Date: 12/5/2005 5:47:50 PM ( 12 y ) ... viewed 1697 times
...are completely contagious! It's amazing how easily they become integrated into one's life.
I mean, I feel like I am generally a pretty nice/friendly person in regular life. Yes, I can be mean sometimes, like anyone, but I am rarely anything but friendly and nice to strangers. I try not to be mean at all, and I think I succeed most of the time. If I am ever rude, it is to people that I am working with who have been extremely rude to me first (generally for an extended period of time). Not that it is excusable, but sometimes the frustration just builds and builds, and I kind of snap. It happens really rarely, but it does happen. I do think I come across as cold, occasionally, when I am working, because I am often busy and don't want to chitchat with the people adjacent to my office, who are all temps and are always rotating in and out. It may sound cold, but I just don't have time to go through the whole meet and greet and personal history with all fifty of them, only to have them replaced by someone else a few days later. I do smile and say hi, but I don't generally do more than that. Since their job consists of basically sitting around and waiting for things, I feel like many of them try to enter into long chats with me, but I just don't have time while I'm at work. So some of them would probably disagree that I am nice and/or friendly. But I think most would agree with my assessment.
Anyway, despite the fact that I try overall to be a good person, I've rarely taken much action to do meaningful things. But lately I've been trying really hard to do that. I went to take care of my grandparents, I've coached someone I met online for hours and hours over the past weeks in order to get him a job with my current company, I'm volunteering at the clinic. It's really nice. And I feel like I just want to do more and more to help people out. It is a good feeling.
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