"I guess I have a lot of problems, so many that I don't have time to go into them all in detail. Suffice it to say I'm anal, obsessive, vain, quick to temper, overly introspective, lazy, judgmental, insecure, and self-righteous. Probably the most annoying thing about me is that I'm hugely opinionated. But I kind of make up for that by always being right."

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Day Five: Talk To Me

I often have interesting people email me with suggestions about how to become a happier person. Like me, many of them have been depressed much of their lives, but unlike me they have somehow found their way out of the darkness. I would actually like to start interviewing Bay Area people like this (on camera) for a documentary I'm doing about my own journey. If you're interested, please let me know. I would love to hear what you have to say. Even if your advice wouldn't work for me, it might work for somebody. Also, you should be prepared to have a good-natured joke or two made at your expense. Sometimes I just can't help myself.

Being the reclusive cynic that I am, I'm surprised at how much I've enjoyed getting out in the world and meeting new people. I've also discovered a startling fact: to meet people you have to leave your house. Who knew? I joke a lot about not having a significant other, but unless women suddenly began holding yoga classes in my living room, there was little chance of that ever happening.

I love hearing what people believe. Why they believe it. How these beliefs have helped them. Even if I think they're wrong (or crazy) it's always interesting, and food for thought.

Anyway, if you're at all interested, let me know. The worst that could happen is that you would waste a hour of your life talking to a self-obsessed, suicidal atheist. Well, actually, the worst is that he might become enraged by your opinions and leap across the room and choke you to death. But the odds of that are very low.

Email me at: rick@churchofrick.com