No, it’s not a word but I have now made it one. Pop it in your dictionary. A selfishism: a dark horrible organism that sucks your insides and feeds ideas into you brain that you’re the only human that matters.
Several things bring me to this week’s theme. I recently watched ‘The Other Woman.’ Which I thorougly enjoyed. I do believe Cameron Diaz is my BFF waiting to happen. Don’t we all? It’s a very funny film full of heart. But to the point there’s a line- ‘selfish people live longer, ‘ which caught my attention.
There was also reinforcement of this notion discovered in my Stephen King book, he wrote- ‘selfish people are happier.’
I’m deducing that because you do exactly what you want, when you want, you’re happier and therefore live longer or something along those lines. What a horrible concept! Because I don’t believe that if you’re only self-serving you could possible be fulfilled. And I believe you can be happier if you aren’t selfish. I hope that’s not just me.
Of course you need to look after yourself. I’m not saying be a doormat, but you can look after others in the process. That’s not being selfish. That’s being smart. Sometimes it’s hard to see you’re being selfish. I have done it many times, we all have I’m sure. It’s about being aware and recognizing the behaviour.
On the practical side of things I went back to work after 3 weeks away. Wow. That was tough! I was a bit of a zombie, as it has been a hectic few weeks. Sadly Camilla is leaving. And 3 of the girls are on holidays next week. Oh yay.
Apart from that it was a super hectic week. Mum and I saw ‘The Commitments (brilliant), ‘The Book of Mormon,’ (hilarious again), the Graham Norton Show, with Zac Efron, Matt Leblanc, Seth Rogan, and Kaiser Chiefs performing- (all bloody brilliant).
Ate Chinese, Indian and Tesconese (yes, that’ s food from Tesco). Drank with Stu and Brendan on Friday night. Had coffee with Kelly at Notting Hill Markets before popping mum on the plane back to Aussie 🙁
After that I kinda didn’t know what to do with myself (cue song). So I went to the movies, which always cheers me up. Especially when my BFF is onscreen, hehe.
- Book of Mormons (long moment)
What I did that scared me:
- Submitted a story to the Graham Norton show, to be considered for the ‘red chair’
- Starting writing again
- Show, shows and shows
- Having nothing to do on Sunday
- Saying bye to mum
- More bloody rain
- Checking around 8000 emails at work
What I learnt:
- It’s good to be selfish sometimes to look after you but it’s not so good to be selfish for the sake of it…