talk to them. If no one talks to you. You talk to them. You get to make the first move, which gives you the advantage You make friends in those classes. You do the best you can. Better than that is impossible and not worth your time. Put in the effort to get the best score you can. After that you can't change anything Stop trying to control things that are beyond your control. You do the best you can with what you've got and let go of the rest. And Keep Being Awesome Chicken
  19. How do you do the five minutes? Mine are all ten and I don't know how to shorten them!
  20. Gotta get rid of them cats but I feel you. Varied times and I have to layer them 2 min apart so I can't fall asleep more.
  21. That's a lot of music! I have a lot of listening to do.
  22. I found a book about a romance between two scientists. It was called Chemistry. And they shared a close bond. I've had my Ion it for a while.
  23. Someone once told me that Yoga is the key to enlightenment. But I think that's a bit of a stretch.
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