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    Archive for January, 2008

    Hoping to be a successhole

    Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008

    I’m on a linguistic role.

    Here’s my new submission for addition into the lexicon:

    Successhole (suc·cess·hole; pronounciation: \sək-ˈses-(h)ōl\). noun.

    1. A person who, upon achieving some dramatic change in status or income makes it abundantly clear that s/he thinks this change is primarily a result of her/his actions and discounts the role of luck, chance, and the myriad other factors that had much more to do with it;
    2. A person who can’t help but tell you how they achieved some goal through the practice of influencing the particles of the universe with their thought, intention, vibration, manifestation, or some other unmeasurable characteristic (e.g. Jim won the lottery and now he’s such a successhole about how he “attracted it.” It’s the LOTTERY, Jim!);
    3. Someone whose attainments should engender awestruck gratitude, but instead, continues to bitch and moan about petty things and insists on doing complicate restaurant check math so as not too pay an extra $1.00.

    Related:

    Sucksassful (sucks·ass·ful; pronounciation: \sək-ˈasfəl\ or, in certain areas \sək-ˈses-fəl\ ).

    1. Noun – The unpleasant emotions one experiences upon discovering that achieving a long-desired goal has not delivered the imagined and anticipated happiness. (e.g. If I wasn’t spending all those years visualizing becoming successful, I could have been having fun… instead of having spent all my weekends in workshops and now being sucksassful)
    2. Adjective – The achievement of a goal that results in the above-described experience (e.g. La-dee-da, I’m a sucksasful millionaire. Now shoot me, please.)

    Manifrustration

    Monday, January 14th, 2008

    I’m proposing a new word for the English language:

    Manifrustration (man·i·frus·tra·tion ; pronunciation: \ˌma-nə-frəs-ˈtrā-shən\) Noun.

    1) The unhappiness associated with not getting what you want after attempting to influence the universe with your thoughts

    2) The displeasure that occurs when the manifestation “master” says you haven’t gotten what you want because there’s something wrong with you

    2a) The added confusion when this alleged imperfection is some unprovable or vague theory, such as: the level of your intention or “vibration”; unconscious “resistance”; or the type and/or number of certain thoughts that spontaneously arise in your mind

    3) The depression that follows the times when, if you do somehow manage to get what you want, you find that you’re not actually any happier

    4) The sadness arising when, after not getting what you want through the use of a particular manifestation technique, you go into debt to take another manifestation course that promises better results… but only delivers one or more of the 3 states listed above

    I realize that in addition to being a new word, this could be a medical/psychological condition listed in the DSM-IV. Of course the problem with making Manifrustration a condition is that it would lead to all manner of useless treatments which would further compound the problem.




     

     

     

     

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