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Thursday, July 15, 2010
Random Thoughts -- Seriously
That didn't happen.
Someone called me at 6:15 and said, "Hey, get your [explicative] over to the Ozona on Greenville." Faced with such demands, I was, of course, pressured to acquiesce.
The Ozona Bar & Grill in Dallas is kind of a neat place. It's full of lovely people to look at.and I spent a lot of time ogling the various eye candies. Furthermore they have Franziskaner on tap which is one of my favorite brewskies. And, if that weren't enough, the stuff is on sale for $2/glass. It's almost cheaper than drinking at home!
The people I was to meet there were already a bit tipsy by the time I arrived. There is nothing quite as entertaining as intellectual drunk people trying to have stimulating conversation on a patio full of eye candy. I listened and I watched.
Eventually, my instigating personality got the better of my good judgment and I decided to try and come up with a debate topic that was nearly completely illogical, but filled with enough angst for intellectual drunk people to argue about it.
It happened when someone asked if I'd be willing to kill someone for a billion dollars (strange but true). This, of course, led to the topic of everyone's price. In a chain reaction kind of way, this got me to thinking of my 6 months, or was it 3 months, of visiting a psychologist. I remember my psychologist telling me that I need to do a better job of enforcing my boundaries.
If you are still with me, then I am impressed. In the "everyone has their price" argument, someone brought up the idea of limits. I think her limit was that she couldn't take the wings off a butterfly for a free trip to anywhere in the world (random, but true). The belief that if you have limits then you don't have a price.
If you combine the two schools of thought, it struck me that my psychologist could have been telling me that I have no limits which sounds cool. If you tell someone you have no boundaries, that sounds like a bad thing. If you tell someone they have no limits, then it's a good thing. But, isn't boundary just a limited synonym of limit? Or should I say a synonym of limit with boundaries?
And, my debate topic was born: Are limits and boundaries the same thing?