Monday, March 2, 2009

A moi la peine, à toi la vie

It's been a crazy few weeks.

My plans to teach Ballroom have really exploded into something I absolutely love. Granted, it's still in the planning stages. (If you're familiar with the INTP, you'll know that such is where I get most of my joy in this type of thing -- planning/thinking/scheming/figuring things out/etc.) I've decided to partner business-wise with my ballroom partner (who teaches Classical Ballet) to form a nonprofit dance academy. I'm loving it.

Who would have thought that I would enjoy playing with the bureaucracies of starting up a business... but I am enjoying it. I think it's mostly because it's new to me, something I haven't delved into yet.

However, there has been a heaviness that I've been feeling kind of in the distance. It's almost sorrow, but mostly undefined. Granted, I'm fairly certain the root: People who believe life is life for some but a sentence for others.

I don't know how to deal with them any more. They think it's okay for life to be [expletive deleted] because it will all be worth it in the next life.

The next life.

What about this one?


What about this one?


  1. President Hinckley said "In all of living, have much fun and laughter. Life is to be enjoyed, not just endured."

  2. Haha, I'm an INTP too! I didn't realize we're only 1% of the population.

  3. Good quote, Alan! I like this one:

    “Romantic love is not only a part of life, but literally a dominating influence of it. It is deeply and significantly religious. There is no abundant life without it.” (Elder Boyd K. Packer, BYU Fireside, Nov. 3, 1963).

  4. Alan & Scott: That's exactly what I mean, much of the LDS population believes homosexuals are exceptions to these quotes. I gave Scott's quote to my parents and they said, "Elder Packer was talking about heterosexual romance, not homosexual romance [because homosexual romance doesn't truly exist]."

    Colin: We may be only 1% of the general population, but I would bet we're probably 20-30% of the online population (if not more).

    And I don't know about you, but I absolutely love being an INTP.

  5. I think I could stand to do a little less reflecting/evaluating and a bit more action. It's pretty boss, though INTJ's are called Masterminds. What blatant favoritism!