Last week during break time at work I was outside having a cigarette with a bunch of other co-workers. It was a clear dry night and the moon was glowing red. Somehow the conversation turned to science and the unknown. Subjects such as the end of the world, the Mayan calendar being related to all the natural disasters and space were being discussed. Then somebody asked 'who thinks aliens exist?'. I spoke out and said yeah I do. He laughed, looked at me like I had 2 heads and then asked 'So you've seen an alien then?' while still chuckling under his breath. No, have you seen God then? He shut up pretty quickly.
I just don't get it. Why is it perfectly acceptable to believe in God but if you believe that aliens exist you're branded an idiot. Is society really so closed-minded.
So let me get this straight, It's perfectly normal, acceptable and even expect
Last night some lucky sod in our town won 8.7 million euros on the lottery. Thankfully I don't know him (because lets be honest, nobody wants to know a lottery winner) but it did get me thinking 'what if'. We all daydream about it at some stage but what if it really happened? Just imagine yourself, sitting down with ticket in hand waiting for the results. The first 2 numbers get read out, you raise an eyebrow and perhaps glance at your partner. The 3rd and 4th number get called and suddenly you have entered the 'serious' territory. Your palms start sweating and your heartbeat increases. You know that the chances of the next few numbers matching what you have are a million to one, you're no longer looking up at the telly now. You're fixated on that piece of paper in your hand and the voice on the telly. The final numbers get read out and suddenly you go into a state of shock. You have won
During the holiday season somebody asked me what my new years resolution is. I couldn't come up with an answer so they suggested that I quit smoking. Let me just make one thing clear here. When somebody tells you to quit smoking it only makes you want to continue to smoke. The more people tell you to quit the less likely you are to quit. That's a fact. It's a physcological thing that can't be explained. Quitting has to be your idea, it has to be YOU that tells yourself that it's time to quit. Otherwise it wouldn't feel like a personal achievement. It would just feel like you quit out of peer pressure. When I quit smoking it'll be a time when people have stopped nagging about it. I quit when I want to, not when you tell me to.
Moving on, somebody else suggested that I stop playing video games. I play video games as a hobby. Some people collect stamps, some people make model airplanes, som