Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Interpersonal Relationships....

I made a big mistake this past week, by jumping to conclusions, and by doing what I thought would help, when that was not part of another's plans, and I have probably lost a friend I have known for 16 years. I would like to try to explain why this happened. But first, a little background.... watch this video....


This New Astrology is something you may or may not accept, and I tend to view all that with a healthy dose of suspicion, but at the same time, I have to admit that this book describes me very well. I am a Scorpio/Monkey, and that's a very interesting combination. You would see what I mean if you had this book.

There's a 14-minute video about the Scorpio/Monkey on YouTube, but the man narrating it is an Englishman with a mouthful of marbles, and the audio isn't well recorded, and is difficult to listen to. If he was going to do this, he should have done it well or not at all. And that's probably my Scorpio/Monkey talking. We are the best and worst of both Scorpios and Monkeys, and we're dynamite. Ask anybody. 

As if that were not enough, I'm also a manic-depressive, now too old for those magnificent 'highs' and those suicidal 'lows', but still having problems, because my system doesn't work like yours does, or at least I hope not, for your sake. So "problems" - yes, I have some. Would I trade mine for yours? No, of course not. I'm familiar with mine, and it took me a lot of years to be able to say that. Mastering those problems is something else, but I am familiar with them.

And the friend I've probably lost? Let's first have a look at this. I'm not saying that Christine is a "Tiger Mom", and I'm not saying that's a bad thing, but "if the shoe fits...." Right now, Christine is very angry with me, and she should be, because I impulsively acted in a situation in which she did not need or want any help. And she is too polite to tell me that I made a complete ass of myself doing something with her calendar when I had no right to interfere. She has not yet forgiven me, nor should she. She should let me stew in my own stupidity for a while yet, because this is a lesson I should never forget. Let others mind their own business, and do the same myself. It should be tattoo'd on my forehead, so I could read it each time I look in the mirror.

And Christine, if you're still reading my stuff, I beg you - please forgive me! I promise: this will absolutely never happen again.  

3 comments:

Sridhar Chandrasekaran said...

You have such an interesting blog. Thanks for sharing. I'm a self-help blog author and reading blogs is my hobby and I randomly found your blog. I enjoyed reading your posts. All the best for your future blogging endeavors. Please keep in touch with me in Twitter, @selfhelpnemonik

Ray said...


Thank you, Sridhar, for your comment, and your good wishes.

I am on Facebook, but I don't do Twitter.
Twitter is limited to 140 characters, and at an average of
about ten characters per word, that means about 14 words.
If you've read the blog about my being a Scorpio/Monkey,
then you know I can't even say "hello" in fourteen words.

That's why I have this blog. Google doesn't mind if I
talk too much, as long as it attracts readers that they
can follow. You're welcome to comment on here, and give
me your thoughts about it, whenever you wish.

Enjoy your day.

Tommy said...

Sridhar, where is your blog? Just in case Ray or I need some "self-help"?
:-)