These were written a few years ago when I quit Coles - They’re drafted resignation letters. Written by Me, Olive, Jack and Mitchell at the first Music NT conference thingy. Found them in my cupboard and I found them amusing.
Dear Anthony (boss),
I hereby tender my resignation of my job at Darwin Coles. My time spent working there was enjoyable but I sadly must move on.
Thank you for understanding,
I regret to inform you that I will no longer be working at Coles Mitchell Centre. I know you probably think it is for my own good, but I dislike it when you tie me up and beat me with rope. I also dislike it when you write racist slurs on my body with acid. I know you want the best from your employees, but actually, it hurts. :(
I’m running away and never coming back
—-#3—- (writing is messy)
Fuck u. I am quitting my job at coles. I AM tiRED OF YOUr CONSTANT Condesending SpeecheZ TOWArds me and i am returning your dog. Half of it aCTually
I have decided to leave Coles, as I am developing confusing, sexual feelings towards you.
Well it’s not like i really ‘answered’ anything…
THAT’ S NOT A QUESTION!!!!!!
Just not much happening really.
This guy is awesome! His spoken word stuff is great too!
I love Gary Coleman, he was awesome in that episode of the simpsons
One thing I always found very interesting was how we make our emotions. Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy (REBT) says (and this is probably a simplified, wrong way of paraphrasing it), that feelings of anger, despair, depression etc. stem from irrational beliefs about things that happen to you in life.
There are three main rational beliefs that people uphold, which cause most of the emotional dysfunction in the world.
ONE - “I absolutely MUST, under practically all conditions and at all times, perform well (or outstandingly well) and win the approval (or complete love) of significant others. If I fail in these important—and sacred—respects, that is awful and I am a bad, incompetent, unworthy person, who will probably always fail and deserves to suffer.”
TWO - “Other people with whom I relate or associate, absolutely MUST, under practically all conditions and at all times, treat me nicely, considerately and fairly. Otherwise, it is terrible and they are rotten, bad, unworthy people who will always treat me badly and do not deserve a good life and should be severely punished for acting so abominably to me.”
THREE - “The conditions under which I live absolutely MUST, at practically all times, be favorable, safe, hassle-free, and quickly and easily enjoyable, and if they are not that way it’s awful and horrible and I can’t bear it. I can’t ever enjoy myself at all. My life is impossible and hardly worth living.”
These beliefs, when upheld, are the main causes of prolonged periods of anger, depression, feelings of worthlessness, anxiety, intolerance. I think it’s pretty much true.
You can learn to challenge these beliefs, which takes time and effort, but it sounds like it would be rewarding. I’d love to see an REBT psychologist, and talk about all my issues with them; there’s a limit to how much you can do by yourself.
The idea is that, whenever you feel like judging yourself (even if it’s a good judgement), or anyone else, you learn to challenge those thoughts and overcome the implications of judgement. No one is ‘worthwhile’ or ‘worthless’ - nothing can instil extra worth onto anyone or anything. We are all just people, and if we deserve to live, we deserve it simply because we are alive.
The ideas are endlessly complicated, and it’s possible I misunderstand them. I’ve tried to stop judging people, because I guess I believe that people are the product of their past experiences. So if a man (or woman) is a murderer, it’s either because a) his brain is broken, or b) he’s had traumatic experiences in his past, which fucked up his mind.
Now who could blame them for either of those situations? I’ve heard that most rapists are raped themselves when they’re children. No one can say that they’d do something differently than someone else if they’d had the same life. Because it either comes down to an intrinsic difference in their brains, or an experience they’ve had, and never been able to recover from.
Obviously we should lock away the murderers and rapists, they shouldn’t be allowed to hurt anyone. But no one should judge, and no one should hate. If anything, feel pity I guess.
Actually tumblr, I have a book you should read on the subject.
My Brain is Hanging Upside Down. Or Danny Says. Why not listen to both.
I think you might like Pokey the Penguin Abbey.
There are over a thousand of these.
The Descendents, The Ramones, The Stooges, The Clash, The Sex Pistols, Radio Birdman, Eddy Current Suppression Ring, Against Me!
Totally regretting tumblr right now. But yeah.
Probably something to do with their upbringing…
AAAARGH I’M ANGRY NOW
And I know it’s just Mark and Blake following right now.
I don’t really intend to be using tumblr for much. Sometimes I like to write things down and put them in a semi public place. I use facebook for all the other stuff. I have a myspace and a soundcloud for my music, and I don’t look at photography much.