12.14.2009

no christmas presents this year. dont get me anything. as much as i love to be generous and give tons of gifts, i feel really wrong spending tons of my dads money when college is already costing him tons of money. so. lets make this year a less commercial christmas and more jesus christ-mas. tho i will not stop writing cards or mass baking and being the free cookie vending machine this year. according to some study, generous people apparently have lower rates of heart disease and better immune systems. lol. that makes total sense. on the one hand my dad has trained me to be stingy. on the other hand, giving presents is so happyful. i dont understand myself.

proverbs 13:7. "One man pretends to be rich, yet has nothing; another pretends to be poor, yet has great wealth." this verse takes on new meaning. at least the second part. rich people are stingy. thats what its saying. i think. "baba can i go on this trip?" "you think we're rich???" yeah. ok. funny. we're not extravagantly rich but we have plenty.


stuck in my head: canadian please (julia bentley and andrew gunadie)

4 comments:

  1. It's fine with us if you don't want to give gifts this year, and it's understandable, but don't go telling others not to give you gifts. You said yourself that "giving presents is so happyful" (Elena). Are you denying others that happiness of giving you a present? Even if you do not give this year, you should still accept anything you receive with gratitude.

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  2. i didnt say i would reject any gift anyone gave me. its just social norm for gifts to be reciprocal. i was warning the world that any presents would not be reciprocated and that i dont expect anything. it would be weird to say im not giving presents but still imply that you expect to receive presents. most of the world don't see giving as i do. i'm not trying to deny anyone of any happiness. it was an advisory, not a command. i still love receiving presents.

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  3. You never did say you are denying gifts, but you did say to not get you anything. That actually does change the mind of some people who would've been happy to give you presents. That is what I was referring to. Better choice of words I guess? But i guess you putting that comment on here wouldnt change the mind of anyone anyways. the only people who actually read this normally are wesley, leon, dawning, and this old fool jerry cho. maybe a few others.

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  4. I like the video. xDDD So catchyyy

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