Today shedded light on how some people need to learn to take it as well as they give it. My personal belief is that if you want to fuck with someone, expect to be fucked with. It isn’t exactly difficult to prepare yourself for exactly what you are doing to someone. For example, if you think its ok to joke about someone’s intelligence and brain power, then don’t get upset if they make a joke about your intelligence. If you don’t think you can handle retorts, then please do not give someone the reason to retort.
I am still a bit angry with how he belittled me in front of my coworkers, and then straight up insulted me by calling me condicending and a dick. I let it slide because I had a meeting to set up. I really wanted to rip him a new one once he said it too.
Other than that single incident, today went well. I watched an episode of House a long time ago. It described something called the “social contract.” where in a friendship or relationship, you know what you can and cannot say. It isn’t something you have written down, you just know not to talk about certain subjects. A good example is “does this dress make me look fat?” Because of the social contract, you are going to say “no of course not, I do like the other color more though.” If you don’t have the social contract, you are likely to say, “The dress doesn’t make you look fat, you do that pretty well without the dress.” There are certain individuals, either through their upbringing or through personal choice choose to ignore this social contract. I only know of 3 or 4 so far that are friends with me. It is very good to have someone like this because you can learn a lot from it. if you suck at speaking, most people will tell you you were fine even if you fucked up. That one person will tell you. It may not be what you want to hear, but it is what you need to hear sometimes.
I am no psychologist, and these again are my beliefs on these matters.
What I learned today: Lua is very similar to C. It uses a very flexible array system called tables which will accept strings as identifiers.