Get That Banana


 

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I remember taking a sociology class back in college. In that class, the professor had mentioned a study ( I don’t recall what it was called or who did it) about monkeys put in a cage with a banana just out of reach, to see how hard the monkeys would try to get the banana.

One monkey was put in the cage at first. After a few attempts, he gave up. A second monkey was introduced and tried to get the banana, but his counterpart would try to pull him down; he had already tried to get the snack and failed, so instantly he knew this new monkey wouldn’t reach it if he hadn’t. Additional monkeys were introduced and the same reaction was repeated. No monkeys got the banana because they gave up after being told by the other monkeys they couldn’t get the banana.

What does this tell us about society? That everyone is an asshole, and if  you want the banana, get the damn banana. Don’t let people convince you that you aren’t worth the banana.

Where Did All the Money Go?


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Ever looked at your bank account and said: “WTF?” It’s easy to blow through a whole paycheck. You pay the bills, get some gas, groceries and few necessities, and then… BAM!! Gone.

I used to do that all the time until I started tracking ever little receipt. Thank goodness my current bank added a helpful little tool to categorize all my spending habits so I can track them more carefully. Seriously. Stop using cash (or do it old school and track every single receipt) and you’ll be amazed at where your money goes… like all that alcohol you drink! lol No judgements!

It’s Just What You Might Need


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Helping others has many benefits. For instance, not only does it make you feel good about yourself, but it makes the one your helping feel good too. Remember a those times when you felt you needed help but were too afraid to ask. Just reach out to somebody help them lighten their load. Sometimes all we need is someone to be strong for us and give us a break every once in a while.

What I Don’t Want to Hear


I hate it when people tell me this when I’m struggling to keep my head above water, when I’m hanging off a cliff, or the rope is unraveling at an unprecedented speed and I’m hanging on by the last strand. Thing is- shit can get worse- and it has. But it doesn’t get better unless you take a risk.

Jump.

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Don’t Burst My Bubble…Asshole…


If you’re not happy, it’s your own damn fault. I don’t understand why people gotta be so damn mean to go as far to suck your happiness just because you are succeeding and they are failing. It comes in the form of bullying, negative talk, Debbie-Downers. Let people have what little joy they get in life. Go find your own.

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