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Jan. 5th, 2006 | 02:07 pm
music: O-Zone -- Dragostea Din Tei
You know, I went to the store today for groceries, and before I left, I bought some candy. That good ol' candy in the big bins that you buy by the pound in a plastic baggy, not those pre-packaged kinds. I came home, pulled out a few pieces and ate them (really, their candy kicks ass), and noticed how happy I felt just to have it. It got me to thinking about something... when we're kids, things like candy, trading cards and little figures are just the most awesome things ever. You catch a cool bug, it's awesome. You eat candy that turns your tongue blue, it's awesome. Things like that just make your day when you're 9. Then, when people grow up (or often by their teen years), whether they realize it or not, they become harder and harder to satisfy. They want increasingly more expensive and elaborate forms of entertainment, and life becomes boring when they can't have the fifty million things they want so badly. And you know, a lot of people think I'm childish for liking candy, Kool-Aid, cheap plastic action figures and bugs so much, but the truth of the matter is, I feel so blessed to be able to enjoy simple things like that. It really makes life a lot richer, and it feels good for satisfaction to be so *easy* to come by.