I’m Terrified

Why I Do It — Consider Yourself

This site asks about what motivates people and why people do stuff. It is a mandatory visit for all who are in constant multi-task mode, rushing nowhere, anticipating chaos, and accomplishing less than their abilities might allow.

1. Why do I participate in Internet communities such as MySpace.com, FaceBook.com, Twitter, & others? I participate because: I don’t participate in community sites; I participate but why is none of your business.

2-A. Why do I drive through red lights and stop signs? Because: I don’t drive through red lights. I drive through red lights but why is none of your business.

2-B. When I drive, I often: Let multi-tasking rule my life by drinking bottled water, talking on my cell phone, and eating. Drive through red lights because I have no time to pause for all that cross traffic to drive by just because their light turned green. Veer sideways to squeeze around the back end of a car in front of me that has had the audacity to slow before making its turn left or right. And I don’t care how close I come to hitting that car or oncoming traffic. Fail to stop at an intersection even when I have a stop sign. Instead, I roll on out nearly into oncoming left or right traffic to perhaps avoid stopping at all. Drive through stop signs because I see no reason to pause just to check for other cars that should wait for me anyway. Drive close to the rear of the car in front of me because I need to go faster… even if that other car is driving over the speed limit.

3-A. Why am I arrogant and rude when talking with coworkers? Because: I am not arrogant & rude with coworkers; I am arrogant & rude with coworkers but why is none of your business.

3-B. When I meet with my coworkers to discuss work, I often: Let multi-tasking rule by over-speaking, rushing & interrupting; Interrupt and over-speak just about anyone to be heard even if I am not sure I know what I am talking about; Interrupt and over-speak just about anyone to be heard even when I have nothing of value to say; Bring bottled water and/or coffee, cell phone (leaving the ringer on so people learn how important I am), iPod, and dress down to be especially cool; Pause before interjecting my opinions & ideas to be reasonably sure of their relevance & value.

4-A. Why do I push quickly through the aisles disregarding other shoppers in grocery and other stores? Because: I do not push & disregard other shoppers. I do push & disregard other shoppers but why is none of your business.

4-B. When shopping, I often: Let multi-tasking rule my life.
I race through the aisles quickly grabbing stuff, get checked out, rush back to my SUV, start it, & back out of the parking spot while cell calling someone who has no more to say than I do; Let other shoppers pass by while I casually shop for enjoyable treats for my family & me; Stand firm against those many nasty shoppers who want to beat me to the next aisle.

5-A. Why am I rude and short with family members at mealtimes? Because: I am not rude & short with family members at mealtimes. I am rude with family members at mealtimes but why is none of your business.

5-B. When having dinner with my family, I often: Let multi-tasking rule my life; Interrupt and over-speak just about anyone to be heard even if I am not sure I know what I am talking about; Join in our relaxed conversations about each other & our day’s activities.
Enjoy cooking, sharing good food, & cleaning up; Anticipate the meal ending & having my private time.

6-A. Why do I plan my days with little regard for family & friends who may have conflicting plans? Because: I plan my days with consideration for family & friends appointments; I plan my days with little regard for family & friends but why is none of your business. 6-B. When planning my days, I often: Let multi-tasking rule my life; Plan specific time slots for my private time; Plan time slots for my away-from-work family time together.

7. Please select the Type from below that best describes you and your behavior.

Type 5 —  I’m fairly OK considering today’s chaotic, angry, hateful culture. A rational & reasonable person who knows where he is going & how to get there successfully.

Type 4 —  I’m just barely hanging in & surviving. A somewhat reasonable, yet irrational person afraid of appearing inadequate to his peers, uncertain of where he is going & how to get there successfully.

Type 3 —  I’m so lost I don’t know what found means. A person of average intellect who thinks little about where he is going, has been encapsulated by circumstances into a down lifestyle, respects little, & cares less.

Type 2 —  I’m going to find myself when I’m ready & not before. An innocent bystander in life going nowhere, angry that things have not worked out in his favor, even though many aspects of his life are reasonably good. He is unsure why, but certain he must dislike & take revenge upon others at all times.

Type 1 —  I want yours & everyone’s blood. An angry person, totally out of control, irrational, & unreasonable who has no self-respect, no comprehension of life’s positive possibilities & its good fortune. He operates strictly to inflict damage upon his employer, neighbors, family members, & coworkers.

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