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September 6, 2009 12:30 AM
what about moods and social progress?
Depending on what mood I am in, I tend to think of myself as "socially lazy" when I am outside of work. I have the right attitude when it comes to going out to my job 4-5 days a week, while attempting to advance my career, as well as keeping on the ball with my finances. However, I feel I tend to come up short when it comes to social interaction in large groups and parties, and based on some of my past experience, why bother trying to interact with others if it is not so engaging and difficult to keep up with other's conversations? I tend to think that if I go out to these social events, I'll feel worse than I did than if I were to just stay at home. As an individual with Asperger syndrome, I am good with keeping on the ball with my priorities, but I feel socially lazy at times unwilling to go out to social events due to all the crowdedness, drinking, and noise (and sometimes the temperature can be uncomfortable because there is either no a/c or too much body heat in the room). So, how do I avoid being socially lazy feeling difficulty meeting people?
September 4, 2009 2:06 PM
Self Starters Apply Here
Thank you Rabbi for the message today. Not quite sure of the word zreses? but I think I understand the meaning. That you can see what you have already done in the past and have a better self-image today about what you are capable of accomplishing.. So that you can be positive in your abilities and be a self starter. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~For whatever reason when I hire someone to help me, I can pitch right in and work like a steamshovel. But to start a chore or a project myself means it will probably not get finished. Thank you for the uplift today. Going to get to work on the self imaging.
September 1, 2009 4:32 PM
Very inspirational. Thank you very much.
I will now act with zreezus (I think that was the word).
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