Wellness Wednesday

However, I need to find them interesting.

So make it a game. Do you know what a gratitude journal is? I want you to start an virtue journal. Meet someone, spend some time with them, and don't move on until you can write down three virtues that they live out. And everyone has redeeming qualities. Finding 3 will force you to do two things: occupy your mind with something interesting and force you to see the dignity in that person before you dismiss them.

Counter argument: That's hard Reply: Yeah, so is going through life without friends. Pick your poison.

being treated like a child

Your first meetup might not be the right place. Again, lots of lines in the water. Pro tip - if you have a hard time with small talk, ask people at the meetup questions about the topic of the meetup. If they are there, they want to talk about that kind of thing.

And also.... you might learn enough to be interested. Are you into weight lifting? If no, do you find it interesting? If no, do you know enough about it to decide if its interesting or not? Because, there's a lot of really interesting shit going on there. Did you know that? I didn't a couple years ago. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/iron-culture/id1452114380 https://www.strongerbyscience.com/ https://www.jtsstrength.com/product/scientific-principles-of-strength-training/ https://mythicalstrength.blogspot.com/2019/11/miyamoto-musashi-lifting-dont-focus-on.html

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