What is the point of finding yourself in an altercation that you are happy to lose? My number one aim is the jugular and I won’t be happy until I am standing victorious over my defeated foe. It’s why I’ve never one a game of Civilization with anything other than a conquest victory, I start out all peaceful and want to spread harmony and peace but then Gandhi nukes my capital and I will seek vengeance upon my attacker (and all those who were not involved because they stood by and watched).
It’s this desire to see my victims destroyed that I tend to stay away from conflict, my flight or fight response is not in perfect balance so I try to avoid getting myself in a position where I have to rely on my animal instincts. If I don’t have to make the choice then I don’t have to deal with the consequences. Who knows what happens when I get angry, I don’t like it when I get angry…
Icebergs, as a child I was obsessed by one in particular. It was floating around the Atlantic ocean on the night of April 14th 1912 and caused an event that fascinated me. The sinking of the Titanic was this great disaster that stuck in my imagination until it was ruined by Celine Dion.
Disasters have always made me curious, and in the modern rolling news I become obsessed with watching events unfold. It is a morbid curiosity as to what is happening but there is a greater part of me that wonders what I would do if I was there and involved.
I don’t like to overtly take control of difficult situations but when the time calls for it I step up and take command. Thankfully I have yet to be tested in a dangerous situation, and hope to never be, but if I was I would like to think I could make a difference. Continue reading “Dealing with disaster”
In which I decide to take a chance and ignore the consequences…should they happen.
I’m moving jobs, again, and putting the financial well being of our household at risk. It may be the case that I’m getting a (significant) pay rise but I’m trading that for job security. I’m off to join the world of contracting.
It suits my itinerant nature, I can be like The Littlest Hobo or The Hulk moving from town to town offering my help and wisdom before moving on. Maybe tomorrow I’ll settle down but for today I’ll take the rewards. What’s the worst that could happen?