How mindful are you?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by slobake, Jul 12, 2013.

  1. slobake

    slobake resident ... something

    You have had a hard day at work and you get a seat on mass transit looking forward to relaxing on your way home. Wrong! You have to listen to some Rhodes Sholar blabbing loudly on their cellphone about some inane crap. Are ther really not in touch with what they are doing are do they just don't care?
    I'm guessing that most of us wouldn't do that sort of thing but just how aware are we?
    I sit next to the door in my office and 95 percent of the people here let the door slam loudly without a second thought . Some days it drives me crazy. A friend told me that it isn't the door the irratates me as much as the idea that people are not showing me respect. Yup that's it alright, now that I know this I have a lot easier time of dealing with it. I don't need to take it personal, people just aren't paying attention. If I didn't sit here I might not notice either.
    I wonder how many things I do like this that I am not aware of? At least the things my wife hasn't told me about yet. :p

    A note to all you fixer uppers. I'm not looking for help dealing with the slamming door but thank you for your suggestions anyway. :bag:
  2. Phil Smith

    Phil Smith Mr Sumisu 2 U

    May 30, 2000
    Peoples Republic of Brooklyn
    Creator of: iGigBook for Android/iOS
    Most people aren't mindful, but some are.
  3. Biggbass

    Biggbass Supporting Member

    Dec 14, 2011
    Planet Earth
    I don't care for others having loud cell phone conversations in small in elevators for instance. Last time a guy got on an elevator I was riding and continued his cell phone conversation at a volume that was obnoxious, I whipped out my cell phone and started speaking even louder than he was about some guy that just got on the elevator and was talking into his cell phone at a loud volume..I was speaking to no one ...but he got the message pretty fast. I'm about reaching a point where I'm just want to blurt out, "I'm not interested in having to listen to your phone conversation so please take it down a notch or catch the next elevator".

    I always liked the scene in the movie "Crazy People" where Dudley Moore gets out of his car on the bridge going into Manhattan during stopped traffic, and grabs the car phone from the guy in the car next to him, rips it out of the guys car and throws it into the river...then says, "people who talk on car phones annoy other people!"
  4. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal
    I tend to be pretty mindful, but there are occasions when I am unaware my actions are affecting someone else. Its a work in progress.
  5. Ziltoid

    Ziltoid I don't play bass

    Apr 10, 2009
    I'm very mindful, unless drunk.

    Btw, there's a door slamming thread somewhere in OT.
  6. slobake

    slobake resident ... something

    Me too. I grew up in a situation where my peace of mind depended on not being noticed. I learned how to be very aware of what is going on in any situation.
    I also spent time practicing Zen Buddhism and a big part of that is mindfullness. I still meditate and work on staying mindful. I feel like I am on a journey that I have just started though.
  7. pacojas

    pacojas "FYYA BUN"

    Oct 11, 2009
    when i'm mindful hardly anyone notices, but i like it that way!;)
  8. slobake

    slobake resident ... something

    I have no awareness of that. :p
  9. same here
  10. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal
    That tends to be one of the aforementioned occasions.
  11. fraublugher


    Nov 19, 2004
    ottawa, ontario, canada
    music school retailer
    That door needs a couple rubber nipples , install them covertly , no one will notice.

    You now owe me one frosty beverage.:D
  12. Bloodhammer

    Bloodhammer Twinkle Twinkle Black Star

    Jul 7, 2009
    Shreveport, Louisiana
    I'm naturally sneaky, so I tend to be very mindful so no one notices me doing whatever it is I'm doing. It's not necessarily because I'm doing something devious (though on occasion I am :ninja:), but mostly because I hate having to stop and shoot the breeze and be personable with people when I'm doing something.
  13. Tituscrow

    Tituscrow Inactive

    Feb 14, 2011
    NW England
    My mind is always full. But I couldn't possibly tell you what it's full of.
  14. Unrepresented

    Unrepresented Something Borderline Offensive

    Jul 1, 2006
    San Diego, CA
    Where my mindfulness ends and others' hypersensitivity begins is still being debated by science.
  15. Bloodhammer

    Bloodhammer Twinkle Twinkle Black Star

    Jul 7, 2009
    Shreveport, Louisiana
    I have an idea of what....


  16. RED J

    RED J Lol

    Jan 23, 2000
    If what you mean is being aware of how your actions affect others, very. I have come to better terms with how I view others who seem not to be. I used to write them off as thoughtless and self centered. I have learned though, by careful observation, most are just not aware that there is anything wrong with their actions. This taught me that a big part of the cure for my annoyance was admitting I was too judgmental. Things are easier to overlook now.