TimingĀ 

I was just brought through a whirlwind of unpleasant emotions while watching a movie…. You know when you continue to root for two people to end up together, but the timing is always off for them? Well just picture having that feeling 3 or more times within the span of a hour or so. The reason I say multiply it, is because this movie would arouse the feeling, satiate you with a new love interest for each character, then arouse the feeling again, next they leave you feeling despair and giving up on rooting for the couple, arouse the feeling once more, and then give you a yearning hope for a bit longer, because of course at this point it must be inevitable that they end up together. They did… Thank god… The emotional investment into their romance/ friendship was too much to go through to not have a happy ending. 
I know some of you may be shaking your heads at how caught up in the movie I got, but I swear, it was all too similar to the poor timing we all witness/ go through throughout our lives with potential romantic partners. 
It’s torture to see two people who have an intrinsic connection, a core understanding of one another, and a mutual attraction, just skirting around the issue (liking one another), end up with other people as a result. I know that it’s tempting to wait for the perfect moment or the most romantic way to approach telling someone you have romantic feelings for them. Or possibly, you want to skip over the mundane profession of like, and wait for the perfect moment to kiss them in a manner that conveys all that you feel towards them/ the feeling you get when you’re around them. 
I understand that that is what we all strive for: the moment. When it doesn’t have to be put out there before you are sure they feel the same. It would be a wonderful thing if we could all get the timing down to a T. For two amazing people who have spectacular chemistry to find the moment where their interest in one another is in sync, and they can just sense it. Then you have the moment, and you both feel the magnetic connection you share. You both lean in, and passionately express the pent up desire you have for one another.
That’s the dream, but sadly it’s not always the case. We wait eagerly for the moment, but we get scared and don’t act on it. We fear rejection, so we hold off a little longer. That little longer turns into too long. You share the connection forever, but if you give them any doubt, you may loose your chance. We live in a world where spectacular people are hard to come by, and additionally, they’re typically taken by another spectacular person. Although sometimes we’re lucky enough to find these people while they’re being their amazing selves as a single unit for the time being. Maybe they’ve decided to hold off for someone just like your self. You’ll never know if you don’t cherish this lull in their pursuit for a relationship with someone other than yourself. It will be too late, and perhaps you’ll turn out to be one of two spectacular people they know after that “little longer” you’ve created for yourself is over with. 
Now I’m not saying that each outstanding individual you meet will flit quickly from one romantic interest to the next, but I will tell you this. If you see the spark in their eye that lights up your universe during your time together, chances are others see that spark as well. If you notice how stunningly unique this individual is, in both mind and body, chances are others see it too. Now what is the secret to preserving your moment with them? Show them your spark, and remind them of your existence. Continue to present yourself with opportunities to add on to the connection you both know you have. 
I know we all see yearning and poor timing as romantic in movies because we know they have to end up with one another, but it’s not always as apparent in real life. Sometimes both people don’t recognize an amazing connection until it’s too late. 
Although there’s only a few spectacular people in the world, there’s even less spectacular people’s whose soul resonates with yours. When you find yourself in tune with another, don’t let yourself loose that, because that kind of thing doesn’t come along all too often. 

Tangent, cosine, adjacent.. ? Nope, just two tangentsĀ 

Well it looks like I’ve committed to writing a third post for the theme of tv shows and video games having taught me something, so let’s see how long I can keep this up…
The next show is “suite life on deck.” It was a spin off of the show “the suite life of Zack and Cody.” For those of you who don’t know either show, I’ll begin by introducing “the suite life of Zack and Cody.” The show is based on two twin boys who live with their mom in a hotel that she is employed by. The twins have a typical life, except that they have the constant excitement of living in a large hotel. Now as far as “suite life on deck goes,” it’s still based on the twin’s life, but now they attend a school onboard a cruise ship and they’re older.
Now even though they were older in the show, I myself was still quite young (another show from my childhood), so I still had a few concepts to be introduced to, and one of them was placebos. They explained it in a way that made it very easy to understand.
I distinctly remember sitting in my psychology class I took a few semesters ago, where my teacher mentioned placebos, and I was brought back to the moment when I first heard about them, through that tv show. 
Now even though I promised you all that I would continue with the theme of what I’ve gained from tv shows and video games, I’d like to digress, and elaborate on the concept of placebos. 
To me, the concept of placebos is amazing. I can’t imagine anything to have such a profound affect on your body, as much as your mind does. Our minds are powerful, and our bodies are sensitive to our thoughts. Every unappealing or unfavorable thing that occurs to our body can correlate in some way to our mind and our thinking. When stressed out, some may break out, some may loose hair (or get grey hairs), and some may gain that unfavorable pouch of fat that loves to form where the stomach and pelvic region meet. When relaxed, we appear healthy, because our minds are healthier. When someone sweats because of heat, versus when someone sweats because of nerves (typically smells worse than B. O., but we’ll go with B.O. as the name for now..). It’s all based on what’s going on in our minds. Where I work (a rock climbing gym), the customers I encounter are put into a situation that can induce terrible B.O. I’ve noticed that kids tend to produce the foul smell more than adults, but adults have their fair share of nervous sweating as well. It seems that the fear and adrenaline that surge through a person who is more uncertain of the situation they’ve found themselves in, produces a more unappealing smell than usual. I know pheromones may come into play, but I’ve formed a little hypotheses of my own… What if, back in more primal times, this nasty smell was supposed to warn others that there was danger nearby (like how gas from gas stoves has been made to smell nasty as hell when the knobs are turned and the gas starts leaking, in order to alert the owners of a leak). Or since confidence and security in oneself during situations of uncertainty is an admirable quality of a leader, maybe the scent was supposed to notify others of social ranking. 
Readers I think you may be upset to know, but I just went on a tangent while going on a tangent, so back to my first tangent… 
The mind is powerful, and the results from changing your mindset are amazing. Also, the ability to trick yourself into a false belief (or belief that isn’t fully full proof) that brings about positive results is fascinating. 
Such as the idea of faith. Not faith in any particular religion, but a faith in a higher deity. The belief that there is an explanation to all of this, and that there is someone (something) looking over you, or some universal pull to lead you down the correct path. Having faith in just the basic idea of a higher power is very calming. You don’t feel alone anymore. When you find yourself in silence, all alone with your thoughts, you know that your deity is like an imaginary friend sitting right beside you.