Hello and welcome!
You might ask why the name?
Fire & Ice… I think it fits my personality as many of my friends would attest to that… 😀 I am passionate about things I care about.
You might ask why the blog?
I’ve been doing it for quite a while now on another site, not happy, so I moved it here and see if it works better
What is this blog about? Anything and everything.
One of my hobbies is psychology. I say a hobby, because I never studied officially. It became a conscious thought after leaving the old country many years ago. I was trying to understand the collapse of my family, but I will not get into that, too personal and painful.
Working in the restaurant business for 10+ years gave me an insight in the workings of the human brain. Read anything I could get my hands on, but learned mostly by watching people. I studied the face and its expressions, most people don’t realize what could be read from a face, especially the eyes, along with the body language. I stopped reading faces in depth, I don’t want to know more than I have to.
One major observation I have is that people don’t communicate enough. I mean they talk, but do they communicate? In so many relationships I observed that important factor is missing, and I am not talking only about relationships between couples, but parent and child, siblings, friends, co-workers and even fleeting interactions in a store or on the street.
I find most people superficial and shallow. I have prejudices too, I don’t deny it, but I lost a lot of them along the way. I find most people are too self-centered to get past that first impression.
I felt like an outsider most of my life, landing in situations beyond my control and was judged by where I am from or how I was dressed. I am a non-conformist by the so called “normal people” rules, because I don’t accept things without logic or common sense.
Not that I care about what most people I come in contact with say. I only care for the opinion of the people who matter in my life.
I wasn’t always like this, but life taught me the hard way thru many blows, but I think I turned out pretty good.
Laughter and sarcasm are part of my daily life. Life is short and I try to live each day to the fullest. Sometimes I fall short of that goal, and I have regrets, but try not to dwell on them. They surface sometimes when I hit bottom, but I try to get past them. I can’t change the past, only the way I look back on it and what I do with what I learned from it.
I think of my life as a book, still being written, with many chapters, most of them pretty good, a few of them pretty bad. I guess because I am an avid reader. I read over 250 books a year.
So… I hope you will come back again to read and maybe respond to my ramblings. If it makes you think, either agreeing or disagreeing, then I accomplished what I set out to do.
Happy reading! ‘Till next time.