Thursday, December 30, 2010

Intro to befuddlements

be·fud·dle  (bi - fud'l)
tr.v. be·fud·dled, be·fud·dling, be·fud·dles
    1. to confuse, muddle, or perplex
    2. to make stupid with drink

It is almost impossible to go out of your house or turn on the TV without witnessing a "Befuddlement." We see confusing things all around and we can react in multiple ways. We can either...

1. Become miffed, irked, bothered or even angry at things we see, smell or hear.

.: or :.

2. Bystand, learn and laugh at what we see.

James Allen explains things best when he says "A man is literally what he thinks, his character being the complete sum of all his thoughts." We react negatively or we bystand and laugh.

So, what kind of am I talking about? What is my idea of a genuine befuddlement?
- The student in class who insists on prolonging an already boring class through asinine/pointless questions.
- The group of people who have NO idea what the movie was about but like it because it is so "artsy" and beautiful.
- Guys who are pregnant with their spouse. "We" are pregnant. (Or for their spouse. "I")

Befuddlements can be idly classified as mere "annoyances", but it is so much more. True befuddlements are hardly every one sided. In fact, your list of befuddlements would likely be much different than mine. You likely do not agree with some of them. The point is, they can make you look at life in a very intriguing light. I pride myself somewhat of an expert at noticing and spectating the craziness around me. To tell you the truth, I cause much of the craziness. But befuddlements make me happy for the people around me and makes life amusing. I will not say that these things are all bad things. Hey, maybe girl jeans just fit you guys better. Maybe you are just a really nice person who thinks creating a spontaneous handshake is the perfect way to "break the ice." So, just keep doing what you are doing if thats what you do. And if those things are some of the things that drive you crazy, sit back and observe. While the world leaves us confused, muddled, and perplexed, there is a chance for us to sit into our bystander roles and watch the quirks, twists and funny contrasts we see everyday.

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