My Behavior

I have never been diagnosed with any mental problems, but sometimes I struggle with my mental well-being.  It seems like many bloggers have developed some type of a psychological disorder, but perhaps it is just temporary, and they are just saying what is on their minds.  I think of myself as being mostly normal, but sometimes I have a difficult time getting along with others.  I have never set a criterion for my behavior, and I consider myself to be spontaneous and a if it feels good do it type of person, sort of like Fandango’s whatever floats your boat saying.  I know the difference between what is wrong and right, and I try to be a moral person.  I value myself and I guess I set the bar high when it comes to demonstrating compassion and empathy for others.  If I go out on a date with somebody and I realize that it is not going to work out for us, I will end the relationship as I don’t want to waste my time or her time.  I am not going to compromise my standards and maybe that is why I don’t get many dates.  I know what I want and what I like and I ain’t gonna be treated this old way.

Written for Sadje’s Sunday Poser #99, where she asks us, “What criteria of behavior you set for yourself?  Do you set the bar high?  Or do you give yourself leeway as you’d give to a friend, family member or a stranger?”

18 thoughts on “My Behavior

  1. You are “normal”. Everyone has times when they are too blunt for their own good, but it’s the standard for society in this time. Mental illness (IMO) is when others start telling you stuff like “Geez. You act so WEIRD” or “You’re being too sensitive” more than once. Second when you start getting odd looks because you may talk to yourself in public or act more bizarrely. And one knows, without a doubt when one is dealing with a geranium in their cranium. It’s just there, can’t turn it off any more than someone could shut off a part of their personality. Just my thoughts. Nice post Jim.

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  2. I think a lot of bloggers seem troubled because writing is often a good way to get at least temporary catharsis for a lot of people. Happy folks with nothing to complain about aren’t going to blog much, especially those in good romantic relationships. Why would they blog? 😜

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  3. Thanks Jim for sharing your thoughts. I agree with Paula that often people vent in their writing as a it has a therapeutic effect. As far as I’ve seen, you’re a courteous person and are careful of the feelings of others.

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  4. No doubt it’s been a struggle for most of us regarding our mental states over the past two years. Covid has played a big part, so thankfully things have settled down in that aspect, even though I do get a ‘look’ sometimes when I’m wearing my mask!

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