One of my goals this year is to whittle down my draft blog post so come the end of the year I have under 5 of them…..this may end up being a bigger task then I think but oh well aim high they say. This particular one has been sitting in my drafts since the 7th of February 2018 yes that is official over a year now.
Back at the time I was doing a re watch of Sex and the City which to be honest I am probably due for again, while some of its story lines and plots are probably out dated and need a refresh like many shows from the late 90s early 00s. But still a lot can be learnt from them, you can’t know how far you have come without knowing where you came from. Anyway that is a bit of digression from where this blog was meant to go.
Why does one minus a plus one feel like it adds up to zero??
Now Carrie is talking about not having a plus one to a wedding but you know what this can apply to so many things in life. Lets start with the relationship side and being single, I may not be single now but I remember when life was going smoothly with friends, work, family, sports and everything else going on but all these pluses seemed a little less for the one minus. We spend so much time focusing on the one little thing we don’t have regardless of all the things we do have. So Why does one minus a plus one feel like it adds up to zero?
No we should base our positive life outcomes around having a partner so here is another example where I being true to myself can only focus on the one Debbie Downer thing in my life (Disco can attest to this and if you ever meet him please ask him how Debbie is going), while we were first dating I was technically job less (I was working temp but continuing to look for work) and then that finished up and I was really job less but all I could focus on was the lack of work that I had and the decreasing funds in my bank account. Even tho I had all these other positive aspects to my life, I was still playing sports, being social and had a new boyfriend but this one minus just wouldn’t let the pluses add up.
Life is full of curve balls and things won’t always go according to plan, not everything will be a plus, minus’ will come along some tiny inconveniences others hurtling meteors about to cause another ice age those poor dinosaurs (I am great with metaphors aren’t I).
I guess its how you deal with them when they arise I just become grumpy, moody and Debbie Downer and Negative Nelly tend to come and visit for a while. Which I am pretty sure Disco may punch me now that he is here if it ever happens again.
Also for those maths nerds out there yes -1+1 does equal 0 if you want to get all literal on me.