Everyone deals with anxiety at some point in their lives, but some people have it a lot worse than others.
I have always been someone stricken with the more extreme kind of anxiety, especially in regards to social situations. I have always been more than just a shy guy in this regard, and it annoys the crap out of me when people tell me that I am making a big deal out of simple scenarios.
For instance, meeting strangers can be difficult for me. I can take awhile to get used to people, which leads to cases where think I am extremely anti-social in this sense.
Nonetheless, I think it is important for people to show tact for those who get a bit more anxious than the average, “normal” person. I have long accepted that I am not like others when it comes to this kind of stuff.
Heck, it is an everyday battle with some sort of anxiety-based struggle. To undervalue anxiety can be borderline insulting.
Let’s get real here: everyone is different. It is tough enough that the world expects us to behave and act a certain way. If you do not conform, then something is wrong with you. Or so the world wants you to think.
Is there anything inherently wrong with wanting to be a special snowflake? A social outcast, even? Perhaps. Maybe. Or it all could be a matter of perception.
I think things would be a lot better if everyone could at least try to be “themselves” instead of putting up facades. Someone being fake is annoying to me. Continue reading
I don’t care who you think you are: no one is too good to throw away their own trash. I do not even count myself as an environmentalist or anything of that sort. I just think litterbugs are extremely lazy people.Continue reading
Nhan-Fiction Note: I think we live in a day and age where people don’t even know what’s considered appropriate or inappropriate anymore. Terms are just thrown around, and then individuals cherry pick certain meanings when it is convenient for them.
It makes it all too inconsistent. Why does everything have to be so ambiguous? If we want political correctness in society, there needs to be clearer definitions.
I have now reached Gold II, which is a few steps away from the coveted Platinum rating I want as a bare minimum for this season. If we were to convert the new league system into the Elo-equivalent of the earlier seasons, it would be something like this below …
So each tier bracket has five divisions. Last season, Gold Elo was between 1500-1849. So we divide the difference of 300 (if we round up the 1849 to 1850 for simplicity’s sake) by 5 for each division, meaning each division would be worth about 70 Elo apiece, give or take.
Gold Division V: 1500-1570 Elo Gold Division IV: 1571-1640 Elo Gold Division III: 1641-1710 Elo Gold Division II: 1711-1780 Elo Gold Division I: 1781-1850(ish) Elo
So being in Gold II, essentially, means I have already surpassed my Elo rating from the previous season. A personal best for sure, but I want to aim even further than this. After all, I have already thrown out there that I strongly believe I play (at least) as a Platinum-caliber player on a good day. Continue reading