I'm Keith. I'm 27. I'm Australian. I've never really been the kind of person who fits in, anywhere.
I tend to stand out, for better or worse. I tend not to care what most people think of me, except the people who encourage me to keep being me.
I'm the kind of guy who will quite happily walk down the street in a trenchcoat, top hat, vest, and tie, and not care about the weird looks I get.
I've got three piercings, and one tattoo. I'm looking to get more tattoos, but I'm not sure about more piercings.
I vent my frustrations, anxiety, and depression by writing what could be described as rock music inspired poetry, and frequently by just simply writing about them on this very blog.
I believe the world would be a better place, if we could each make an effort, at least once per day, to make someone else smile.
Feel free to add me on: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/KeithLearmonth
Windows Live: Keith_Learmonth@hotmail.com
And finally, I have a story of that happening to me.
Mick Foley, on his official facebook page ( https://www.facebook.com/RealMickFoley?fref=nf ), asked fans to give one reason why they like him:
I decided, seeing as I’ve started reading his book today, to comment, referencing the book’s foreword. I mentioned I had 760 reasons to like him, because of the 760 hand-written pages he wrote that book on. And not only did he “like” my comment, he thanked me for it. (If you’re curious, 2 comments are edited out in this next picture, to protect privacy of those commenters)
All in all… that made my day a lot better.
And the reactions I’ve seen online to this tragedy tell me a few things:
1) Tragic deaths don’t happen often here. And that’s a good thing, for sure. But it also means that when they do happen, they get blown out of proportion.
2) People often don’t look into reasons for things before forming a reaction.
And, to tie the first two together:
3) They already have a man facing charges in the case, who was named by the surviving witness, (who he also attacked), and already had a restraining order against him. It’s pretty much a given, plain fact at this point, that this killing was not some random act. It was specifically targeting one, or possibly two people.
What this should tell people is that it really hasn’t made this town any more dangerous. Statistically speaking, there won’t be another murder here for 4 years now.
I found out my copy of “Have a nice day” by Mick Foley had arrived in the mail.
I’m back now though.
Because there’s controversial things in their holy texts.
I thought about it for a moment, and pointed out that, you know, very few people of any religion truly follow their religious texts to the letter. They use logic and common sense to decide which parts don’t apply in a modern world.
The reply I got, was that this person follows their religion’s texts to the letter… and even though with one google search, I found multiple things I know for a fact they do, which are technically prohibited by their religion’s texts… I didn’t confront them with this information.
Sometimes, I reach a point where I know that in trying to educate someone, all I’m going to do is piss them off… so I stop trying. I don’t know what that says about me.
But one thing I can say, is that if you never do wrong by me, and you don’t insist on judging me for the actions caused by my mental illness, I will stand by you as long as I can.
I will be gone until Tuesday after I log off tonight.
To criticise one entire religion, and all its people, for acts committed in it’s name, if you willfully ignore similar acts perpetrated by other religions.
Most major religions have had some psychopaths commit terrible crimes in the name of their chosen god. If you’re going to criticise one for it, you have to consider the rest too… or just accept that these were the acts of individuals, or small groups, and not of the religions as a whole.
I think there is a lot of people who tend to have an issue with those who have tattoos, piercings, dyed hair… pretty much anything that makes them stand out, if they can’t hide it while working, or anything like that.
I have a theory as to why this might be. People like that, unless they’re total pricks, generally won’t have an issue with alternative people, if they see them walking down the street, or whatever. But this changes when that person is behind a counter, or in a hospital, or is driving a bus, or, you know, basically anything where they may require that person’s services.
So, my theory is, based on this thought, that perhaps it’s because these people have a tendency to see staff of a business or public venue as faceless, nameless drones. They see them as no more than cogs in the machine, there only to provide a service.
When someone looks very plain, it’s easy to talk to them, get what you need, then forget everything about them. However, when someone has a look that’s very distinctive, it will stay in their minds. They remember that person. And in doing so, they acknowledge that they are in fact another human, and not just a part of a machine. It forces them to humanise them. And that, is my theory as to why some people are so bothered by alternative people holding service jobs.
Of course, I’m probably wrong, and it’s much more likely that they simply fear what’s different, and the idea that someone different could do a good job at providing them with something they need, probably forces them to confront the idea that their preconceived notions are entirely incorrect… and let’s face it, people who try to be like everyone else, seldom like to be told they’re wrong.
I mean, if I only played as characters like myself, I’d only like accident prone men with a bad knee and terrible coordination who avoid violent confrontations.
And let’s be honest, that would make for pretty much the worst protagonist ever.
I always feel better after my hair is freshly dyed.